Young Agents

the next generation of industry leaders

​​​​​​​​YoungAgents.gifWhat is a Young Agent?

A Young Agent is an insurance professional who is under the age of 41 that works with a Big “I” member agency. All company reps, regardless of age, are encouraged to interact with the future leadership of the Big “I” and the insurance world.

IIAV Young Agents host numerous events throughout the year so insurance professionals can build relationships with others in their industry.These events include networking socials, educational seminars tailored to those newer to the industry and community service activities.
Politics also matter to Young Agents. They are active on both the state (VAPAC) and national level (InsurPAC). Influence the Vote.
One of the BEST parts about of being active in the Young Agents’ Program is being able to meet and get to know people just like you! We are all in it together! So come out and get involved with this great group of individuals.

How Can I Get Involved?
  • Just send Carter an e-mail with your:
    • name
    • agency/company name
    • date of birth. 

Learn About IIAV's Young Agent Committee

Click on the links to the right or on the tabs below for more information:

IIAV Young Agents Food Drive

The IIAV Young Agents have teamed up with Virginia Supportive Housing to make a Thanksgiving Dinner for the individuals they serve. Here you will find a grocery list of them items needed. 

Please let us know which items you would like to donate and drop them off at the IIAV Office (8600 Mayland Drive, Henrico, VA 23294)

VSH's Mission
Virginia Supportive Housing's (VSH) mission is to end homelessness by providing permanent housing and supportive services. Founded in 1988, VSH was the first non-profit organization in Virginia to develop and provide permanent supportive housing for homeless single adults. Since then, VSH continues its tradition of Making Homelessness History.

The individuals and families they serve represent the lowest income levels in the Commonwealth-generally 30 percent or less than an area's median income. Their financial situations often are compounded by challenges such as substance abuse, mental illness and physical disabilities.

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Imagine being able to network with young agents from various agencies around the state in a relaxed, fun, educational environment. This is a great opportunity for agency and company reps to socialize and build on the relationships already established.

YoungAgents.gifWhy Sponsor?

  • Young Agents are the building blocks for future profits.
  • Name recognition on the program and signs at the events.
  • Your company will be supporting education for your agents.
  • Support agency producers, which is key to a company's marketing/underwriting staff.
  • Continue to build relationships with agencies.
  • Networking opportunity with Young Agents from around the state.

For more information, CLICK HERE. 
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The Young Agents Committee serves as the unified voice for all young agents in Virginia and as the connection which perpetuates the future of the independent insurance agency system. They meet approximately 4 times a year at the IIAV headquarters and develop means in which young insurance professionals can interact with each other resulting in successful career paths and growth for their agencies.

Meet the YA Officers:

YAC Chair
& Grassroots/Legislative Chair
Adam Winfree
Andrew Agency Inc.
500 Libbie Ave #1A
Richmond, VA 23226
Ph: (804) 320-2886

Secretary& Education Co- Chair
Jake Nelson
Hottle & Associates
71 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Ph: (540) 351-0862 



Meet Additional YA Subcommittee Chairs:

Membership & Recruitment Co-Chair
Dylan Kowal
4600 Cox Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Ph: (804) 527-7990

Education Co-Chair
Jamey Walthall
Brethren Mutual Insurance Company
149 North Edgewood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Ph: (301) 739-0950


Vice Chair
& Membership & Recruitment Co-Chair
Jennifer Garriques

Garriques Lloyd McMahon
2309 Westwood Ave. #101
Richmond, VA 23230
Ph: (804) 358-2108

& Community Service Co-Chair
Laura Hancock

romero.jpgCommunity Service Co-Chair
Patrick Meredith
Commonwealth Underwriters
2112 W. Laburnum Ave. #105C
Richmond, VA 23220
Ph: (804) 359-4568