The American Insurance Marketing & Sales (AIMS) Society is accepting nominations for its 2011 Producer of the Year and Company Partner of the Year awards. The awards recognize an agency producer and a carrier partner for outstanding performance and achievement in the field of insurance sales and marketing.
The AIMS Society's Producer of the Year Award is designed to recognize members for outstanding sales achievement, retention, service, education and industry involvement. “This award will acknowledge the achievements of one individual who clearly embodies the principles taught in the CPIA professional designation program seminars,” says Kitty Ambers, CPIA, CIC, CISR, CPIW, and AIMS Society executive director.
The AIMS Society's Company Partner of the Year Award honors an Independent Agency System company that delivers extraordinary support designed to help agents sell and market better. Such support could be in the form of new marketing programs, educational initiatives or innovative product offerings.
“The relationship between agents and their companies is a unique partnership—one that can significantly impact the agents’ success,” says Jim Gosselink, AIMS Society president and president of Pella, Iowa-based Tulip City Agency, Ltd. “It’s important to highlight those carriers that go the extra mile to help agents grow, especially in today’s environment.”
The awards will be presented during the AIMS Society's 24th Annual PRO-to-PRO Executive Retreat, an informal gathering of top insurance sales and marketing professionals, which takes place February 17-19, 2011, at the Embassy Suites-Convention Center in downtown Tampa. The event, which is being held in conjunction with the ACORD User Groups Information Exchange (AUGIE) and the Agents Council for Technology (ACT,) includes interactive roundtable discussions and panel sessions showcasing solutions to today's agency challenges. The deadline for nominations is January 10, 2011.
For more information on the AIMS Society 2011 Producer of the Year and Company Partner of the Year awards, visit aimssociety.org/awards.html. To learn more about the AIMS Society PRO-to-PRO Executive Retreat, including information on sponsorship opportunities, visit aimssociety.org/protopro.html or contact Kitty Ambers at 804-674-6466.
About AIMS Society: Founded in 1968 as The Firemark Society, the AIMS Society (www.aimssociety.org) is a national, member-driven organization that provides practical training, information and networking services designed to increase the personal and agency sales production of property and casualty insurance agents. AIMS Society was the first organization to honor property and casualty agents for sales excellence and to establish the industry’s only sales-based insurance designation—the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA). Completion of the CPIA designation requirements is not necessary to qualify for AIMS Society membership.