2018 NAAIA Annual Conference
& Empowerment Summit

Make the NAAIA Connection: Driving Business, Talent & Diversity

September 26-28, 2018

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

    Registration

    "NOWOPEN"

    Early Bird registrationuntil July 15, 2018

    RegistrationEarly BirdStandard Rate
    NAAIA Member$349$399
    Non-Member$449$499
    Non-Affiliated Guest$199$249
    One-Day Pass$175$175
    *Individually Priced Activities  
    NAAIA Leadership Summit$150$175
    Gala Only$100$100
    Opening Welcome Reception Only$75$75

    * Fees are added to base registration price depending on your registration selection type.

    * A 4% Online Processing Fee will be added to ALL registrations.

    Cancellations / Refunds / Substitutions

    Requests for cancellations / refunds must be submitted in writing by July 26, 2018. Request refunds by emailing naaia.office@gmail.com. All requests are subject to a $50 administrative fee. Refunds are not given after July 26, 2018. NAAIA will not reimburse you if you do not attend.

    No Refunds of Specific Fees:
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    Refund requests for payments made by check will be issued, less $50 administrative fee, within 60 days following the conference. Refund requests for payments made by credit card will be issued, less $50 administrative fee, within 30 business days after confirmation of receiving the request.

    Substitutions:
    Substitutions are allowed, however, cost differentials will apply (i.e. a non-member is substituted for a Member - an additional charge would apply).

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    2018 NAAIA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

    Sponsored By THE HARTFORD

    The Hartford and the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) warmly invite you to the Leadership Summit, an event held in conjunction with the NAAIA National Conference.

    September 26, 2018
    8:00 a.m. till 1 p.m.

    Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
    Breakfast & Lunch included

    Session facilitated by one of the leading authorities in organizational development and career success, Dr. Addie Perkins Williamson, author of Crossing the Finish Line: Getting to the Top and Staying There.

    + GET ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST PRESSING CAREER QUESTIONS
    Dr. Williamson will lead a workshop on getting where you want to go in your career. You’ll receive a copy of her book, plus an opportunity to ask questions about career advancement. Feel free to speak openly!

    + YOU HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO SUCCEED – NOW GET THE TOOLS
    Success isn’t just about working hard; it requires skills and tools that you’ll learn about in this workshop. Space is limited, so reserve your place today!

    Schedule

    Wednesday | Sep 26

    8 am - 1 pm

    NAAIA Leadership Summit
    Pre-conference Development Event

    + Keynote - Addie Perkins Williamson
    President / CEO
    Perkins Williamson Associates

    Hilton - Conference Center Room 304 - 305

    11 am - 11:50 am

    Agent Owner Session #1
    Marketing & Social Media

    + Speaker - Billy Williams
    President
    Inspire a Nation Business Mentoring

    Hilton - Conference Center Room 313 - 314

    12 pm - 1 pm

    Lunch On Your Own

    1 pm - 1:50 pm

    Agent Owner Session #2
    Mergers & Acquisitions

    + Speaker - Mel Clemmons
    Lead Consultant
    SAMM Business Marketing

    Hilton - Conference Center Room 313 - 314

    1:30 pm - 3 pm

    NAAIA National Board & Chapter Leaders Meeting

    2 pm - 2:50 pm

    Agent Owner Session #3
    Agency Succession Planning

    + Speaker - Mel Clemmons
    Lead Consultant
    SAMM Business Marketing

    + Speaker - Tamara Gatson Brown
    Founder
    Gatson Training Associates

    Hilton - Conference Center Room 313 - 314

    3 pm - 4:30 pm

    Annual Membership Meeting
    (Members Only)

    Marriott Marquis - International Salon 1 - 2

    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

    Opening Plenary Session

    + Keynote - Kimberly B. Davis
    Executive VP
    Social Impact, Growth & Legislative Affairs
    National Hockey League (NHL)

    Hilton - Conference Center Room 304 -305

    6 pm - 7:30 pm

    Welcome Reception

    Marriott Marquis - Skyline South

    7 pm - 11 pm

    Exhibits

    Marriott Marquis - Salons A - B Foyer

    8 pm - 10 pm

    Emerging Leaders Reception

    5Church Atlanta
    1197 Peachtree Street NE
    Atlanta, GA 30361

    Thursday | Sep 27

    7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Welcome / Continental Breakfast

    Marriott Marquis - Salon A - B Foyer

    8 am - 10 am

    Plenary Session #2
    Fireside Chat

    + Interviewer - Reginald White
    National Vice President - Gov't & Educ Segment
    Cigna Healthcare

    + Keynote - Martin South
    President of U.S. and Canada Division
    Marsh

    Panel Discussion
    The Journey of the African American Insurance Professional

    + Moderator - Juanita Alguero
    Managing Director
    Marsh

    + Panelist - Al Vivian
    President & CEO
    Basic Diversity, Inc.

    + Panelist - Jacqueline Plair Rushin
    Founder
    Rich Rush Enterprises LLC

    Marriott Marquis - Salon B

    10:10 am - 11 am

    Agent Owner Session #4
    Marketing Employee Benefits
    to Your Business Clients

    + Speaker - Lee Bethel
    President
    Comprehensive Benefit Services, Inc.

    + Speaker - Delvin Joyce
    President
    Prosperity Wealth Group, LLC

    Marriott Marquis - L508

    10:10 am - 11 am

    Concurrent Workshops Sessions

    10:10 am - 11 am

    Workshop #1
    Transformative Relationship Building: Creating and Sustaining Meaningful Work Relationships

    + Speaker - Denise Thomas
    President / Owner
    The Effective Communications Coach, LLC

    Marriott Marquis - M304

    10:10 am - 11 am

    Workshop #2
    Systemic Risk: How IT is Changing Risk Management

    + Speaker - Forrest Pace
    Cyber Sales Leader
    AIG

    Marriott Marquis - M301

    10:10 am - 11 am

    Workshop #3
    Inside the Beltway: What Every Insurance Professional Needs To Know About The Political Landscape

    + Speaker - Diane Boyle
    SVP Goverment Relations
    NAIFA

    + Speaker - Whitney Craig
    Director of Government Relations
    RIMS

    Marriott Marquis - M303

    10:10 am - 11 am

    Workshop #4
    Disruptive Trends in Insurance

    + Speaker - Deeksha Joshi
    Managing Director - Corporate Strategy and Research
    Liberty Mutual Insurance

    Marriott Marquis - L401 - L403

    11:10 am - 12 pm

    Agent Owner Session #5
    Successful Agency Best Practices

    + Speaker - David Siekman
    Performance Consultant
    Agency Performance Partners & Agency Appeal

    Marriott Marquis - L508

    11:10 am - 12 pm

    Concurrent Workshops Sessions

    11:10 am - 12 pm

    Workshop #6
    InSurTech Trends II - Technology in
    Predictive Modelling’s Impact on the Industry

    + Speaker - George Woods
    SVP - Strategy and Planning
    Guy Carpenter & Co.

    + Speaker - George Neale
    Executive VP
    Selective Insurance

    Marriott Marquis - M304

    11:10 am - 12 pm

    Workshop #7
    Gen Zs & Millennials In Insurance:
    What’s Your Sizzle Factor?

    + Moderator - Hansford Johnson
    Director of Talent Acquisition, Diversity Sourcing and Engagement Strategies
    Travelers

    + Panelist - Dominique LaFrance
    Account Manager
    Travelers

    + Panelist - Paul Young
    Foreign Casualty Senior Underwriter
    AIG

    Marriott Marquis - M301

    11:10 am - 12 pm

    Workshop #8
    Creating Multigenerational Wealth
    In The African American Community

    + Speaker - Lillie Nkenchor
    Corporate VP - Advanced Planning Group
    New York Life

    Marriott Marquis - M303

    11:10 am - 12 pm

    Workshop #9
    Great Leaders Are Great Communicators: How To Effectively Communicate Your Way To The Top

    + Speaker - Denise Thomas
    President / Owner
    The Effective Communications Coach, LLC

    Marriott Marquis - L401 - L403

    12 pm - 1 pm

    Lunch On Your Own

    1 pm - 2 pm

    Plenary Session #3
    Emerging Trends & The Skills Required To Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow
    (Hosted By NAAIA Emerging Leadership)

    + Co-Moderator - Tia Alexander
    Senior Marketing Underwriter
    FCCI Insurance Group

    + Co-Moderator - Deidre Wright, ARMe
    Director of Engagement & Marketing
    Diversity & Inclusion Institute

    + Panelist - Montrae Williams
    Assistant VP - Loss Sensitive Agency and Program Management Teams
    The Hartford

    + Panelist - Montreece Smith
    Director of Recruitment Operations
    Allegis Global Solutions

    + Panelist - Elliott C. Wallace
    VP / GM, Life Insurance
    Risk Solutions Business of LexisNexis®

    Marriott Marquis - Salon B

    2 pm - 3:30 pm

    Strategic Leadership Forum
    (Invitation Only)

    Marriott Marquis - L405 & L406

    2 pm - 3:30 pm

    Trade Show / Career Fair

    Marriott Marquis - Salons A - B Foyer

    3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Agent Owner Session #6
    Digital Agency

    + Speaker - Cal Durland
    Interface Optimization Director
    IVANS

    Marriott Marquis - International Salon 1 - 2

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    National Talent Development Competition
    Participating Schools are as follows:
    Georgia State University - The Hartford
    Howard University - CNA
    Morehouse College - Zurich
    University of Georgia - Liberty Mutual
    University of North Texas - Marsh

    Marriott Marquis - Salon A

    6 pm - 11 pm

    Exhibits

    Marriott Marquis - Salons A - B Foyer

    7 pm - 11 pm

    Gala & Awards and Recognition Celebration
    Attire: Business Dress or Evening Attire

    Marriott Marquis - Salon A - B

    Friday | Sep 28

    7:30 am - 9 am

    Continental Breakfast

    Marriott Marquis - Salons A - B Foyer

    8 am - 9:30 am

    Trade Show / Networking Event

    Marriott Marquis - Salons A - B Foyer

    9:35 am - 10:45 am

    Closing Plenary Session

    + Opening Keynote - Robert Cartwright Jr.
    President RIMS, Division Manager
    EHSS Bridgestone Retail Operations

    Marriott Marquis - Salon B

    11 am - 11:45 am

    Table Talks
    Facilitation by Industry Senior Executives

    Marriott Marquis - Salon B

    11:50 am - 12:10 pm

    + Closing Keynote - Ivy Kusinga
    Senior VP, Chief Culture Officer
    Chubb

    + Closing Comments - Ken Branch
    Vice Chair
    NAAIA

    Marriott Marquis - Salon B

    * Event attire is Business / Business Casual except for the Gala Awards & Recognition Dinner which is Formal.

    Speakers

    NAAIA Leadership Summit
    Keynote

    Addie Perkins Williamson
    President / CEO
    Perkins Williamson Associates

    Wednesday Opening Plenary
    Keynote

    Kimberly B. Davis
    Executive VP
    Social Impact, Growth & Legislative Affairs
    National Hockey League (NHL)

    Thursday Plenary Session
    Keynote

    Martin South
    President
    U.S. and Canada Division
    Marsh

    Friday Plenary Session
    Keynote

    Robert Cartwright Jr.
    RIMS President, Division Manager
    EHSS Bridgestone Retail Operations

    Friday Closing Session
    Keynote

    Ivy Kusinga
    Senior VP, Chief Culture Officer
    Chubb

    Plenary Session #2
    Interviewer

    Reginald White
    National VP - Gov't & Educ Segment
    Cigna Healthcare

    Plenary Session #2
    Moderator

    Juanita I. Alguero
    Managing Director
    Marsh

    Plenary Session #2
    Panelist

    Al Vivian
    President & CEO
    Basic Diversity, Inc.

    Plenary Session #2
    Panelist

    Jacqueline Plair Rushin
    Founder
    Rich Rush Enterprises LLC

    Plenary Session #3
    Co-Moderator

    Tia Alexander
    Senior Marketing Underwriter
    FCCI Insurance Group

    Plenary Session #3
    Co-Moderator

    Deidre Wright, ARMe
    Director of Engagement & Marketing
    Diversity & Inclusion Institute

    Plenary Session #3
    Panelist

    Montrae Williams
    Assistant VP - Loss Sensitive Agency & Program Management Teams
    The Hartford

    Plenary Session #3
    Panelist

    Montreece Smith
    Director of Recruitment Operations
    Allegis Global Solutions

    Plenary Session #3
    Panelist

    Elliott C. Wallace
    VP / GM, Life Insurance
    Risk Solutions Business of LexisNexis®

    Agent Owner Session #1
    Speaker

    Billy R. Williams PhD.
    President
    Inspire a Nation Business Mentoring

    Agent Owner Session #2
    Speaker

    Mel Clemmons
    Lead Consultant
    SAMM Business Marketing

    Agent Owner Session #3
    Speaker

    Tamara Gatson Brown
    Founder
    Gatson Training Associates

    Agent Owner Session #4
    Speaker

    Lee Bethel
    President
    Comprehensive Benefit Services, Inc.

    Agent Owner Session #4
    Speaker

    Delvin Joyce
    President
    Prosperity Wealth Group, LLC

    Agent Owner Session #5
    Speaker

    David Siekman
    Performance Consultant
    Agency Performance Partners & Agency Appeal

    Agent Owner Session #6
    Speaker

    Cal Durland
    Interface Optimization Director
    IVANS

    Workshop #1
    Speaker

    Denise Thomas
    President / Owner
    The Effective Communications Coach, LLC

    Workshop #2
    Speaker

    Forrest Pace
    Cyber Sales Leader
    AIG

    Workshop #3
    Speaker

    Diane Boyle
    SVP Goverment Relations
    NAIFA

    Workshop #3
    Speaker

    Whitney Craig
    Director of Government Relations
    RIMS

    Workshop #4
    Speaker

    Deeksha Joshi
    Managing Director - Corporate Strategy and Research
    Liberty Mutual Insurance

    Workshop #6
    Speaker

    George Woods
    SVP - Strategy and Planning
    Guy Carpenter & Co.

    Workshop #6
    Speaker

    George Neale
    Executive VP
    Selective Insurance

    Workshop #7
    Moderator

    Hansford Johnson
    Director of Talent Acquisition, Diversity Sourcing and Engagement Strategies
    Travelers

    Workshop #7
    Panelist

    Dominique LaFrance
    Account Manager
    Travelers

    Workshop #7
    Panelist

    Paul Young
    Foreign Casualty Senior Underwriter
    AIG

    Workshop #8
    Speaker

    Lillie Nkenchor
    Corporate VP - Advanced Planning Group
    New York Life

    Workshop #9
    Moderator

    Denise Thomas
    President / Owner
    The Effective Communications Coach, LLC

    Hotel & Travel

    If you need a room for Tuesday, September 25th ONLY, you may use our room block reservation at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel below...

    Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
    165 Courtland Street NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    (404) 659-6500

    Room Rate: $199 / Night

    Main conference room reservations should be made at the Marriott Marquis below...

    Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    (404) 521-0000

    Room Rate: $179 / Night

    Area Airport

    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

    Approximately a 15 minute drive to host hotel

    Host Chapter

    Atlanta Association of Insurance Professionals (AAIP)
    Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

    Rebekah Ratliff
    President

    Erica Jones
    Vice President

    Steve Compton
    Treasurer

    Dominique LaFrance
    Recording Secretary

    Aisha Danzy
    Business Manager

    Trudie Bolles
    Parliamentarian

    Michael Burt
    Member At Large

    Thomas Foxx
    Public Relations Officer

    Nicole Anderson
    Corresponding Secretary

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    Schedule

    Wed | Sep 26

    8 am - 1 pm
    National Leadership Summit
    Pre-conference Development Event
    + Keynote - Addie Perkins Williamson
    President / CEO
    Perkins Williamson Associates

    8 am - 5 pm
    Registration

    11 am - 12 noon
    Agent / Owner Session
    Building / Growing a Profitable Agency

    1 pm - 2 pm
    Agent / Owner Session
    Employee Benefits

    1:30 pm - 3 pm
    NAAIA Leadership & National Board Meeting

    2 pm - 3 pm
    Agent / Owner Session
    Mergers & Acquisitions

    3:30 pm - 5 pm
    General Membership Meeting, Board Introductions, Chapter Leader Reports

    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Opening Plenary
    + Keynote - Kimberly B. Davis
    Executive VP
    Social Impact, Growth & Legislative Affairs
    National Hockey League (NHL)

    6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
    Welcome Reception

    .

    Thu | Sep 27

    7 am - 5 pm
    Registration

    7:30 am - 9:30 am
    Welcome / Continental Breakfast

    8 am - 10 am
    Plenary Opening Session
    Marsh Study / Panel Discussion
    + Keynote - Martin South
    President of U.S. and Canada Division
    Marsh

    10:10 am - 11:10 am
    Agent / Owner Session
    Direct versus Broker Contracts

    10:10 am - 11:10 am
    Concurrent Workshops

    Workshop #1
    Effective Relationship Building: Creating and sustaining meaningful work relationships throughout a continuously changing environment

    Workshop #2
    The Internet of Things

    Workshop #3
    Inside the Beltway. Political Landscape.

    Workshop #4
    Self - Driving Cars

    +

    11:20 am - 12:20 pm
    Concurrent Workshops

    Workshop #5
    How Artificial Intelligence will change everything eventually, including insurance

    Workshop #6
    Gen Z & Millennials in Insurance. What's your sizzle factor?

    Workshop #7
    Reputational Risk & The Me Too Movement Management

    Workshop #8
    Creating Multigenerational Wealth in the African American Community

    11:20 am - 12:20 pm
    Agent / Owner Session
    Marketing and Social Media

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    Lunch on your own

    1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
    Emerging Leaders Plenary Session

    2 pm - 3:30 pm
    Trade Show / Career Fair

    2 pm - 3:20 pm
    Strategic Leadership Forum (INVITATION ONLY)

    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Agent / Owner Session
    Perpetuations Plans

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    National Talent Development Competition
    Howard University
    Georgia State University
    Morehouse College
    University of Georgia
    University of North Texas

    7 pm - 11 pm
    Gala / Awards & Recognition Dinner
    Attire: Formal

    .

    Fri | Sep 28

    7:30 am - 9 am
    Continental Breakfast

    8 am - 9:30 am
    Trade Show / Career Fair

    9:35 am - 10:45 am
    Plenary Session
    + Keynote - Robert Cartwright Jr.
    RIMS President, Division Manager
    EHSS Bridgestone Retail Operations

    11 am - 11:45 am
    Table Talks

    11:50 am - 12:15 pm
    Closing Session
    + Keynote - Ivy Kusinga
    Senior Vice President, Chief Culture Officer
    Chubb

    .

    * Event attire is Business / Business Casual except for the Gala Awards & Recognition Dinner which is Formal.

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