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:
All administrative fees, gala only, or on-site registration fee(s) are nonrefundable.

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 - Susan Johnson
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
The Hartford

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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