2017 Conference & Empowerment Summit

November 8 - 10, 2017

Atlanta, GA 30303

The 2017 NAAIA Annual Conference & Empowerment Summit has been rescheduled and will get underway in the City of Atlanta!


Join NAAIA as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!

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The 2017 NAAIA Conference will feature a panel of industry leading CEOs and high level executives; the 2nd Annual National Talent Development Competition; and well-known speakers from across the country. Topics will address the current trends and changes which are most significant to the industry and our base.

As a conference attendee, you will have an unmatched opportunity to meet and engage with a broad cross-section of industry professionals, i.e., C-suite executives, functional leaders and managers, staff, agency owners, brokers/producers, risk managers, legal and financial professionals and more.

This action packed conference will provide you with all of the tools, technologies, and best practices you need to accomplish your goals.

In addition to the top-notch education, you will have the opportunity to network and reconnect with old friends and make new ones!

Schedule

Timing and Agenda of Event

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Registration

  • 10:00am - 11:15am

    National Board Meeting

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm

    Leadership Luncheon & Platinum Celebration

    Marquis D

  • 1:15pm - 2:45pm

    Annual General Session

    Marquis C

  • 3:00am - 5:00pm

    Plenary Session: Keynote Speaker, Al Vivian

    Presented by The Hartford

    Session Overview & Speaker Introduction:

    Susan Johnson Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion The Hartford


    Keynote Speaker:

    Al Vivian

    President & CEO Basic Diversity, Inc.

    What People Are Saying: “Dynamic”, “Amazing speaker!”, “Unparalleled Effectiveness…”, “Strongest and most compelling business case for diversity that I have ever heard!”, Opened my eyes!”, … “I could have listened to him for another hour!”, “Al Vivian’s thoughts were very informative and gave insight to things I had never thought about.”

    Al possesses a truly rare quality—the ability to speak credibly about socially relevant and controversial issues in a manner that impacts, connects and builds bridges across cultures and ideologies.

    Al has furnished diversity commentary to various media outlets including New York Times, CNN, FOX, NBC, PBS, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Chicago Sun Times, and WSB News Radio.

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Welcome/Diversity Reception Sponsored By Marsh

    Skyline South

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Registration

    Marquis C

  • 8:00am - 10:45am

    Plenary Opening Session Featuring the CEO & Executive Leader Panel

    Marquis C

    Moderator:

    Ken Branch CEO NHCS Enterprises
    Carlton Maner CEO, U.S. Division Axis
    Bo Young Lee Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Marsh and Guy Carpenter
    Mike Pesch CEO, U.S. Global Brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    Jim Shevlin Regional Executive Officer Southeast Region North America Insurance
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm

    Concurrent Workshop Sessions


    Hidden Figures: Uncovering the Insurance Secrets of the Rich & Famous

    Prince Goins CEO of the Black Wealth Alliance Senior Executive Field Chairman with First Financial Security
    Gloria Goins Founding Partner of Black Wealth Alliance Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bon Secours Health System

    Rules of Engagement: A Risk Manager’s Guide for Diverse Agents & Brokers Seeking Business with Fortune 1000 Companies

    Moderator:

    Denise Lloyd-Withrow President & CEO of D.H. Lloyd & Associates, Inc.

    Panelists:

    Jane Celena Waters Insurance Program Officer and Captive Manager for the Government of the District of Columbia
    Karl Jones Risk Manager D.C. Housing
    Baunie McConnell Risk Management Division Director Miami-Dade County
    Fitzroy Smith Assistant Vice President of Risk Management & Insurance George Washington University

    Mysteries Uncovered: Secrets of Talent Management Processes

    L504 - L505

    Moderator:

    Troy Landry Vice President of Claims South East Casualty Claim Team Chubb

    Panelists:

    Karlene Joseph Program Director, Law Strategy and Operations The Hartford
    Shay Conyers Assistant Vice President Sales & Distribution CNA Insurance
  • 12:15am - 1:45pm

    Focus Group Sessions & Lunch

    Lunch is on your own


    Strategic Leadership Forum Luncheon Invitation Only


    Marsh Study Focus Groups' Luncheon Invitation Only

    L404 - L405

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Concurrent Workshop Sessions


    Collabrative Strategic Planning to Create, Protect and Transfer Wealth

    L504 - L505

    Aimee D. Griffin Esq. Managing Attorney of The Griffin Firm PLLC
    Prince Goins CEO of the Black Wealth Alliance
    Damien St. John Digital Business and Marketing Consultant Vivd
    Troy Young Founder and President of Destiny Financial Group
    Gloria Goins Founding Partner of Black Wealth Alliance

    Agent/Broker Best Practices

    Aubrey Branch CEO Branch-Hernandez & Associates

    InSurTech

    George Woods Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Advisory Guy Carpenter — New York
  • 3:15pm - 5:00pm

    Trade Show | Career Fair | Networking Event

    Marquis C

  • 6:30pm - 5:00pm

    Gala | Awards & Recognition | Silent Auction | Entertainment

    Attire: Black Tie (Optional)

    Marquis D

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Registration

  • 8:00am - 10:00am

    Plenary Opening Session & Featured Event - Easing Racial Tensions at Work

    Presented by New York Life

    Marquis D


    Easing Racial Tensions at Work: Introduction to the Study

    Kathleen Navarro Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer New York Life

    Easing Racial Tensions at Work: Story Telling

    Priscilla Hammonds AVP - Diversity & Inclusion Grange Insurance

    Easing Racial Tensions at Work: Story Telling

    Reginald White General Manager Government & Education Cigna
  • 10:15am - 11:15am

    Concurrent Workshop Sessions

    Emerging Leader Panel

    L506 - L507

    Moderator:

    Oyauma Garrison Senior Vice President The Jacobson Group

    Panelists:

    Clive McCarthy Senior Branch Manager/Hiring Manager Liberty Mutual
    Rodney Johnson Vice President of Culture & Inclusion, GGB-US Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    Cyernae Wilson Team Leader The Hartford
    Michael Colson AVP–Underwriting Manager Aviation- Specialty Casualty Chubb
    Aisha Danzy President Five Star Insurance Agency

    The Way of the Shephard (Leaders & Managers of People)

    L504 - L505

    Billy R. Williams, PhD President Inspire A Nation Business Mentoring

    Must Have Technology Tools for Today’s Successful Insurance Agent

    L404

    Joseph Garnett Sales Performance Director Zurich North America
  • 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Trade Show | Networking | Lunch

    Marquis C

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    National Talent Development Competition

    Marquis D

    Participating Schools & Corporate Advocates
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    2017 NAAIA Annual Conference & Empowerment Summit Closing Ceremony

Special Guest Speaker

An industry expert who will be speaking at the event

event-speaker

Al Vivian

President & CEO of Basic Diversity, Inc.

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2nd Annual National Talent Development Competition

Participating Schools & Corporate Advocates

Florida A&M University
Bethune-Cookman University
University of Georgia
Southern University and A&M College

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Last Year's Winners

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(From Left to Right) John McLaughlin - CNA Technology Industry Leader – AVP, Maria Nighat – GSU Student, Jean-Marcien Cyriague Kablansi – GSU Student, Cayla Domonique Wade – GSU Student, Kesha Jackson – CNA Information Technology – Business Analysis Senior Specialist, Ngozi Nnaji – CNA Healthcare Zonal Leader – AVP

Pricing

Checkout our Standard Rates.

NAAIA Member

$399

Non-Member

$499

Non-Affiliated Guest

$249

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One-Day Rates Also Available.

Wednesday, Nov 8

Welcome Reception

$75

Thursday, Nov 9

$175/ Day Rate
(Does not include Gala)
  • Gala

    $100

Friday, Nov 10

$175/ Day Rate

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Day Rates Include: Registration, Meals, & Plenary Sessions.

Hotel

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Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel

$179

NAAIA Negotiated Group Rate of $179/per night (plus tax) is now only available from November 8th - 10th. This rate expires MONDAY, October 23rd at 5 p.m. RESERVE YOUR ROOM RIGHT NOW!

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The Venue

The NAAIA Conference will be held at the 4-Star Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is an iconic destination bursting with style and energy.

Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

+1(404)521-0000

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Meet Al Vivian

Al Vivian is President and CEO of BASIC Diversity, Inc., a full service diversity & inclusion consultancy that has been operating nationally for 35 years. Al’s passion is helping organizations leverage the benefits and minimize the challenges of managing a diverse workforce by creating inclusive environments where people can effectively collaborate across their cultural differences. Al has worked with people from all walks of life; from CEO’s to sanitation workers, and every occupation in between. He has provided diversity counsel to civic and religious leaders, political officials, and television news personnel. Al has furnished diversity commentary to various media outlets including New York Times, CNN, FOX, NBC, PBS, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Chicago Sun Times, and WSB News Radio.

Al possesses a truly rare quality -- the ability to speak credibly about socially relevant and controversial issues in a manner that impacts, connects and builds bridges across cultures and ideologies.

What people are saying:

  • "Dynamic!"
  • "Amazing speaker!"
  • "Unparalleled effectiveness..."
  • "Unparalleled effectiveness..."
  • "Strongest and most compelling business case for diversity that I have ever heard!"
  • "Opened my eyes!"
  • "... I could have listened to him for another hour!"
  • "Al Vivian's thoughts were very informative and gave insight to things I had never thought about."
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