After attending Purdue University, Josh was working in corporate America when, like many of us, the events of September 11, 2001, changed his life forever. Something clicked inside him after that fateful day and, two years later, Josh followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2004, at 27 years old, Josh was off to boot camp. And in 2006, he was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq. Then, it all went black.
A bomb exploded under the vehicle Josh was riding in. He woke up five days later to the realization that he had lost two friends and both of his legs in the blast. He spent two years of extensive rehabilitation recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He currently has 32 pins in his hip and a 6-inch screw holding his pelvis together.
Corporal Josh Bleill is now a walking, talking, symbol of hope, using his story to motivate and inspire others. Even with all he’s been through, Josh doesn’t just believe in the American dream. He’s living it.
During her more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Angela has demonstrated a passion for helping agencies improve their technology systems and business processes. Angela has developed and delivered continuing education and professional training programs on a national level for a variety of clients, including, professional organizations like NetVu (Network of Vertafore Users), large agencies and insurance brokerage firms.
|Brian Hutson, CIC CRM|
Brian began his career in 1992 with Given/Woods Insurance Agency. He studied Insurance and Risk Management at SMU and graduated in 1994. In 1996 he left Given/Woods and started his own agency. He later merged his agency with Given/Woods when Glenn Woods retired. He sold the agency to Assured Partners in 2018 and continues to work at Assured Partners.
Founder and CEO of the Global Performance Institute, international keynote speaker
Gregory Offner is a globally recognized expert on performance, the Founder and CEO of the Global Performance Institute, and award-winning international keynote speaker. His Tip Jar CultureTM framework helps organizations around the world diminish disengagement while amplifying the performance of the people they employ.
In addition to his international business and leadership experience, he holds advanced professional designations in the fields of Risk Management, Organizational Development, Lean/SixSigma, and Positive Psychology. Gregory is also an accomplished entertainer; having performed professionally on five continents and numerous countries as a solo artist, and dueling piano performer. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife Kim, their daughter Francelle, two dogs, and a cat that makes Garfield look like an athlete.
Marit is passionate about helping organizations grow, solve problems and thrive! She believes people are the true heart-beat of every company. Marit believes that it's a leader's responsibility to understand their employees' strengths and provide them the opportunity to engage and be part of the solution.
Cari enjoys managing and working alongside one of the strongest E&O Team’s in the country. She is passionate about helping agents protect their business through facilitating Risk Management courses and assisting with insurance placement. She is a strong proponent of continuous improvement, streamlining process and maximizing results.
|Tai Jenkins Williams, M.Ed, MS, ITP, MCCT|
Senior Customer Engagement Training Consultant, Texas Mutual
Tai Jenkins Williams is a Senior Customer Engagement Training Consultant with Texas Mutual Insurance Company. With over 15 years in the insurance industry, Tai has held positions as a commercial underwriter and trainer for agents, service center representatives, underwriters in Virginia, Iowa, Arizona, and now Texas. Tai is a licensed P&C agent and holds Master of Education and Master of Science degrees, She is a newlywed and enjoys traveling and being a foodie with her husband.
Josh began his insurance career in 2013 at an independent London Broker. In 2017 Josh joined Amwins Global Risks within their Marine & Energy Division, where he was responsible for the handling and placement of accounts from start to finish. Josh Co-Founded INCO Broking in 2020, a new London Wholesale Insurance Broker. INCO Broking was founded to provide a fresh perspective on the London Insurance market by combining tradition with technology driven efficiency.
Jason Sabo, TRA
Jason Sabo is an experienced Business Consultant with a proven record of helping agencies improve their sales, operational & workforce, strategic and financial management strategies. Jason works with IIANC members to help them grow and take their agencies to the next level with increased revenue, improved workflows and long-term strategic planning.
Prior to joining IIANC, Jason worked with OneAmerica as a regional sales director and Farmers Insurance as the agency business consultant. He also brings experience from working in an insurance agency as account executive for both personal and commercial lines books of business. Jason graduated from Franklin Pierce University with B.S. in Business Management.