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Joe Vincent Seminar Preview: The U.S. Economy, Politics and the Insurance Industry

For 60 years, the Texas insurance industry's top leaders have convened in Austin for IIAT's Joe Vincent Management Seminar to make connection and discuss the latest industry trends, challenges and insights. The tradition continues January 29-31, 2023, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Learn more.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

The U.S. Economy and Politics: Stay Informed
Presented by Joan Woodward - Executive Vice President of Public Policy, President of The Travelers Institute

Joan Woodward is President of The Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy for The Travelers Companies, Inc.  She is a member of the company’s Executive Management Committee and Operating Committee, and serves on the Travelers Foundation Board.

Woodward joined Travelers in 2008 from Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was the founding Executive Director of the company’s Global Markets Institute. During her ten years at Goldman Sachs, she also established the Washington Equity Research operation for the firm, serving as its first Director of Washington Research within the Global Economic Research division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Woodward worked on Capitol Hill for 12 years, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, as well as Chief Economist for the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee. 

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Plunk, a technology company.  Joan also serves on the Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is Vice Chairman  of the Board of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, and a member of the President’s National Small and Medium Enterprise Export Council.  She is engaged with numerous community and charitable groups. Woodward holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science and a master’s degree in public administration all from American University.

$395 Member/ $525 Non-Member

January 29th - 31st
Renaissance Austin Hotel

Also at the Joe Vincent Management Seminar:

  • The Mach 2 Mindset: Decision-Making in a High-Speed Environment with Nicole Malachowski
  • Sales Management Best Practices to Accelerate Growth presented by Brian Ahearn, Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE
  • InsurTech Innovation Lab presented by Catalyit, a Staffing Solutions Lab, and Roundtable Discussions
  • Driving Agency Value Through Innovation, Data & Planning for Perpetuation presented by Carey Wallace, Agency Focus President
  • The Time Is Now: Transformative Tech to Maximize Your Agency with Steve Anderson, President of Catalyit
  • Networking - Texas Mutual Casino Party, Reception, ELITExas Night Out
  • Big "I" Legislative Day - Legislative briefing, lunch and appointments with legislators at the Capitol

Give voice to the industry. Meet with your state legislators at the Texas Capitol.

Big "I" Legislative Day is Tuesday, January 31 (10 am-2 pm)