Lincoln, NE – November 3, 2020 – Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance, Inc. (MIAA), a leading network of independent insurance agencies across seven states, hosted its inaugural MIAA Principals Meeting as a virtual event on October 28, 2020. The meeting, attended by nearly 150 member agency principals and insurance company partners, offered multiple sessions covering the growing network’s performance and goals, member agency best practices, and carrier updates.

The five-hour event featured a live panel discussion with five members of MIAA’s Circle of Excellence group. Moderated by MIAA President and COO Doug Meacham, discussion topics centered around success drivers for 2021 and beyond, including staffing and culture, the role of technology, and creating new sources of clients and income.

Special guest, SIAA President Nick Pappajohn, shared his thoughts on the role of the national alliance, the industry, and what the future may hold for the independent agency channel.

“We were thrilled to host our first ever Principals Meeting, and our first network-wide virtual conference,” stated Meacham. “We designed the event specifically for our member agents as an online learning experience delivered by speakers with diverse areas of expertise. We truly couldn’t be more pleased with the level of participation and the success of the event.”

The mini conference featured a virtual trade show showcasing various services and benefits available to MIAA members including education, marketing services, company access, growing commercial lines, life and benefits, and excess & surplus lines and specialty markets..

About MIAA
Founded in 2001, Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance, Inc. (MIAA) is comprised of more than 200 independent agency members spanning across the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. MIAA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) and one of its 48 regional master agencies.

Member panel clockwise from top left: Joey Larson, Providence Financial, Sioux Falls, SD; Craig Jones, Yennie & Jones Insurance, Pleasant Hill, MO; Angela Trimble, TrustPoint Services, Burlington, KS; Doug Meacham, MIAA, Lincoln, NE; Teresa Borer, Insurance Solutions, Omaha, NE; Janet Payne, TrustPoint Services, Burlington, KS