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IIAM COMMITTEES

To accomplish the goals and objectives of the IIAM board of directors, the following standing committees were formed:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Consists of the IIAM President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Immediate Past President, National Director, and PRIM Vice-President. The purpose of the Executive Committee is to monitor and guide the functions of the staff, set fiscal policy and make sure the organization is maintained according to corporate bylaws.

IIAM LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE & IIAM CONSUMER/GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS INFORMATION COUNCIL: This IIAM committee, along with the IIAM lobbyist, are responsible for the association's legislative effort and communication with state and national government offices as well as interested groups on issues of importance to the IIAM members.

This committee is active in staying abreast of all proposed, existing and suspected legislation and produces the only weekly legislative update bulletin in Montana. The committee can also draft legislation that is of importance to the IIAM membership and Montana insurance consumers. The committee remains active in off-legislative years to ensure constant awareness of issues of importance to the Montana insurance industry.

The committee and lobbyist are active on many advisory groups and boards, some of which are listed below. The committee also plans and executes the biannual IIAM "Legislative Road Show" where IIAM members and their legislators meet with the IIAM lobbyist.
IIAM has represented members and consumers with the following entities:
  • Montana Insurance Department
  • Producers task force on Continuing Education
  • Multiple legislative interim study committees
  • Workers' Compensation Task Forces and Coalitions
  • Montana Liability Coalition
  • Two Attorney General Task Forces
  • Department of Commerce Task Force Montana Insurance lobbyist group
  • The Montana Classification and Rating Committee
  • The Montana Continuing Education Advisory Council
  • Many of the departments and divisions of Montana State Government
    Montana Society of Association Executives....and many more.
IIAM AWARDS COMMITTEE: Coordinates the distribution of the annual IIAM awards ballots and selection of award recipients to be presented at the annual convention.

IIAM HISTORIAN: Appointed by the IIAM President and works with the IIAM staff to produce an annual historian's report to be presented to the general membership at the annual IIAM convention.

INSURPAC: This committee is chaired by J. Perry Wolfe, Wolfe-Daniels Insurance, Scobey, Montana. The committee communicates with the IIABA and conducts a membership drive in Montana in January of each year with continuing efforts throughout the year.

AGENCY ADVOCACY COMMITTEE: Reviews membership services, programs, or benefits that may be of interest to the membership and assesses the possibility of the association assisting the membership in this area.

TECHNICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: Collects technical items from the membership and presents these items at the ISO Technical Conference Committee. Keeps informed and provides technical item reports and articles to be printed in TAGS.

COMPANY/AGENCY RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Works with independent agency system companies on behalf of IIAM membership. Strives to improve relations and communications between companies and the association. Works for improved products and services to the members and clients of IIAM members.

IIAM INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENT JUNIOR CLASSIC COMMITTEE (IIAJC): Organizes local IIAM members to provide a local qualifying tournament for golfing youth and to submit the qualifiers to the state tournament. The IIAJC organizes and operates the state tournament. The Chairman accompanies the top two qualifiers to the National IYC. The Chairman provides a written and oral report to IIAM regarding state and national activities.

AD HOC TASK FORCES: Created as needed such as: IIAM Crop and Hail Task Force, IIAM Young Agents Committee. The IIAM Crop Hail Task Force was formed by the IIAM President to monitor the situation with the Montana State Hail Board.
 
 
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Executive Committee (July 2012 - June 2013)

KEITH NELSON, CIC - IIAM President
Bryant Arrotta Insurance
105 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT 59404
Phone# (406) 452-6408
keith.nelson@protectfirstins.com
BRYAN HALL, CIC - PRIM President, IIAM Immediate Past President
First West Inc.
PO Box 1800
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone # (406) 587-5111
bhall@1stwestinsurance.com
DEANNA DARNIELLE, CIC - IIAM President Elect
Darnielle Insurance Agency
PO Box 21300
Billings, MT 59104
Phone# (406) 652-4180
deanna@darnielle.com
BILL PRICE, CIC - IIAM National Director
First West Inc.
PO Box 1800
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone # (406) 587-5111
bprice@1stwestinsurance.com
KELLY KNAFF, CIC - IIAM Vice President
Montana First Insurance
1088 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone # (406) 755-0719
kelly@montanafirst.com
JOHN BRAUT, CIC - IIAM National Director Elect
Wolfe-daniels Agency, Inc.
PO Box 150
Scobey, MT 59263
Phone # (406) 487-2252
wolfedan@nemont.net
 
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Legislative Committee 2015

CHUCK MAZUREK, CIC - Committee Chair
Retired (Payne Financial Group)
51 Rock Ridge Dr
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 933-5975
clancy.mazurek@gmail.com

40+ years focusing on property and casualty claims and workers' compensation.
ANDREW BREKKE
Erickson Insurance Group
PO Box 2500
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 265-1490
andrew@ericksoninsurancegroup.com
 
13 years Property & Casualty, Life & Health. Strong agribusiness and crop insurance background. Legislative Aides to Commissioner of Higher Education and Montana Board of Regents, 2001 legislative session. Former Montana House of Representatives District 92 & 84 candidate.

J. PERRY WOLFE, CIC
Wolfe-Daniels Insurance
111 Main St
Scobey, MT 59263
(406) 487-2252
wolfedan@nemont.net

40+ years in Property & Casualty, Benefits, and Crop Hail. Current InsurPac chair. Has served in all state Big "I" officer positions.

TOM GRAU, CPCU
Retired (Cogswell Agency)
1603 Rockey Court
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 761-5000
t.grau@bresnan.net

Past National IIABA Chair. Expert witness and MIEF course instructor for E&O, CISR and more.

RICHARD MILTERNBERGER
Leavitt Great West Insurance Services
3390 Colton Dr, Ste A
Helena, MT 59602
(406) 443-1060
Richard-miltenberger@leavitt.com
 
Health insurance and benefits background with Seabury & Smith, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, Mountain West Benefits and other self-insured gropus and TPAs. Current board member of the Montana State Fund.

KEITH NELSON, CIC
Bryant-Arrotta Insurance Agency
105 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 452-59404
keith.nelson@protectfirstins.com

11 years of property & casualty experience as producer and manager. Current state Big "I" president-elect, past Young Agents' Committee Chari and Legislative Conferene attendee.

MINDY CARVER, JC, CPCU, CIC
PayneWest Insurance
2925 Palmer St, Suite B
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 327-6432
mcarver@wsi-insurance.com

Corpoerate Counsel

CLARA MAYS, CIC, CPCU
PayneWest Insurance
145 W Front Street
Missoula, MT 59806
(406) 532-5909
cmays@paynewest.com
 
Account manager and trainer. 30+ years commercial lines experience.

DEANNA DARNIELLE, CIC
Darnielle Insurance Agency
PO Box 21300
Billings, MT 59104
(406) 652-4180
deanna@darnielle.com

20 years in agency business focusingon personal and commercial lines. Specializes in workers' compensation. Current vice-president of the Big "I". Current president of the MIEF.

TOM CHAMBERLIN
Mandeville Insurance Agency
PO Box 69
Columbus, MT 59019
(406) 322-5361
tom@mandeville-insurance.com
 
Young Agent Committee Chair
 

CHRIS HINDOIEN
Hub International Mountain States Ltd
PO Box 711
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 453-1464
chris.hindoien@hubinternational.com
 
Commercial Insurance and Surety producer. Past president of the Montana Contractor’s Association Associates Division. Active member of the Montana State Fire Chief’s Association.

JEREMY NORBY, CIC, AFIS
Seitz Insurance Agency
PO Box 326
Sidney, MT 59270
(406) 433-1411
jeremy@eseitzins.com
 
Commercial and agribusiness producer. Past U.S. Senate Legislative Aide, Washington D.C.

BOB BISKUPIAK, CPCU, CIC - Lobbyist
Independent Insurance Agent's Association of Montana
3131 Dredge Drive
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-9555 extension 102
bbiskupiak@iiamt.org

 
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These Volunteer Committee Members work very hard to represent the Insurance Consumer & the Independent Agents on a State & National level.

 

Serving the People of Montana since 1932. If you pass us by, we both lose!

Independent Insurance Agents Association of Montana, Inc.
3131 Dredge Drive · Helena, MT 59602
Tel: 406-442-9555  ·  Fax: 406-442-8263
Email:
info@iiamt.org

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