Meet the YAC Chair
Hubbard Insurance Agency
Shannon was installed as Young Agents Committee Chair at the 115th IIAV Annual Convention held in June, 2013 at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach. Her three year term started July 1, 2013. She will also serve as the Young Agents liaison on the IIAV Board of Directors.
Shannon graduated with honors from Lancaster High School in 1996. She then attended Longwood College and Rappahannock Community College. In 1998, Shannon decided to move to Richmond to work at a pediatrician’s office. While working here, she got a job offer at a local insurance agency in Kilmarnock and could not pass up the opportunity.
On September 1, 1999 at the age of 20, Shannon returned to her hometown to begin working at Hubbard Insurance Agency and has been there ever since. She quickly became a licensed P&C agent. In 2009, she obtained her Associate in Account Management (AIAM) designation.
After attending the 2003 IIAV Young Agents’ Conference, Shannon decided to join the IIAV Young Agents’ Committee. She has played an integral part in making this program such a success. Shannon served as the education Committee Chair for 3 years and helped launch the Lunch-and-Learn educational series. She also served on IIAV’s Career Training & Enforcement committee and currently serves on IIAV’s Education Committee. Shannon is very passionate about branding insurance as a career. In her words; “I believe if individuals are exposed to the option at the high school and/or college level, the greater the chance of our industry growing and flourishing under the new ideas of a different generation”. All of Shannon’s dedication to the Young Agents’ program and insurance industry was recognized in 2008 when she was awarded IIAV’s Young Agent of the Year.
Shannon is married with two children; Luke, 10 and McKenna, 7.
Don’t hesitate to contact Shannon with any suggestions you might have.
Interested in participating in this committee?
The Young Agents Committee serves as the unified voice for all young agents in Virginia and as the connection which perpetuates the future of the independent insurance agency system. They meet approximately 4 times a year at the IIAV headquarters and develop means in which young insurance professionals can interact with each other resulting in successful career paths and growth for their agencies. Contact Committee Liaison's Kristina Preisner.
Why Get Involved?
by Shannon Herring, Hubbard Ins.
"When I was 16 years old, I don't even know if I knew what insurance was. My parents got me an old car and down the road I went. What a different mindset I'm in these days. I am the youngest in my agency and have often felt a million miles from everyone else because of my lack of experience. That all changed when I joined the Young Agents Committee.
Being around people my age that are in the same business gives me the opportunity to network and learn from the least "intimidating" in the business. Once you find your confidence, you feel like there is nothing you can't help people with. At 20 years old I started in this business, scared to death. The Young Agents Committee has helped me be more confident, and now here I am, able to work with people to help find the best solution for their insurance needs. A day rarely goes by that I don't receive some kind of gratification with the career path I took, and I would recommend it to anyone."
Meet the YA Officers
Jennifer Bolduc, S.L. Nusbaum Agency of Norfolk
Jill Roth, Ahart, Frinzi & Smith of Alexandria
Brittany Totty, Invincia Corp. of Chesterfield
Meet the YA Subcommittee Chairs
Allison Shumate, Markel Corp. of Glen Allen
Crystal Miller-Johnson, Associated Ins. System Services Inc. of Richmond
Community Service Chair
Jason Priest, Virginia Commonwealth Corp. of Richmond
Grass Roots/Legislative Chair
Jill Roth, Ahart, Frinzi, & Smith of Alexandria