The National African-American Insurance Association's 2014 National Conference and Empowerment Summit was held October 1-3 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The conference theme was People, Purpose & Passion:  The Path to Success.

The conference featured well-known speakers from across the country and addressed the current trends and changes in the industry.  

Below are some of the conference highlights.
Conference Speakers - The conference featured well-known speakers from across the country and addressed the current trends and changes in the industry. 

Dr. Robert Hartwig, President, Insurance Information 
Institute with NAAIA Chair, Leslie Skinner-Leslie
F. Scott Addis, President & CEO, 
The Addis Group and Beyond Insurance
Honorary Conference Chair David Bidmead, 
Global Leader, Multinational Client Service of Marsh Inc. 
with NAAIA Corporate Relations Chair, Margaret Redd
Speakers L to R: Maria Elena Abate, Esq, Sharlee 
Hobbs Edwards, Esq, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, 
Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, P.A., Dr. Audra Davis, 
Human Resource Consultant & Career Coach, 
Cal Durland, Director of Industry Relations, ACORD
Andre Taylor, Founder & CEO
Taylor Insight Worldwide LLC
Ava Youngblood, CEO, 
Youngblood Executive Search/Services
Billy Williams, President, 
Inspire a Nation Business 
Mentoring Services
Lavaille Lavette, Author & Creator of Purpose Management
Michael Kersgard, 
Life & Health Academic Director, The National Alliance
Special Events - The conference featured many special events including NAAIA membership meeting, Diversity Reception, Lifetime Achievement Recognition and Exhibitor Tradeshow. 

Chicago and New York Chapters win 
for most conference attendees.
Craig Gilmore - 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Exhibitor Tradeshow


InVEST Workshop at NAAIA's Annual Conference

Jennifer Robinson conducted an InVEST session at the NAAIA conference with panel of volunteers from different NAAIA chapters.  They shared success stories and how they are engaging with students.  NAAIA highlighted InVEST several times during the conference and included  ACORD's video of Dale Sharpe Jenkins, Jenkins Agency, NAAIA Dallas volunteer, testimonial of their work with area schools.  NAAIA is truly succeeding in its efforts in helping students to understand about insurance and serving as role models for the next generation of insurance professionals.


NAAIA/JL Tillman Scholarship Dinner - The JL Tillman Scholarship Fund was created to promote higher educational opportunities for African-American students interested in careers within the insurance industry.  Applications were reviewed independently by the Dayton Foundation and two scholarships of $2000 each were awarded.

NAAIA Founder, Jerald Tillman
JL Tillman Scholarship Fund Silent Auction 
Scholarship Recipient
Taylor I. Leslie
Scholarship Recipient
Don E. McCraig, Jr.

Indianapolis Chapter

2015 NAAIA Board of Directors: (L to R)  Jerald Tillman, Monique Gaskins, Charles Briggs, 
Henry Pippins, Leslie Leslie, Machelle Allums, Margaret Redd, Clarissa Preston, 
Quincy Branch, Aimee Griffin, Ronald Allen  (Not pictured:  George Woods)
NAAIA Community Service Project - NAAIA conference attendees volunteer their time to paint a residential housing building run by Partners in Housing.
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NAAIA Conference 2015 - Save the Date!
Save the Date!
NAAIA National Conference & Empowerment Summit
September 23-25, 2015
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-7402
National African-American Insurance Association
4010 Exedutive Park Drive, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45241 
866-56-NAAIA |