Members: There’s an MAIA Committee with Your Name On It

By Jennifer Burnett posted 26 days ago

MAIA needs your expertise – won’t you consider giving back to your industry and your profession by volunteering? Terms will begin September 1, 2017. Let us know your first and second choice of Committees to serve on no later than June 16th by emailing Mary Gardner at

What’s in it for you?
Volunteers repeatedly tell us they have received far more than they have given in terms of personal and professional growth through serving.

How Much Work is Involved?
MAIA Committees have very specific charges, and employ a combination of on-site and conference calls to efficiently get their work done. A typical Committee will likely hold only one or two on-site meetings each year.

MAIA’s Commitment to You
MAIA staff, working with each Committee chair, handles all meeting arrangements, development of agenda, and meeting minutes. Additionally, any expenses for travel or meals during the meeting are covered by MAIA.

Committees to Consider:

Company/Agency Relations
Facilitates communication and addresses issues of concern and works to improve processes between members and the companies they represent to develop and maintain positive, professional relationships with insurers.

Legislative/Public Policy
Proactively engage in issue advocacy and evaluation, including – where appropriate – developing, introducing, and supporting legislative/regulatory initiatives impacting members and consumers, and communication of that information to various publics. Responsible for meeting fundraising goals established for AgentPAC and InsurPac and overseeing disbursements as well as maximizing MAIA’s full grassroots potential.

Professional Development
Advance the professional knowledge and expertise of insurance agencies and their employees through the development and presentation of educational programs, articles and publications, and dissemination of information regarding educational opportunities. Work in conjunction with the CIC Education Consultant and Society of CIC to monitor the quality of speakers, facilities, and exams for the CIC and CISR programs.

Technical Issues
Provides information and guidance on insurance policy coverages, terminology and interpretations, and other technical issues, and researches and responds to member questions regarding such. Oversees Association’s insurance coverage.

Resource for providing leadership on all agency automation issues.

Trusted Choice
Promotes MAIA members by encouraging utilization of and educating members about both Trusted Choice and the consumer website -

Young Agents
Create an environment in which young insurance professionals can foster relationships and professionalism that result in successful career paths for young agents and growth for their agencies.