Big I Michigan NextGen Leaders

Our Mission

Formerly Michigan Young Agents, Big I Michigan NextGen Leaders of Michigan exists to:

  • Connect and nurture relationships within all walks of the industry – agents, companies, vendors and students
  • Provide the latest professional development, sales and team building experiences
  • Enlighten agents on the importance of advocacy and legislative involvement to protect the interests of our clients and businesses
  • Inspire agents to make volunteerism, charity and community involvement an integral part of their professional identity
  • Promote the independent agency system as a boundless career choice for young people
  • Provide support and financial assistance to students in insurance programs and new agents seeking professional designations


NextGen Charity Golf Outing

Upcoming Events

August 15, 2024
Big I Michigan NextGen Leaders Charity Golf Outing
Stonebridge Golf Club, Ann Arbor



NextGen Leaders Scholarships


Our 2024 scholarships have already been awarded. Check back in early 2025 for new applications.

Big I Michigan Next Generation Leaders Scholarship
NextGen Leaders of Michigan is providing two, $1,000 scholarships for the 2024-25 academic year to college students pursuing careers in the independent agency system. 

MI Future NextGen Leaders Conference First-Timer Scholarship
This scholarship provides a full registration to the 2024 Big I Michigan NextGen Leaders Conference, June 5-6, 2024 at Boyne Mountain and includes a two-night stay at the resort. Qualifying applicant must be a young agent under 40 years of age and/or in the insurance industry for less than five years who has never attended the Conference.

View all industry scholarships here.


Advocacy Efforts

Advocacy Efforts

NextGen Leaders understand the importance of developing relationships with local, state and national legislators and taking steps throughout the year to spread the word about the importance of advocacy and legislative efforts in our industry. That’s why YA:

  • Collects PAC donations for the Big I Michigan AgentPAC (state PAC) and for Big I National's InsurPac.
  • Distributes information and legislative resources at many of their events.
  • Sends NextGen representatives to the Big "I" National Legislative Conference and meets with legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss issues important to our industry.
  • Joins Big I Michigan Leadership in Lansing to participate in the association’s Agent Legislative Day visits with legislators.


Agents: Interested in Getting Involved in NextGen Leaders of Michigan?

To qualify as a NextGen Leader, you must:

  • Work for a Big I Michigan member agency
  • Be under the age of 40 or have less than 5 years’ experience working at a member agency.

There are no membership dues. To find out more, contact Staff Liaison Aleisha Wenzlick ...

Contact Aleisha Wenzlick

Partners: Become a NextGen Ambassador

NextGen Leaders rely on the involvement of Big I Michigan Partners to spread the word about NextGen at member agencies throughout Michigan. For more information on the NextGen Ambassador program, click below ...

Ambassador Info


Keep Up with NextGen!

Attend their events throughout the year.

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