Big I Michigan NextGen Leaders

Our Mission

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 Leaders

Big I Michigan NextGen Leaders Charity Golf Outing

Save the Date 
August 15, 2024
Stonebridge Golf Club, Ann Arbor

Young Agents to Become NextGen Leaders

Effective January 1, Big I Michigan Young Agents are now the Next Generation Leaders of Michigan (NextGen Leaders). The name change coincides with a larger commitment to providing industry scholarships, opportunities and support to those interested in pursuing a career in the independent agency system. It also recognizes that the future of the independent agency system goes well beyond "young agents" to include professionals of all ages looking for fresh opportunities. 


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 YA?

To qualify as a Young Agent, 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 YA Ambassador

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

YA Ambassador Info


Keep Up with YA!

Attend their events throughout the year.

Follow them on Facebook

Subscribe to the Young Agent Events and News e-newsletter through the Manage Your Email Preferences link at the bottom of any Big I Michigan email. Not subscribed to receive Big I Michigan emails? Contact Jen Burnett