Springfield, Ill. (October 2020) – George Daly, of The Horton Group in Orland Park, IL, has been elected President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL), effective October 1, 2020. Daly’s term runs until September 30, 2021.
As President, Daly will serve as a member of the six-person Executive Committee of the IIA of IL Board of Directors. He is responsible for the general leadership functions of the IIA of IL and will act as an official delegate of the association at state and national functions.
Daly is currently President of the Personal Lines Division of The Horton Group in Orland Park. After graduating from Chicago State University with a BA in Marketing, and the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business with a Masters Degree, Daly spent his first two years in the industry with Allstate. He then moved to Insure One for 19 years before settling at The Horton Group in Orland Park, Illinois, where he is currently President of the Personal Lines Division.
The Horton Group, with 375 employees in offices in IL, IN, WI, MI, and MN started in 1971 and is in the top 50 largest insurance agencies in the country. They were voted a “Best Agency to Work for” by Insurance Journal.
Daly has spent several years representing the IIA of IL in various roles, including Regional Director, Government Relations Chair, At-Large Board Member, Vice President, and President-Elect. Beyond the insurance industry, he previously served his community as a firefighter and sat on the Advisory Board for St. Elizabeth Seton Athletics. Daly continues to be active in the community by coaching for the Challengers Program, coaching special needs kids since 2016. He also volunteers on the boards for Andrew Athletic Booster Club and the Franciscan Alliance Foundation.
“On behalf of the IIA of IL Board of Directors and staff, we are excited for George Daly’s year of presidency, said Phil Lackman, IIA of IL CEO. “George has set meaningful goals, including focusing on diversity and inclusion by listening, recruiting diverse talent, and mentoring minority-owned agencies. He believes that all of us are much stronger when we can love and respect each other and work together to learn and be better every day. We look forward to George’s leadership and guidance during these challenging times. We are confident he will lead with integrity, perseverance, empathy, and positivity.”
About IIA of IL
The Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL) is an association representing Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents throughout the state. IIA of IL membership is comprised of 1,000 insurance agencies representing 10,000 licensed independent agents engaged in all facets of the insurance industry, including property, casualty, life and health. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. In addition to serving the professional needs of members, IIA of IL works for the betterment of the insurance industry through legislative and consumer awareness programs. The IIA of IL is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. Visit IIA of IL’s website at www.iiaofil.org.
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