ORLAND PARK, IL (November 2, 2022) – George Daly, president of The Horton Group’s personal lines division, has been inducted as the national director of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA, or Big “I”).
As national director, Daly will represent the members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of Illinois) when making policy decisions and setting the strategic direction of the national association. He will serve as a conduit for information between the national and state associations. In addition, IIABA Board members often serve on committees and task forces and raise funds for the Political Action Committee. He will serve a three-year term ending September 30, 2025, and will be eligible for re-election for another three-year term at that time.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and our members, we are delighted with George’s election as our representative of IIABA’s Board,” Phil Lackman, CEO of IIA of Illinois, said. “George’s years of experience in the industry and with the IIA of Illinois will be a valuable asset to IIABA. We appreciate The Horton Group’s commitment to our industry by allowing individuals like George to serve in volunteer positions to provide our members with a competitive, sustainable advantage in the insurance market.”
Daly, an industry veteran with almost 40 years of experience, has held various roles within the IIA, including president, regional director, government relations chair and IIAPAC chair. He currently serves as the president of Horton’s personal lines division in 2019, encompassing strategy, production, client experience, management and profit/loss performance. Before that, he served as Horton’s chief operations officer in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Chicago State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
About The Horton Group
The Horton Group was formed in 1971 as a single location, eight-person insurance agency. Today, Horton is a nationally recognized insurance broker ranking as one of the top property/casualty brokers in the U.S. by Insurance Journal, A Top 100 Largest Broker by Business Insurance, and a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). The agency employs more than 400 insurance professionals located in six states throughout the Midwest.
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice® brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.
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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