The National African-American Insurance Association recently announced a collaboration effort with InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom to career education program.
“NAAIA’s commitment to our youth mirrors InVEST’s goals of bringing young people into the insurance industry,” says Don Davis, NAAIA board chairman and Allied Insurance territory sales manager. “By promoting InVEST to our chapters, we hope to encourage NAAIA members to become involved as volunteers in the classroom and gather support for our common mission to attract new talent to the insurance industry.”
The collaboration was recently announced at the NAAIA’s 13th National Conference & Empowerment Summit in Miami, Fla.
“This collaboration supports InVEST’s strategic goal to broaden the volunteer efforts to further fulfill our mission,” says Heather Minkler, InVEST board of directors chair and CEO of the Clark-Mortenson Agency, an insurance agency in Keene, N.H. “NAAIA opens up new possibilities for more insurance professionals to become involved with InVEST schools.”
InVEST promotes insurance education in order to attract individuals to pursue a career in the insurance industry. Each year, the program prepares thousands of students for insurance-related careers with a hands-on curriculum taught in high schools, adult education centers and community colleges.
“This cornerstone collaboration reflects our shared commitment to impact industry diversity at its very talent source,” says Charles Hilson, NAAIA board liaison and CEO of GBG, Inc., an insurance agency in South Holland, Ill.