SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) – – the largest alliance of independent insurance agencies in the U.S. – has hired Lizah Carey as business insurance development specialist for SIAA’s rapidly growing Business Insurance Advantage (BIA) program.
“We are pleased to have Lizah Carey on the Business Insurance Advantage team,” stated Steve Tombarelli, vice president of SIAA’s BIA program. “Lizah will work with our master agencies and member agencies to meet the growing demand for the BIA program nationwide. With her assistance, we’ll continue to see more independent agents succeed in diversifying and strengthening their client roster by adding small commercial policyholders.”
The BIA program is a training and mentoring resource that assists member agents in growing their commercial insurance lines of business. Since its inception, nearly 600 member agencies have taken part in the program and have enjoyed positive results. SIAA’s BIA graduates have increased commercial lines production by a collective 27 percent nationwide and have written $26 million of new small commercial business over the last 12 months.
Ms. Carey joins the BIA program with years of experience in insurance and small business. Before joining SIAA, she worked as an operations manager / licensed P&C producer for an independent agency in Middletown, CT. In that position, she assisted in growing the agency’s $1.5 million book of business and played a leading role in advancing the agency’s marketing initiatives.
Ms. Carey has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Hartford, and recently relocated to Manchester, NH from Middletown, CT.