Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois elects new president

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Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois elects new president

The Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL) has elected Patrick Muldowney, first vice president and assistant general counsel with Alliant Insurance Services, as its new president.

In his new role, Chicago-based Muldowney will be responsible for the general leadership functions of the organization, which represents more than 10,000 Trusted Choice independent agents in Illinois. The 25-year insurance veteran will also serve on the executive committee of the IIA of IL board of directors and will act as an official delegate at state and national functions.

“On behalf of the IIA of Illinois board of directors, we’re excited to begin Patrick’s tenure as president of the association,” said Phil Lackman, IIA of IL CEO. “Patrick brings a unique perspective to our leadership as both a licensed producer and attorney.

“One of our primary missions is advocacy before state and federal legislators, constitutional officers, regulators, and our company partners, and Patrick’s professional background makes him uniquely suited for the position. We appreciate the team at Alliant for sharing Patrick’s time and talent to lead IIA of Illinois during the upcoming year.”

Muldowney has been a board member of IIA of IL since 2013. He will serve a one-year term as president ending September 30, 2019. Prior to his current role at Alliant, he spent 13 years at Mesirow Financial serving as assistant general counsel and then deputy general counsel and managing director before Alliant acquired Mesirow’s insurance division in 2016.

“Throughout his career, Patrick has displayed the utmost leadership, knowledge, and integrity as an insurance professional,” said John Harney, executive vice president and managing director with Alliant. “His depth of expertise and extensive legal background will play an essential role in helping him advance the mission of IIA of IL in his role as president.”

Muldowney is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois and holds both his property & casualty and surplus lines producer licenses.