Nearly 200 industry professionals attended the Satellite Agency Network (SAN) Group’s annual business meeting May 05. The meeting, which was held virtually for the first time, featured workshops, a panel discussion, a trade show, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a keynote address from Joan Woodward, executive vice president of public policy at Travelers Insurance and president of the Travelers Institute.
The conference was attended by SAN member agency owners and staff, insurance company partners, vendors, and industry subject-matter experts. The event focused on increasing agency profitability, improving business operations, and considerations for staffing as the pandemic recedes.
In her keynote address, Woodward offered her views on the economy and public policy, and how these issues affect the insurance industry and independent insurance agencies.
The virtual trade show featured 18 booths hosted by conference sponsors, including The Hartford, Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Travelers, Merchants, Berkshire Hathaway GUARD, Foremost, National General, Main Street America, American Modern, AmTrust, Quincy Mutual, Arbella, Risk Placement Services, Burns & Wilcox, CRC Group, Capital Premium Financing, and EZLynx.
An award ceremony was held to recognize SAN member agencies.
SAN Group is an alliance of more than 380 independent insurance agencies in the Northeast. The agencies span eight states, have access to more than 45 insurance companies, and write more than $941.8 million in total combined premium. SAN is the founding master agency of SIAA, the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies.