Jeff Albright, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana
An independent insurance agent from day one, Jeff Albright has been in the industry for 40 years, 31 of which he’s spent with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana [IIABL]. He was hired by IIABL as education director in 1988 and used his experience as a former associate professor of insurance at Louisiana State University to develop extensive education programs aimed at improving the professionalism of agency staff. He became the organization’s CEO in 1996. Albright also serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and is a member of the Louisiana Property & Casualty Insurance Commission and the Louisiana Health Care Commission.
Albright is well known throughout Louisiana for his government affairs work with the state legislature and Department of Insurance. His achievements include leading IIABL’s efforts to protect policyholders and agents, as well as helping pass landmark legislation regulating banks in insurance, PEOs, certificates of insurance and producer compensation. He was also instrumental in establishing the first-in-the-nation statutory ownership of expirations for independent agents in Louisiana.
Under Albright’s leadership, IIABL has been recognized twice with the Maurice G. Herndon National Legislative Award by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. In 2007, IIABL awarded Albright its highest honor, the Lou Daniel Award for Lifetime Achievement.