IIAGNO Centennial Gala Officially Installed 2015 Board of Directors

Last Friday, January 9th, the Riverview Room at Jax Brewery lit up with a celebratory atmosphere of socialization and New Year’s spirit, all in the name of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Louisiana, Greater New Orleans chapter.

The gala commemorated the 100th anniversary of the IIAGNO and officially installed the new officers and Board of Directors for 2015. Burns & Wilcox, Encompass Insurance and LWCC were major sponsors of the event, which featured vibrant entertainment from The Boogie Men and a diverse assortment of drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

The oath of office was led by Louisiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, where all thirteen new board members professed their loyalty to the ideals of independent agents. The oath was followed by President Matthew deBlanc’s speech in which he invited all past presidents, Commissioner Donelon and IIABL CEO Jeff Albright to join him in a toast to the next 100 years of the IIAGNO. The joyous tone of the event was punctuated by the full room and diverse array of insurance industry professionals ranging from company representatives to agents to administrators and attorneys. The venue was still partially filled with revelers when the lights finally went up to signal the conclusion of the event.

The 2015 Board of Directors for the Greater New Orleans chapter of IIABL is as follows:



Matthew deBlanc – President
Continental Insurance
Marrero, LA

Robby Moss, CIC – President-Elect
Hartwig Moss Insurance Agency
New Orleans, LA

F. Richard Haeuser, III – Treasurer
Haeuser Insurance Agency
Metairie, LA

Marcus F. Eagan – Secretary
Eagan Insurance Agency
Metairie, LA

Bobby Palmer – Past-President
Insurance Underwriters, Ltd.
Metairie, LA

Ryan Daul – Member
Daul Insurance Agency
Gretna, LA

Johnny Fisk – Member
Fisk Marine Insurance International
New Orleans, LA

Mark Fruchtnicht, CPCU, CIC – Member
Financial Assurance, LLC
Metairie, LA

Evan W. Kennedy – Member
Kennedy, Lewis, Renton & Assoc.
Gretna, LA

Chad Kropp – Member
Insurance Underwriters, Ltd.
Metairie, LA

Nolan Louque – Member
Riverlands Insurance Services
LaPlace, LA

Charlotte McFarland – Member
Clockwork Insurance Services
Metairie, LA

Robert S. Stone – Member
Stone Insurance Agency
Metairie, LA

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