Young Agents Committee (YAC)

Thinking about joining in MAIA’s Young Agent Activities but wondering:

What is their purpose?

The MAIA Young Agents Committee (YAC) operates as a volunteer committee and encourages young insurance professionals to expand their industry knowledge and network while increasing involvement and awareness of MAIA's advocacy initiatives, products, and services.

Do I qualify to join in the activities the committee is putting on?

To quality to be a ‘Young Agent’, you have to be a member of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA),  have worked in the insurance industry for less than five (5) years OR are 40 years of age or younger.  A “young agent” does not have to be a licensed producer.  (Some YAC events are open to everyone as well, like the golf tournament.)

What if I have questions, or How do I join so I can get notifications of the Young Agents events?

Please contact Heather Kramer.

2023 Young Agent Events!

MAIA’s Young Agents Committee plans a roster of activities throughout the year! Please join us at any of these events. Information regarding the event and registration options is distributed approximately a month before the activity.

2023 Events for the Year – SAVE THE DATES!

March 29, 2023 - Principal and Young Agent Night! Apex Center, Marlboro, MA

April 26 – 28, 2023 - IIABA Legislative Conference Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC
Note: Scholarships are available! You can find out if you qualify, submission dates, and form on the Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference Page.

May 17, 2023 - Clinics & Cocktails, Granite Links, Quincy MA

June 14, 2023 - YAC Golf Tournament, Pinehills Golf Course, Plymouth MA

July - TBD

August 16, 2023 - Young Agent Summer Night Out, Location TBD

September 27, 2023 - Softball Game with YACs from RI, CT, ME, and VT, Location TBD

October - TBD

November 2 – 5, 2023 - MAIA’s Big Event 2023, Westin Seaport District, Boston, MA

Charitable Donations

While we support many organizations and/or charitable events throughout the year (such as the Veterans, beach clean up’s, etc.), two organizations that are a constant for us are IIABA’s InsurPac and The Make-A-Wish Foundation!   If you would like to help and support these organizations, please feel free to donate now!


IIABA’s Political Action Committee that works hand in hand with the Big I advocacy team to promote, protect, and perpetuate the Independent Agency System. Donate online today! (Please check “YES!” for Young Agent!)

Or send a check payable to “InsurPac” (All forms of payment must be by personal check, credit card, or non-incorporated LLC or Partnership) to:
InsurPac, 20 F Street, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20001

Make-A-Wish, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter

A charitable organization that grants ‘wishes’ to children facing medical challenges. Donate online today!


  • Perpetuate the support of MAIA.
  • Promote involvement in and awareness of local and state activities of MAIA.
  • Develop leadership abilities of young agents in Massachusetts.
  • Maintain an effective means of communication with other young agents in the state.
  • Promote involvement in national activities of the Big "I" (IIABA).
  • Increase awareness of independent agents in Massachusetts.
  • Provide educational and networking events throughout the year.
  • Participate in community-building activities and other social causes.

Meet the Committee


Monica Adwani 
BRZ Insurance

Cassandra Koegel
Eastern Insurance

Committee Members:

Adam Risman
Risman Insurance Agency

Bill Walsh
Duffy Insurance

Evan Dowd
The Dowd Agencies

Kate Kauffman
Philbin Insurance Group

Keith Ayer
JJ Insurance

Kyle Austin
Austin Insurance

Mamadou Bah
RT Specialty

Mason Nitardy
CRC Group

Rebecca Smith
Feingold & Feingold Insurance

Staff Liaisons:

Heather Kramer
[email protected]

Kathleen Murphy
[email protected]