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Young Agents Committee (YAC)

What is their purpose?

The MAIA Young Agents Committee (YAC) operates as a volunteer committee. It 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 qualify as a 'Young Agent,' you must be a member of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA),  have worked in the insurance industry for under 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, like the golf tournament, are also open to everyone.)

What if I have questions? How do I join to get notifications of the Young Agents events?

Please get in touch with Kathleen Murphy or Heather Kramer!


2024 Young Agents 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 event.

2024 Upcoming YAC Events!

May 8, 2024 - Clinics & Cocktails
Granite Links Golf Course, Quincy, MA
Register here!

June 12, 2024 - Annual YAC Golf Tournament
Pinehills Golf Course, Plymouth, MA
Register here!

September 26th-29th, 2024 - MAIA's Big Event
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA

October TBD, 2024 - Cornhole Tournament
Castle Island Brewing Co., Norwood, MA

Past Events:
March 7, 2024 - Principal & Young Agents Night!
Dave & Buster's, Woburn, 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 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” and mail to:

20 F Street NW
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20001

*(All forms of payment must be by personal check, credit card, or non-incorporated LLC or Partnership).

Make-A-Wish, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter

A charitable organization that grants ‘wishes’ to children facing medical challenges.

Donate online today!

Committee Objectives

  • 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 the Big "I" (IIABA) national activities.
  • Increase awareness of independent agents in Massachusetts.
  • Provide educational and networking events throughout the year.
  • Participate in community-building activities and other social causes.

Young Agents Committee Directors

Cassandra Koegel

Eastern Insurance

Kate Kauffman

Philbin Insurance Group

Vice Chair
Evan Dowd

The Dowd Agencies

Committee Members:

Adam Risman
Risman Insurance Agency

Bill Walsh
Duffy Insurance

Brandon Reeners
EPIC Insurance Brokers

Cara Conaty
Imperial PFS

Keith Ayer
JJ Insurance

Mamadou Bah
RT Specialty

Mason Nitardy
CRC Group

Pat Cronin
Risk Placement Services

Laura Bachrach
Connell & Curley Insurance Agency

Rebecca Smith
Feingold & Feingold Insurance

Staff Liasons:

Heather Kramer
[email protected]

Kathleen Murphy
[email protected]