Agents Honored For PAC Work

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NU Online News Service, April 7, 11:19 a.m.EST?Two independent agents have been honored for theirfund-raising efforts on behalf of the Independent Insurance Agents& Brokers of America's political action committee InsurPac.

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Richard Dinger of Glendale, Calif., and Donald C. Evans of Ash,N.C., were honored for their work during the IIABA's27th National Legislative Conference held last week inWashington D.C.

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Mr. Evans received the Bernard J. Burns Award, given annually tothe agent or broker who makes a significant impact on fund-raisingefforts for InsurPac.

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Mr. Evans is vice president of Coastal Insurance & RealtyInc. in Shallotte, N.C., and president-elect of the IndependentInsurance Agents of North Carolina.

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As North Carolina InsurPac chairman, Mr. Evans guided his stateto all-time fund-raising records with 307 donors contributing$34,145, eclipsing last year's total by nearly $12,000, IIABAsaid.

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The award is named for Bernard J. Burns, the founding father ofInsurPac and a past president of IIABA.

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Mr. Dinger was honored with the InsurPac Young Agent RecognitionAward for his significant fund-raising efforts for InsurPac.

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Mr. Dinger, president of Crescenta Valley Insurance in Glendaleand InsurPac's state chairman in California, raised $17,325 forInsurPac in 2002, including $3,775 from young agents.

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IIABA said that InsurPac, established in 1975, reached recordfund-raising levels for a single year in 2002. Independent agentsand brokers contributed a record total of $453,996.78 to InsurPac,eclipsing 2001 contributions by $27,000.

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For 2001 to 2002, InsurPac raised $882,210.67, an increase ofmore than $200,000 over the previous election cycle of 2000 to2001.

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