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Emerging Leaders

Nevada Young Agents are now the Emerging Leaders. This is a network of young energized insurance professionals actively engaged in the industry affairs in Nevada. We are the FUTURE.

We work to advance the careers of our members and to promote issues important to our industry. We hold a variety of events throughout the year, providing our members with education and networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

We develop relationships with industry leaders and learn valuable interpersonal and leadership skills to enhance careers.

"Young Agents are the lifeline of the independent agency system and will write out next exciting chapter" Bob Rusbuldt, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, President and CEO.

Committee Calls are on the first Wednesday of every month. For the invite, contact

ELC Calendar​

Click here to Check out the NIIA ELC Outreach 

Committee News 

The ELC installed the 2022/2023 Board of Directors: 

 Taylor Holmes, Chair ; Gabby Durante-Garrick, Chair Elect and Tracy Donahoe, Treasurer/Secretary.

As we kick off the 2022/2023  year, we look forward to focusing on ELC Networking Events,  Diversity and Inclusion, and Engagement of our Young Agents and Emerging Leaders. Supporting the programs at UNLV, UNR, Junior Achievement and Kids Chance of Nevada. To find out how to get involved and to take part in the InVEST, Mentorship and GIVE programs, contact us.

Or, you may complete the Emerging Leaders Application and forward to the ELC Committee at

Committee News  2022/2023

emerging leader.pngThe ELC Committee announced its directors at the NIIA Annual State Convention June 2022 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino:  Taylor Holmes, Branch Benefits Consultants as Chair, Gabby Durante-Garrick, Alpine Insurance as Chair Elect and  Tracy Donahoe, LP Insurance as Treasurer/Secretary.

The Emerging Leaders held it's first ELC Summit. This was a successful event held just after the annual convention. Speakers presented topics on leadership, overcoming biasis, diversity and inclusion. 

The committee is looking forward to new and innovative events and professional development in the upcoming months.

Our very own Jana Foster, current National Young Agents Chair, NIIA Board member and prior Nevada Emerging Leaders Chair was re-elected as the 2021 National YAC Chair and was awarded the InsurPac Young Agent of the Year during the 2020 Big “I" Legislative Conference.  Congratulations Jana! 

We are currently supporting the Kids Chance of Nevada organization and the Trusted Choice to fund Wish Grants for several Wish Kids. Hopefully, we can grant some wishes to these kids in the near future.

Nevada Emerging Leaders exceeded our 2021 InsurPac goals again this year helping Nevada achieve the InsurPac Eagle award.

Watch for up and coming Events, Meetings, and Socials soon.  Until that time we will adjust our events with social distancing in mind and plan for events in the  not so distant future that do not have these requirements.

Join the Emerging Leaders Committee Today!

Contact Taylor Holmes, ELC Chair  or, you may complete the Emerging Leaders Application and mail check to NIIA office. To make dues payment, email to request an invoice and credit card link. Or, click here to sign up online.

For more information, contact 

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ELC Chair Taylor Holmes

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ELC Chair Elect

Gabriella Durante-Garrick

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ELC Treasurer/Secretary

Tracy Donahoe

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ELC Immediate Past Chairman 

Michael Mitchell

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ELC  Past Chairman Jared Wilkins