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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 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.

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Committee News 2021

The ELC installed the 2021-2022 Board of Directors: 

Michael Mitchell, ELC Chairman, Taylor Holmes, Chair Elect and Gabby Durante-Garrick, Treasurer/Secretary.

As we kick off the 2021-2022 year, we look forward to focusing on ELC Networking Events,  Diversity and Inclusion, and Engagement of our Young Agents and Emerging Leaders. 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  2020

emerging leader.pngThe ELC Committee is thrilled to announce Gabby Durante from Alpine Insurance as the newly elected  Secretary for the Nevada Emerging Leaders board.  We are excited for the new energy she will bring to this Committee.  Congratulations Gabby!

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

We had a successful Make A Wish Virtual Walk on August 1st, generating a little over $1,000 in a very short time frame.  Thank you to our generous donors, Steve Hardy/Capital Premium Financing, Lori Oakden–Binder/ICW Group, Jeff Schaefer/A&H Insurance, Codie Lewis/AmWins, Eddie Aguilar/Wilkins & Associates, Susan Bauman/NIIA and Adam Heuer/Heuer Insurance Agency.

We are currently working with both the Las Vegas and Northern Nevada Make A Wish Chapters along with 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 2019 InsurPac goals again this year helping Nevada achieve the InsurPac Eagle award.

The pandemic has pushed our Committee to move our monthly meetings to Zoom video conferencing.  It was great to see our members during our last meeting. For information regarding upcoming meetings and events feel free to contact me

I am hopeful that we can resume our 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.

Jared Wilkins, ELC Chairman

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.

NIIA 2021 Calendar

Join the Emerging Leaders Committee Today!


For more information, contact 

Jared Wilkins Headshot.jpgELC  Past Chairman Jared Wilkins 

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ELC Chairman Michael Mitchell

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ELC Chair-Elect Taylor Holmes.

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ELC Treasurer/Secretary Gabriella Durante-Garrick