Meet the Nation

These are the people who are making it happen every day and bringing it to Agency Nation.

Top Contributors

Agency Nation Radio

Agency Nation Radio

Agency Nation Radio is the official podcast of Agency Nation, featuring interviews and insights from the voices of the insurance Nation.

Arleen Taveras

Arleen Taveras

Arleen is co-founder of two highly successful ventures: Insurance Licensing Services of America and Spot On Insurance.

Avery Moore

Avery Moore

Avery is a Risk Management Consultant for ECI Insurance and has been a panelist at Agency Nation Elevate.

Ben Baker

Ben Baker

Ben is the President of Your Brand Marketing, an internal communications consultancy focusing on developing leaders, engaging, retaining and growing employees and developing champions for your brand.

Billy Williams

Billy Williams

Dr. Billy R Williams is the founder and president of Inspire a Nation Business Mentoring Services and CEO of the Williams Family Investment Group. Billy has also presented multiple times at Agency Nation Elevate.

Brent Kelly

Brent Kelly

Brent is Vice President of insurance agency consulting firm, Sitkins Group. He has contributed numerous articles to Agency Nation and has spoken at Elevate.

Chip Bacciocco

Chip Bacciocco

Chip is CEO of Agency Nation / TrustedChoice.com, the nation's fastest growing online marketing platform for independent insurance agencies and IA insurance companies.

David Davis

David Davis

Dave is Chief Technology Officer for Fudge Insurance.

Denise Garth

Denise Garth

Denise Garth is Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing responsible for leading marketing, industry relations and innovation in support of Majesco’s client centric strategy.

Dshanya Reese

Dshanya Reese

Dshanya is the Brand Marketing Manager for Watkins Insurance Group out of Austin Texas. She has appeared on Agency Nation Radio and contributed articles to Agency Nation.

Erin Nutting

Erin Nutting

Erin is an Agency Owner in Arizona and is a regular contributor to Agency Nation, including speaking at Elevate.

Grant Botma

Grant Botma

Grant Botma is the founder of Stewardship, recognized as the “Broker of the Year” in Arizona, and Stewardship is an Inc. 5,000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America. Grant has also appeared on Agency Nation Radio and presented at Elevate.

Joey Giangola

Joey Giangola

Joey is ECommerce Director of Marketing at Risk Placement Services, Inc. and has been a major contributor to Agency Nation.

Kelly Donahue-Piro

Kelly Donahue-Piro

Kelly is President at consulting firm, Agency Performance Partners. She has been a long-time contributor to Agency Nation and Elevate.

Liberty Mutual | Safeco

Liberty Mutual | Safeco

We exist to help independent agents succeed. On Agent for the Future™, we share actionable insights, practical advice and agency success stories to help agents thrive today and evolve to take advantage of new opportunities in the future.

Liri Halperin

Liri Halperin

Liri Co-Founded LeO in 2016, and it has emerged as a fast growing insurtech.

Marty Agather

Marty Agather

Marty has been speaking and writing about the intersection of technology and insurance for over 20 years.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Paul is Academic Director at The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and has authored many articles on Agency Nation.

Peter van Aartrijk

Peter van Aartrijk

Peter is co-founder of Chromium, a San Francisco-based brand strategy firm with a specialty in financial services. He's also spoken at Elevate.

Ryan Hanley

Ryan Hanley

As former CMO for Agency Nation, Ryan has written dozens of articles, produced training videos and served as host for past Agency Nation Elevate conferences.

Spot On Insurance

Spot On Insurance

From Arleen and Ted Taveras the founders of Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc. (ILSA) comes Spot On Insurance, a weekly podcast shedding light on all matters pertaining to the industry.

Stacy Stevens

Stacy Stevens

Stacy has been a major contributor to Agency Nation, serving as Vice President of Marketing at Agency Nation for several years.

Stephen Applebaum

Stephen Applebaum

Stephen is managing partner at Insurance Solutions Group.

Sydney Roe

Sydney Roe

Syd has developed dozens of training videos and content for Agency Nation. She has also spoken and served as host for past Agency Nation Elevate conferences.

Ted Taveras

Ted Taveras

Ted is Co-Founder & COO of Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc. and Co-Founder & Co-Host of Spot On Insurance.

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