Four Associated Risk Managers (ARM) Members Are Among Newly Elected Louisiana Big I Board

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Associated Risk Managers (ARM) is pleased to announce the election of four ARM members to the board of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Louisiana (La. Big I). The election continues ARM’s commitment to advancing the insurance industry in the state of Louisiana.

ARM members in Louisiana share a long history of involvement with the Louisiana Big I, which includes some of our parents having served on the board. We’re proud to be continuing that tradition.

ARM members serving on the board for the 2013-2014 term include R. Parke Ellis, who will serve as President of the board. Ellis is chairman of Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. in New Orleans. David Dethloff, another ARM member, will serve as the La. Big I Secretary/Treasurer. Dethloff is owner of Dethloff & Associates, Inc. in Shreveport.

Also serving on the board are James Fontenot, who represents Dwight Andrus Insurance, Inc. through his Rayne, La.-based Fontenot Insurance Agency; and Brenda Case, current ARM Chairman and President of Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien, an insurance agency located in Slidell.

“The election of four ARM members to the Big I Louisiana board is a continuation of our commitment to the insurance industry and to the state of Louisiana,” says Case. “ARM members in Louisiana share a long history of involvement with the Louisiana Big I, which includes some of our parents having served on the board. We’re proud to be continuing that tradition.”

Case says the relationship between ARM and the Big I works well because of the shared commitment to give back to the industry, to further legislative goals, to provide continuing education, and to support agents. “ARM is a decades-old organization dedicated to these same goals and values, and we value the relationships above all else. To be able to bring those same networking and relationship-building strategies with us into the Big I is a large part of why we enjoy working with the organization. We think it’s a complement to our own programs to be involved in the depth of experience and market penetration that the Big I has. We look forward to many years of collaboration with the Big I.”

About ARM
ARM is the nation's foremost independent agency network, representing over 200 independent member organizations, 21 states, and $4 billion annually in premium volume. For more information on ARM, contact Scott Spangler, ARM Partners, Two Pierce Place, 20th Floor, Itasca, IL 60143-3141. Phone: 630-285-4324. http://www.armiweb.com Strong as Many. Powerful as One.

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