IAdCA (Insurance Advertising Compliance Association) held another great conference last week, this time in Austin, Texas. This was my first conference as president and while I am proud of what we held, I certainly learned some lessons to carry over to next year. And like those who work on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, our work on next year’s event (to be held in Philadelphia, PA) begins right away, while those “things I don’t want to forget” are fresh.
We had a very strong program this year, put together by our amazing Education Committee Co-Chairs, Jim Namorato from Genworth and Heidi Gabel from Gameplan Financial. Mary Jo Hudson, former Ohio Commissioner and current partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, was a very informative keynote speaker and one of my personal highlights. I am really looking forward to a report she is publishing this week on what she describes as disparagement of the insurance regulatory framework.
Fortunately, because the insurance regulatory framework is so strong, I am confident that we will be able to line up an equally fantastic panel of experts, both from industry and regulatory agencies (state and federal), next year.
Thank you to all who stopped by our booth this year – it was great to see you as always. And what would an IAdCA conference be without Alan Prochoroff of Insurance Compliance Insight, one of our fabulous sponsors for many years.