Keynote Speaker & Author of Creating Superfans
Brittany Hodak is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and customer experience speaker who has delivered keynotes across the globe to organizations including American Express and the United Nations. She has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands and entertainers, including Walmart, Disney, Katy Perry, and Dolly Parton. She founded and scaled an entertainment startup to eight figures before exiting, and she is the former Chief Experience Officer of Experience.com. Forbes said of her debut book, Creating Superfans, “If you have customers, you need this book. Period.”
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CEO and Founder, Agency Focus
Carey has worked in the insurance industry for the past 12 years focused on helping agencies leverage data and make informed business decisions. She has spent her entire career in finance working with small businesses on mergers & acquisitions and startups. She has worked with over 175 agencies helping them understand their agency’s value and leverage that knowledge to best plan for their future. Carey has focused on providing business consulting services to ensure that agencies have the information and support needed to successfully perpetuate their agencies to the next generation.
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President & Executive Director, IIAT
Marit Peters is the President and Executive Director of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT). Marit has spent the past 25 years working across various industries including insurance, healthcare, information technology, aviation manufacturing and association management. Her true passion is Organizational Design & Development. Working with businesses across the country, her focus has been on cultural change and tapping into people’s natural talents and strengths in order to achieve tremendous results.
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Founder & CEO, ALLCHOICE Insurance
Jack Wingate is the founder and CEO of ALLCHOICE Insurance, a leading North Carolina-based independent insurance agency. In 2022, he was named the North Carolina Independent Agent of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for IIANC, and chairs the 401 Weston Labs (IIANC's Insurance Accelerator) Advisory Council. He is also a representative on the Customer Experience Task Force for Erie Insurance. Jack is married to Melinda and they have three children: Caylee, Peyton, and Cooper.
The Honorable Alan Mcclain
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner
Alan McClain was appointed as Arkansas’s 24th Insurance Commissioner by Governor Asa Hutchinson on April 3, 2020. Prior to his appointment, McClain served for five years as Commissioner of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS)—a sister agency of the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) under the state Department of Commerce.
Prior to that, his career had been primarily in the field of workers’ compensation insurance, working with the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in addition to a 13-year stint with the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission where he spent almost nine years as its Chief Executive Officer.