Young Agents Committee (YAC)

The MAIA Young Agents Committee (YAC) operates as a volunteer committee and encourages young insurance professionals to expand their industry knowledge and network while increasing involvement and awareness of MAIA's advocacy initiatives, products, and services. 

Who is Considered a Young Agent?

Young Agents are members of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) who have worked in the insurance industry for less than five (5) years OR are 40 years of age or younger. A “young agent” does not have to be a licensed producer.

Interested in Joining Us?

Please contact the our MAIA Staff Liaison, Jamie Leslie.

Young Agent Events

MAIA’s Young Agents Committee plans an excellent roster of activities throughout the year! Please feel free to join us at any of these events. Contact Jamie Leslie to learn more or register! 

March 23, 2022 - Principals & Young Agent Event @ Level99 in Natick, MA

April 13, 2022 - Trivia Night @ Funky Murphy's in Worcester, MA

May 18, 2022 - Driving Range Event @ Granite Links in Quincy, MA

June 15, 2022 - Young Agents Golf Tournament @ Pinehills in Plymouth, MA

July 27, 2022 - Mix & Mingle "Expand Your Brand" Event @ Samuel Adams Taproom in Boston, MA

October 20, 2022 - Cocktail Reception with the Young Agents at MAIA’s Big Event

Coming soon! Dates & times of other 2022 networking events around the state.


Committee Objectives

  • Perpetuate the support of MAIA.
  • Promote involvement in, and awareness of, local and state activities of MAIA.
  • Develop leadership abilities of young agents in Massachusetts.
  • Maintain an effective means of communication with the MAIA Board of Directors.
  • Maintain an effective means of communication with other young agents in the state.
  • Conduct and maintain a financially self-supporting Young Agents Committee.
  • Promote involvement in national activities of MAIA and the Big "I" (IIABA).
  • Increase awareness of independent agents and Young Agents in Massachusetts.
  • Provide educational and networking events throughout the year.
  • Present a Young Agent of the Year Award.
  • Conduct the Agent/Company Golf Outing.
  • Participate in community building activities and other social causes.

Meet the Committee:


Monica Adwani 
BRZ Insurance
[email protected]

Ted Hughes
Cushman Insurance Group
[email protected]

Committee Members:

Adam Risman
Risman Insurance
[email protected]

Anthony J. Villandry 
Clark Insurance
[email protected]

Bill Walsh
Duffy Insurance
[email protected]

Cassandra Koegel
Eastern Insurance Group
[email protected]

Erich Schutz
NIF Group
[email protected]

Evan Dowd
Dowd Insurance
[email protected]

Justin Gough
Dwight Rudd Insurance
[email protected]

Kate Kauffman
Philbin Insurance Group
[email protected]

Keith Ayer

Johnson & Johnson 
[email protected]

Kyle Austin
Austin Insurance Agency
[email protected]

Mamadou Bou
RT Specialty
[email protected]

Meghan Hall
Segreve & Hall
[email protected] 

Tiago Prado
BRZ Insurance
[email protected]

Staff Liaison:

Jamie Leslie
[email protected]