The Metro 50 Awards Banquet is one of Greater Oklahoma City’s most prestigious events. The metropolitan area’s fastest-growing privately held companies are ranked based on their percentage of annual growth between 2014 and 2016. Qualified companies are required to have revenues of at least $1 million for the previous year. The ranking of all Metro 50 winners was revealed by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett during the dynamic dinner on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
The OAA Leadership Team accepted the award on behalf of our entire hard-working dedicated team of insurance professionals. OAA is grateful for every independent insurance agent entrepreneur who has made the choice to partner with us. Thank you for choosing OAA, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams, and we find the harder we work to help our members achieve their dreams, the closer we get to ours!
pictured left to right: Ron Hanna, Lonnie Hill, LeAnn Sanderson, Chris Moslander, Jeana Courtois, Tony Caldwell and Rick Simpson.
We are so grateful to have a CEO who is not only committed to seeing his team and every OAA member realize their fullest potential, but also to his community and the great state of Oklahoma. We are excited to celebrate with Tony Caldwell, as his deep commitment to serving his community is exemplified by two recent, major milestones.
Tony has been elected Chairman of the Office of Juvenile Affairs Board of Directors. The OJA is Oklahoma’s Juvenile Justice Agency, whose focus is treating youth so they may become productive members of society. Tony was originally appointed by Governor Mary Fallin two years ago and reappointed in 2017 to a 4 year term. OJA employs 700 professionals across a variety of disciplines and has a budget of approximately $115 million dollars. During Tony’s service they have hired a new Executive Director, streamlined administrative operations and reduced overhead spending by 50%, engaged in a variety of reforms across the agency and proposed all new secure facilities to the Governor and Legislature.
Tony has also just finished his eighth year as a Board of Directors member and fifth year as Chairman of the Board for It’s My Community Initiative. IMCI works to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families. The IMCI has programs to prepare people for jobs in the current economy (Work Ready), assist offenders in reentering the work force, teach men to be great fathers (TRUE Dads), help family and children in crisis (Safe Families), working with at risk and foster children and foster families (Count Me In 4 Kids), mentoring children to become life-long readers (Reading Explorers), and many others.
Congratulations, Tony. And thank you for all you do!
For the third year in a row, OAA has been named a Metro 50 Honoree, an honor given to the top 50 fastest growing companies in Oklahoma City. We are so grateful for our team members, members, insurance company partners, incredible entrepreneur partners, and our relationship with SIAA. Without their dedication and work ethic, our success would not be possible. As our rapidly growing network of independent insurance agencies continues to expand, we look towards the future confidently. OAA will continue to be progressive in this business and ensure our agencies receive the best resources to be successful.
We are looking forward to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Metro 50 Awards Banquet on September 25.
SIAA just released its top performers for the first half of 2017. OAA has been named number on on the list of SIAA’s top performing master agencies. We are also listed in the top ten agencies for our use of the SIAA MarketFinder. The announcement also names the top ten recruiters nationwide for the first half of the year, and OAA’s Melissa Hack sees her hard work pay off, as she is listed as number seven!
Congratulations to the whole OAA team our company partners and our incredible members!
OAA is excited to introduce our two interns, Brendan Caldwell and Samantha Cassidy. Brendan Caldwell is a recent graduate of Brooks School in Massachusetts. He will be attending college at Pepperdine University in the fall to major in Business Administration. Brendan will be interning in our Agency Development department, where he will be visiting with our member agents about premium financing for their commercial insurance business. Samantha just graduated from OSU with double major in Marketing and Management. Sam is our Social Media and Graphics coordinator. Both of these promising entrepreneurial-minded individuals are registered for the Greater Oklahoma City Greater Grads Internship Program. We are so excited to welcome new perspectives and ideas to our team!
OAA celebrates being recognized as SIAA’s number one Master Agency with a riverboat cruise on the Oklahoma River. We are grateful for our company partners and our agency members who have helped make this possible.
It was just announced that OAA has been named SIAA’s Top Performer!
Tony Caldwell, CEO and Melissa Hack, Territory Manager are in Florida today, representing OAA at SIAA’s Annual Spring Conference. Thank you to our team, our company partners and each and every OAA member!
We are so excited to celebrate with you on April 12th!
OAA is gearing up for our annual Success Celebration and Conference! This year our event will be April 12th at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City. Our members, strategic company partners, and team members will get together for education, networking, and a celebration of a outstanding 2016! OAA members will be recognized for their achievements, we will honor our Rookie of the Year, Top Producing Agencies of the Year, Most Profitable Agent and Member of the Year. Who will it be? This is an exciting event where we will celebrate millions in profit sharing dollars only available to members of OAA through the incredible partnership with SIAA. If you want to learn more about becoming a member of OAA please contact us.
OAA hosted the first Circle of Excellence of the year at our new facility! OAA has a new training room at 1220 N. Robinson Ave in downtown OKC. We had lunch with our Elite OKC members and discussed Sales Forecasting. Each member received a sales forecasting tool developed by Tony Caldwell. We will be hosting the OKC Masters group on 3/15 and we look forward to another informative meeting. Thank you to all our Circle of Excellence members for your participation!
OAA is proud of the way our Strategic Company Partners work with OAA members to provide great products and services. Our national partnership with SIAA allows OAA members to access the best contracts with the best companies and the most profit sharing available to an independent insurance agent. Our friends at Safeco stopped by to drop off our 2016 profit sharing check last week. We immediately went to work distributing that money to our members and we will celebrate along side them at our annual Success Conference & Celebration on April 12th. Pictured left to right: Tony Caldwell, CEO at OAA, Myrna Estrada, Kennetha Caldwell, Nancy Lyons and Paul Jones of Safeco.