This Wednesday, OAA hosted Foundation Academy IV, at OAA’s Training Center. Ten new members joined us in discussing all the ways OAA and its partner carriers, along with SIAA, will help these new agents become Agents of the Future. OAA is here to support all our members, and ensure they stay “ahead of the curve” in the insurance industry. Whether that be taking advantage of up-and-coming technologies, maintaining strong partnerships with carriers, or keeping open lines of communication between all agencies, OAA is here to develop and cultivate success for years to come.
Truly, our experience, team and influence in the industry cannot be matched by any other partner in the nation. We are so excited that these new agents chose to join OAA, and are witnesses to the enormous potential the future holds for us all, individually and as a community. We are looking forward to the next Foundation Academy!
From left: Tony Caldwell, Tara West, and Sharon Blake
The good continues to multiply! We would like to express our gratitude to The Hartford for matching OAA’s $5,000 contribution to Wounded Warrior Project, with a $2,000 donation. Hartford made an offer to six SIAA Master Agencies, who maintain VIP status with Hartford, to match contributions up to $2,000 per agency as a result of our presentation at our OAA Annual Meeting last spring.
Sharon Blake, Hartford Insurance Division Sales Executive, presented the check to OAA CEO, Tony Caldwell and OAA Accountant, Tara West yesterday at OAA. Tara’s son and daughter are both serving our country in the United States Army.
If you would like to join SIAA and your Master Agencies in making a contribution to the cause, please visit siaa4u.com and click on the “Info and Giving” tab.
While every day is the right time to thank a Veteran, for this Veteran’s Day, SIAA is matching up to the first $10,000 contributed to the Wounded Warrior Project between November 1 and November 11, 2017.* So today the OAA team had a fundraising luncheon, homemade soup, salad and bread sticks were offered in exchange for a heart felt donation. SIAA is encouraging all donations they are not asking for large donations (but we’ll take them!). Please join all of us at SIAA and your Master Agencies in making a meaningful contribution to this great cause! You don’t need to dig deep, but we’d love to have your contribution! Please visit www.siaa4u.com and click on the ‘Info & Giving’ tab.
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!