OAA has recently welcomed to the team Marsha Dewart as the new Director of Agency Development. Marsha brings a diverse background in insurance, public relations, sales and marketing. After watching her father run his insurance agency all her life, she decided to pursue a career in other industries. After spending time doing jobs like radio DJ, journalist and staffing manager, to name a few, she ended up going back to her family’s roots. Marsha now comes to OAA with 17 years of insurance experience after holding titles such as Producer, Training and Education Coordinator, Operations Manager and many more.

Since on boarding, Marsha has already grabbed hold of the reigns and has been actively working to join the efforts of both the Agency Development and AccessPlus departments. This will increase OAA’s ability to serve our members in the most effective and efficient way as well as ensure consistency across all communication. Her list of goals for both departments accurately represents her enthusiasm, passion and commitment to OAA, our members and her team.

Marsha is looking forward to working with our members and her experience, knowledge and upbeat personality makes her a great addition to the organization!

SIAA recently held their annual Spring conference in Kissimmee, Florida and OAA was named the #1 SIAA master agency for the fourth year in a row! In addition, Territory Managers, Melissa Hack and LaDonna Mitchell were recognized in the top 5 out of over 140 recruiters in 48 total master agencies. Congratulations ladies!

  • OAA Recognized as #1 SIAA Master Agency

  • Tony Caldwell, CEO accepting the #1 Master Agency plaque at SIAA annual spring conference

  • Tony Caldwell, CEO accepting the #1 Master Agency plaque at SIAA annual spring conference

  • OAA Recognized as #1 SIAA Master Agency

  • LaDonna Mitchell, Arkansas Territory Manager

  • Melissa Hack, Oklahoma Territory Manager

This quarter’s Circle of Excellence round table discussion featured a presentation from Russ Lowry of Oklahoma Insurance Group on the topic of how to maximize marketing. Over a simple spread of salad, sandwiches and warm cookies, the group listened to Russ discuss all of the ways his agency markets to their target market, how he has automated the majority of them and how a good, old fashioned, hand written thank you card makes all the difference. The other agents left excited with new ideas and ways to implement them into their own business practices.

  • Russ Lowry of Oklahoma Insurance Group

  • Russ Lowry of Oklahoma Insurance Group

  • Russ Lowry of Oklahoma Insurance Group

Melissa Hack, Territory Manager for the Oklahoma City metro and it’s surrounding area recently signed two new members! By joining OAA, St. John Insurance and Horn Insurance Agency will have access to more of the nation’s top carriers, profit-sharing with no minimum volume requirements, discounts to agency management systems, and much more!

Welcome to OAA St. John Insurance and Horn Insurance Agency!

  • Chayce St. John of St. John Insurance signing his OAA Contract

  • Horn Insurance Agency signing their OAA Contract

  • Horn Insurance Agency signing their OAA Contract

Agency Development has been busy hosting orientations for our newest members!

OAA’s orientation covers topics such as setting up an independent insurance agency, education requirements and resources through OAA and SIAA, incentives for being a member, compliance and so much more! By providing this service to our new members, we are building the foundation for success as they venture down a new path as independent insurance agents!

Welcome to OAA Inspire Insurance, LLC, McDermott and Associates and Timberline Insurance Agency, LCC!

  • McDermott & Associates Orientation

  • Inspire Insurance Agency, LLC Orientation

  • Timberline Insurance Agency, LLC Orientation

On Thursday, February 28, 2019 My Insurance Agent was welcomed as OAA’s newest member! We are kicking off 2019 with great momentum as this agency is our fourth new member of the year. LeAnn Sanderson, Territory Manager organized a contract signing with agency principals, Daniel Kines, Scott Low, Trey Angstadt and Jeff Stark at the OAA office. We celebrated with a quick reception where Ron Hanna, CRO, delivered a toast to the new partnership. The rest of the team got a chance to introduce themselves and explain their role as a resource to the members over sparkling juice and pretzels.

OAA looks forward to working alongside My Insurance Agent as they grow their independent insurance agncy.

  • My Insurance Agent signing their OAA contract.

  • LeAnn Sanderson, Territory Manger and My Insurance Agent signing their OAA contract.

  • Staff celebrating My Insurance Agent becoming a new member of OAA!

  • LeAnn Sanderson, Territory Manager toasting to My Insurance Agent becoming a new member of OAA!

This Monday, the OAA office was packed with festivities and team bonding! First, we had our December Team Huddle, recapping the year and refocusing our goals for the days ahead. Next, we had the great fun of holding our Annual Toy Exchange and Potluck lunch. Our office draws names and then purchases a toy based off the personality or interests of the employee. We get to have a good time playing this game, sharing the reason why we chose each toy, and we then gather them in the center for a donation. This year, we chose to give these toys and the gatherings of our non-perishable food drive to the Elks Lodge of Midwest City.

We love a time when our whole team can get together and celebrate the people we are grateful for, while sharing our blessings, too. Happy Holidays!

Just a bit of our non-perishable food drive for the Elks Lodge.

Christmas Sweater Contest Competitors!

Bianca loves to travel – she was gifted a travel Barbie to donate 🙂

Our AMAZING team.

Our newest recruiters, LeAnn Sanderson and Tony Leddy, traveled to Boston, Massachusetts last week to attend SIAA Recruiter Boot Camp. Our OAA territory managers joined other professionals from across the nation – TX, Al, OK, WI, WV, VA, and OH in a week of learning. Once they returned, both said they were full of new industry knowledge and ways to describe the many values OAA brings to agents in the insurance industry. See some photos from the week below!

 

From SIAA LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6466052247267663872

The Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Annual Fundraising event, Light the Night was on October 26th in the Boathouse District, and the OAA Team had the opportunity to join in on the fun!

Our team has been raising funds for LLS for the past few months leading up to the event, and it was a blast to see it all coming together on this night. LLS of Oklahoma raised over $260,000 to go towards the fight against blood cancer. At Light the Night, our team had the chance to see survivors, supporters,  family members, friends, and more all come together to walk for a worthy cause. We celebrated, honored, and remembered all those touched by cancer.

The lanterns were so beautiful to see against the night sky, and it ended with an amazing fireworks show! If you’d like to learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit  https://www.lls.org/oklahoma.

Agency Development Drop-Ins from OAA Online.

Jennifer Fabian, the Director of Agency Development, reminds you to schedule a drop-in for your agency to learn about the new tools and services offered to you. Reach out to your Agency Development Field Specialist today!

Jenn Fabian – jennifer@oaaonline.net

Ryan McLaughlin – ryan@oaaonline.net

Jeana Courtois – jeana@oaaonline.net