2019 Award Winners


Agent of the Year

John Miller, CPCU, CIC, CBIA, CRIS - The Adcock Agency
john Miller, CPCU, CIC, CBIA, CRIS, Principal of The Adcock Agency in Cary, NC was named the 2019 Agent of the Year for his outstanding service to IIANC. John has worked in the industry since 1979, and has been active with many IIANC committees including the Education Committee, Technical Committee, and is the outgoing chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee. He began his long tenure as an IIANC instructor in 1986 and still teaches regularly for the association, primarily in commercial lines. In 1995, he was also awarded the Ernest F. Young Education Award by IIANC.

IIANC Education Foundation Scholarship

Antiques and Collectibles Insurance Group
The 2019 IIANC Education Foundation Scholarship was presented to Antiques and Collectibles Insurance Group in Davidson, NC. This $5,000 scholarship is used for the staff’s continuing education. Angie Becker accepted the award on the agency’s behalf.


Broker of the Year

Jackson Sumner & Associates
2019 Broker of the Year honors went to IIANC Presidential PARTNER Jackson Sumner & Associates. This award is presented to the broker that has demonstrated support for association activities and commitment to the independent agency system. 


Company of the Year

Heritage Insurance
Heritage Insurance received the 2019 Company of the Year award, which is presented to the company that has demonstrated support for association activities and commitment to the independent agency system. They are a strong advocate for IIANC and are involved in the IIANC PARTNERS Program and sponsored the 2019 IIANC Charity Golf Tournament with $15,000 this year.


Young Agent of the Year

Cameron Annas, CIC, CRM - Granite Insurance
Cameron Annas, CIC, CRM of Granite Insurance in Granite Falls, NC, was named IIANC’s 2019 Young Agent of the Year. Cameron has been a member of the iLEAD Committee since 2015. He has received the "Thoroughbred Award" three times for being a top performer through Keystone Insurers Group (the group's highest annual award) and was most recently named a 2019 Trailblazer by Business North Carolina. Cameron is active in his community and has been a longtime supporter of Make-A-Wish, even completing the Trailblaze Challenge.


Company Professional of the Year

Ritchie Dabbs - National General Insurance
The 2019 Company Professional of the Year award was given to Ritchie Dabbs of National General Insurance for the outstanding support he and his company have shown to IIANC throughout the years. 



Chairman's Citations

Brent Johnson - ambassadorship on behalf of IIANC to his fellow Nationwide agents
Joe Stewart - service to IIANC with his efforts on a Hands Free NC bill
LuAnn Wooters - service to IIANC with Education