Young Agents Committee (YAC)

The Massachusetts 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 initiatives, products and services at the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA).

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" The committee achieves their purpose through regular meetings, networking events, charitable outreach and regular communication. "

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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 years OR are 40 years of age or younger. A “young agent” does not have to be a licensed producer.


2020 Young Agent Events!

  • February 20, 2020 Networking Event Tony C’s - Somerville
  • March 4, 2020 Principal & Young Agent Event Plumbing Museum - Watertown
  • April 2, 2020 Joint Event with NH YAC Wamesit Lanes - Tewksbury - Canceled

Tentative Dates for the Remainder of 2020 (Dependent on COVID-19)

  • May, 20, 2020 Clinics & Cocktails Granite Links - Quincy
  • June 10, 2020 Trivia Night Tavern in the Square - Shrewsbury
  • June 17, 2020 Young Agent CE Day MAIA – Milford
  • June 24, 2020 9th Annual YAC Golf Tournament Pine Hills Golf Club - Plymouth
  • July 15, 2020 Family Event Lookout Farms - Natick
  • August 12, 2020 Boston Networking Tia’s - Boston
  • September 24, 2020 Joint Event with RI Barrett’s Alehouse – North Attleboro
  • October 15, 2020 South Shore Event East Bay Grille - Plymouth
  • November 5, 2020 Big Event Young Agent Reception - Boston Marriott Copley Place


Committee Objectives:

  • To perpetuate the support of MAIA.
  • To promote involvement in, and awareness of, local and state activities of the MAIA.
  • To develop leadership abilities of young agents in Massachusetts.
  • To maintain an effective means of communication between the Young Agents of Massachusetts and the MAIA Board of Directors.
  • To maintain an effective means of communication with other young agents in the state.
  • To conduct and maintain a financially self-supporting young agents committee.
  • To promote involvement in national activities of MAIA and the IIABA.
  • To increase awareness of Independent Agents and Young Agents in Massachusetts.
  • To provide educational and networking events throughout the year.
  •  To present a Young Agent of the Year Award.
  •  To conduct the Agent/Company Golf Outing.
  •  To participate in community building activities and other social causes.


Meet the Committee:



Joseph Gatchell
Braley and Wellington Insurance Group


Ted Hughes
Cushman Insurance Group

Committee Members:


Brandon Reneers
IMA Agency


Brendon Kilcoyne
H&K Insurance Agency


Cassandra Koegel


Connor Sullivan

RPS Insurance


Erich Schutz
NIF Group


Justin Gough
Deland Gibson Insurance


Kyle Austin
Austin Insurance Agency


Marc Duffy
Duffy Insurance


Meghan Hall
Segreve & Hall


Mike Dye
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC


Monica Adwani
G&N Insurance


Rob Pienta
Johnson & Johnson


Tiago Prado
BRZ Insurance

Staff Liaison:

Jamie Leslie


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