Nov. 9, 2017, SACRAMENTO, CA -- The IBA Sacramento honored long-time industry leader, Rose Kaerth, with the association’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 Sacramento “I” Day.
Referred to as the “glue of the association,” Kaerth has left an “indelible mark” upon the IBA Sacramento Board of Directors and its members for almost 40 years.
“The first-ever IBA Sacramento Lifetime Achievement Award represents excellence and dedication to our industry both in our local organization and working with the state association and other insurance-related organizations,” said IBA Sacramento Past President Irene Sabourin.
Rose Kaerth began her insurance career in 1972 and has served on the IBA Sacramento Board for the past 38 years. In 1987, she became Executive Director of the Sacramento Association, a position she agreed to do for five years. 30 years later she is still the association’s Executive Director.
“Rose has been recognized with many industry honors throughout her career but none as great as one named in her honor, Sabourin said. “The Rose Kaerth Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed on future deserving individuals who represent the values and dedication that she has shown to our industry.
“Rose, your work matters,” she said. “I know I speak for each and every person, past and present, who has sat on the board or on a committee that you are most deserving of this award and I am honored to present it to you.”
The IBA Sacramento also honored three other independent agents with local awards at this year's Sacramento "I" Day.
Agency Professional of the Year Award
The IBA Sacramento 2017 Agency Professional of the Year Award was presented to Todd Phillips of Nelson & Phillips Insurance Services.
Todd has served IBA Sacramento in many capacities for the last several years. He served on the Board of directors for six years and as President in 2015.
While serving on the board he also chaired the Golf Committee in 2013 and Big I Day in 2014.
He has also served on many other committees through the years. He is a quiet but effective leader.
Emerging Leader of the Year
The IBA Sacramento 2017 Emerging Leader of the Year Award was presented to Amy Parker of AmTrust.
Amy has been an active member of IBA Sacramento having served on the Board as the Associate Member representative for two years. She has also worked on the Golf Day committee, Big I Day committee and Community Service Committee during her years as a member.
Amy has most recently served as the Emerging Leaders Chair for the past three years.
Associate Member of the Year
The 2017 IBA Sacramento Associate Member of the Year Award was presented to Rachael Rose of AFS/IBES.
Rachael has been a very active member of IBA Sacramento for many years. She has served on the Community Service Committee, Big I Day Committee and Golf Committee over the years.
She attends most of the local events and always brings a guest to quarterly luncheons. Rachael supports local events with not only her attendance but by being a sponsor or providing the ever-popular raffle prizes.