This year marks a first for Region II of the International Association of Insurance Professionals. On April 8, 2017 at the Region II Conference in Blowing Rock, NC they presented their first Young New Professional of the year award and the recipient was Kelly Bryant Proctor of the Charlotte Association of Insurance Professionals.
Kelly has been a member of IAIP and the North Carolina Association of Insurance professionals since 2005 and a member of the Charlotte association since 2011 where she has served on several committees and as Vice President, President Elect and President as well as currently serving in the Chairperson of the Board. She previously was a member of the Raleigh Association of Insurance Professionals where she served as chair for several committees, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President Elect, and President.
Kelly works for Westfield Insurance as an Agency Specialist for the states of NC, SC, FL, VA, and GA. Westfield Insurance is a regional insurance company based in Westfield Center, Ohio operating through a network of over 900 independent agencies writing commercial lines in 21 states, personal lines in 10 states and providing surety services to all 50 states.
The criteria for the selection of this award is based on educational pursuits, IAIP involvement, other industry involvement and is limited to professionals who are under 40 or have less than 5 years experience.