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The Young Insurance Professionals of Louisiana (YIPS)

The Young Insurance Professionals of Louisiana (YIPS) is an association committed to providing benefits and services that assist young professionals with career development. YIPS is dedicated to:

   •    Creating a network of young insurance professionals for the purpose of exchanging information and ideas.
   •    Providing timely information and promote quality education to foster the career development of the members.
   •    Enhancing the image of the young insurance professional through community involvement and consumer awareness efforts.
   •    Coordinating with the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana toward the fulfillment of mutual objectives.
   •    Cultivating future leaders of the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana.

Mission Statement

Cultivating young professionals and future leaders of PIA by providing opportunities for education and networking.

Membership Eligibility/Classifications

Active Members: Individuals who are engaged in the insurance business as insurance agents, producers or staff of insurance agencies who have not yet reached the age of forty-five (45) and are employed by a current PIA Member Agency are eligible for Active Membership.

Associate Members: Company representatives or other individuals who provide products or services to the insurance industry, have not yet reached the age of forty-five (45), and are employed by a current PIA Associate Member are eligible for Associate Membership.

College Students: Individuals attending college full time who are interested in the insurance industry are eligible for College Student Membership.

Alumni Members: Individuals who are engaged in the insurance business as insurance agents, products, agency staff, company representatives or other individuals who provide products or services to the insurance industry and who have reached the age of forty-five (45) and are employed by a current PIA Member Agency or PIA Member Company are eligible for Alumni Membership.



OFFICERS

President
Danielle Gendusa-Wagner (2014)
Gendusa Insurance Agency
804 Roma Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 345-7563
dgw@gendusainsurance.com

President-Elect
Casey Lane (2012, 2015)
Lane & Associates
3701 Williams Blvd., Suite 350
Kenner, LA 70065
Phone: (504) 467-3123
Cell: (504) 416-2839
clane@lane-assoc.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Brandi Lamonte (2017)
Riverlands Insurance Services, Inc.
13919 River Road, Suite 101
Luling, LA 70070
Phone: (985) 331-2766
blamonte@rivins.com

Immediate Past-President
Rusty Ruiz (2012)
Access Home Insurance Company
16 Lorio Lane
Madisonville, LA 70448
Cell: (225) 573-6929
rusty.ruiz@accesshomeinsurance.com






PIA/YIPS Liaison
Laurie Whipp
PIA of Louisiana
8064 Summa Avenue, Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 766-7770 or (800) 349-3434
Cell: (225) 573-7400
laurie@piaoflouisiana.com

PIA of Louisiana President
Lou Fey, CPCU, CIC, CRM, AIC
Bancorp South/Wright & Percy
4041 Essen Lane, Suite 400
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 336-3211
louis.fey@bxsi.com

BOARD MEMBERS

Baylie Babin (2019)
Imperial PFS
212 E. Gatehouse Drive Unit D
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-228-7160
baylie.babin@ipfs.com

Michelle Brenan (2014, 2017)
Hannover
1123 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA 70471
Phone: (985) 612-6739
Cell: (985) 612-1240
mbrenan@hanover.com

Guy Chabert (2019)
Chabert Insurance Agency
201 Canal Blvd, Suite B
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Phone: 985-448-0431
guyc@chabertinsurance.com

Jessica Clayton (2018)
Classic Insurance Agency
4207 Williams Blvd., Suite A
Kenner, LA 70065
Phone: (504) 467-1453
jmurillo@classicinsagency.com

Ryan Page (2019)
Page & Sons Insurance Agency
5911 Main Street
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: 985.872.5711
ryan@cpageinsurance.com

Michael Robinson (2015, 2018)
Rod Prejean & Associates
P.O. Box 430
Brusly, LA 70719
Phone: (225) 749-3100
mikerob35@gmail.com

Brittany Stoudt (2018)
Emergency Restoration, Inc.
P.O. Box 10889
New Orleans, LA 70181
Phone: (504) 736-0472
bdavis@eri-cleanup.com

Eric C. Vocke (2017)
Capstone Insurance Agency
3333 W. Napoleon Ave., Suite 102
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: (504) 831-7010
evocke@capstoneinsure.com



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