About Us
 

On April 4, 1940, nine women outstanding in the insurance field met at the Berkeley Hotel to organize the Louisville Insurance Women’s Association.

This local association became a charter member of the National Association of Insurance Women (now IAIP-International Association of Insurance Professionals) on January 1, 1941. On October 5, 1943, our name was changed to the Louisville Association of Insurance Women. The main purpose of the association was to promote business, social relationship and to provide employment, information and education in the field of insurance.

Louisville hosted four Regional Conferences in 1949, 1968, 1979 and 1990 and co-hosted the 2002 conference with the Kentucky State Association of Insurance Women.

Over the years, we have won many awards for education, safety, membership and legislation. Our local members have taken the challenge to become involved as officers on the State, Regional and National levels. We are very proud of the contributions they have made and will continue to make in the future.

In 1999, we had the first male member join our association. On January 1, 2000, we changed our name to the Louisville Association of Insurance Professionals. We felt the name change was in order since membership is open to both male and females.

In the year 2002, we co-hosted the Region IV Conference with the other state associations. The conference was held at the New River Center in Northern Kentucky.

The year 2003 marked the first Florence Barry Scott Education Scholarship was awarded by the Louisville Association of Insurance Professionals. Ms. Scott was the first president of the Louisville Association of Insurance Women and we felt it was only fitting to name the scholarship after her.

The Louisville Association of Insurance Professionals hosted the Region IV Networking Weekend in Bardstown in September of 2005 with visits to My Old Kentucky Home and Marker’s Mark Distillery.

From a humble beginning we have progressed to one of the forces in the insurance industry through our sponsorship of the IIA classes, mini-rating classes, Risk Management classes and varied community projects.

The Louisville Association of Insurance Professionals is proud of its past and we know our future is bright. Thank you Florence Barry and all the Charter Members of the Louisville Association of Insurance Women for making us a vital part of the insurance industry.