Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois names new president

Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois names new president

The Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL) has elected William “Bill” Wirth to serve as the association’s president, effective October 01, 2019.

In his role as association president, Wirth will serve as a member of the six-person executive committee of the IIA of IL board of directors. He will also assume general leadership functions for the association, and will serve as an official delegate of the group at state and national functions.

Wirth is the president and agency principal of Wirth Agency Insurance in Waterloo, IL. He co-founded the agency in 2006, when it was first called Insurance Planning & Management of Waterloo. Wirth Agency is a full-service commercial and personal lines independent agency that serves clients in both Illinois and Missouri.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he earned his BA in Advanced Technical Studies, Marketing and Advertising, Wirth was initially involved in other industries before moving to insurance. After graduating, he spent nearly a decade in Bellingham, WA developing and leading marketing programs in the hospitality industry. He later served as a marketing manager for an Italian global software company from an office in St. Louis.

“On behalf of the IIA of IL Board of Directors and staff, we are excited for Bill’s tenure to begin. Bill has been engaged in the development of several new programs and services, and under Bill’s leadership we will be rolling out these initiatives to the membership,” said IIA of IL CEO Phil Lackman.

Wirth’s term runs until September 30, 2020.