More than 400 attendees from leading agencies representing more than $1.1 billion in written premium convene for strategic discussions and insights

May 3, 2024 – San Antonio, TX – The Lone Star Summit, a groundbreaking event uniting the four Texas Master Agencies of SIAA – The Agent Alliance, concluded its first gathering on May 1, 2024, at the picturesque Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. Representing a milestone in the insurance industry, this unprecedented collaboration brought together independent insurance agents from across Texas, representing more than $1.1 Billion in total written premium, for three days of intensive workshops, strategic discussions, and networking opportunities.

From April 29 to May 1, nearly 400 attendees immersed themselves in tailored sessions aimed at expanding their businesses, enhancing market value, and navigating the evolving insurance landscape. The summit provided actionable insights for agency growth, fostering an environment where like-minded professionals and industry leaders could connect, share ideas, and uncover opportunities.

The event kicked off with the Lone Star Scramble Charity Golf Tournament, a spirited day on the links that raised funds for four local non-profits selected by each of SIAA’s four Texas master agencies. Additionally, the event hosted a Travelers Insurance sponsored SHE Golfs clinic, created to empower women in the industry to feel comfortable and confident on the golf course, furthering the spirit of inclusion and philanthropy.

Keynote speaker Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers, delivered an insightful presentation on economic, policy, and political outlooks, setting the tone for the conference’s engaging sessions.

The summit featured a diverse lineup of speakers, panels and workshops, covering topics ranging from commercial lines strategies and agency perpetuation to digital marketing and innovation in insurance. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with strategic partners, fostering collaboration and exploring new opportunities within the industry.

A highlight of the event was the recognition of Myrna Estrada, Senior Vice President and Field Executive of Liberty Mutual Insurance, with the inaugural Lone Star Community Star Award, celebrating her outstanding contributions to the industry and the Texas community.

“We are thrilled with the success of the first Lone Star Summit,” said Ian Exelbert, SIAA’s Central/West Regional President. “This event represents a pivotal moment for growth and innovation in the Texas insurance landscape. We are grateful to all our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and partners for their contributions in making this event a resounding success.”

The Lone Star Summit concluded with an awards ceremony honoring outstanding achievements and a vision for the future of Texas independent agents. Attendees departed with renewed inspiration, valuable insights, and a strengthened sense of community.

About SIAA – The Agent Alliance
SIAA – The Agent Alliance is the leading national insurance agency network, with approximately 5,200 members collectively writing more than $14 Billion in total written premium. For more information about SIAA, visit The master agencies affiliated with SIAA in the great state of Texas are:

Texas Agency Alliance (TAA), Abilene,

CoVerica Agency Alliance, (CoVerica), Dallas,

Insurance Agents Alliance of Texas (IAAT), Mineola,

South Texas Agency Alliance (STAA), Katy,


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