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MIAA Elects New President

Posted May 13, 2013, at 10:52 a.m.
Ken White
Ken White

HAMPDEN, Maine — The Maine Insurance Agents Association recently elected Ken White of Hampden as the president of the Maine Insurance Agents Association. (MIAA)

Ken started working in insurance part time for his father’s agency while attending college. He graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maine. In 1994, he began working full time as a producer for the F A Peabody company. He is the branch manager of the Hampden office and in 2012 was named the sales manager and vice president of sales.

Ken became involved with the MIAA in 1995 when he joined the Young Agents Committee. He served as committee chairman in 2000, held the position of chairman for the Agent/Company golf outing from 1997-2004, and was named the Swett & Crawford Young Agents of the Year in 2001 and 2006.

In 2002, Ken served as chairman of the MIAA Education Committee. In 2004, Ken was appointed to the National IIABA Young Agents Committee representing the North Eastern Region (Maine to Pennsylvania), a position he held until 2008. Since 2005, Ken has continued to be the moderator of the President’s Panel Discussion at the MIAA Annual Convention. In 2008, Ken was elected to the MIAA Board of Directors and was installed as President at the MIAA Annual Convention in April of 2013.

Outside of the industry, Ken has been involved in numerous community activities. He is involved with the Hampden Business Association, Maine Savings Federal Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee, and the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. Past activities include volunteering at the summer and winter Special Olympics, Hampden Children’s Day, Hampden Community Blood Drives, being a member of the Hampden Kiwanis Club, a Trustee for the Hampden Water District, a member of the TDS Community Advisory Board, and is a three-time participant in the Maine Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine.

Ken lives in Hampden with his wife Heidi and their children, Kaitlyn, Evan, and Kaiden.

The F A Peabody Co. is a privately held, family corporation with roots dating back to to 1927 in the town of Houlton. F A Peabody is a trusted choice insurance agency. Trusted Choice® agencies are insurance and financial services firms whose access to multiple companies and commitment to quality service enable them to offer their clients competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and unparalleled advocacy.

The Maine Insurance Agents Association, located in Augusta, Maine was founded in 1899. The association supports, promotes and represents the common business interests of independent insurance agents and their firms, consistent with the best interest of the insurance-buying public.

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