Pictured: Doug Meacham (right) accepts a North Star Award from Nick Pappajohn (left) on behalf of his father Mike Meacham.
Recipients include Ben Taylor, Tim Hyland, Mike Meacham and Kieth Sims
April 26, 2023 – Hampton, N.H. – SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) announced the winners of the 2023 SIAA Awards at the SIAA Semi-Annual Business Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on April 20. These awards included recognitions for top master agencies, top recruiters, top agency growth coaches and the North Star Award. This special honor is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated immense entrepreneurial spirit in establishing an organization that contributes significantly to the growth and success of SIAA and/or its master agencies and/or independent member agencies.
This year’s North Star Award recipients included Ben Taylor, former principal of Assure Alliance, and Tim Hyland, principal of AHA Insurance Network. Additionally, Mike Meacham, former principal of Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance, and Kieth Sims, former principal of Mountain Empire Agency Alliance were named recipients of the North Star Award posthumously for their dedication to the alliance and leadership of their master agencies.
“Ben, Tim, Mike and Kieth were pioneers to a business and a concept that was little more than a dream 20 years ago. Each of these individuals have made standout contributions to the SIAA eco-system, our strategic partners, our member agencies and of course their own people and organizations,” said Matt Masiello, CEO of SIAA. “In their time leading SIAA master agencies, they were renowned for their top-class leadership and management expertise, as well as for their dedication to supporting independent agents across their territories.”