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Chris-Leef is a proud member and supporter of the following organizations.

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Combined Agents of America (CAA)

Founded in 1997, Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is based in Austin, Texas, and is comprised of 60 independent insurance agencies located throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. By funneling the agencies’ combined premiums, CAA brings larger volume commitments to insurance companies, while empowering its members to realize greater benefits from insurance companies, vendor discounts, and other incentives. In 2015, CAA generated more than $738.5 million in property and casualty premium and currently works with 18 of the largest insurance companies in the nation. CAA is ranked #6 on Insurance Journal’s Top 20 list of largest agency partnerships in the nation. All CAA member agencies remain independent and are recognized by insurance companies as a key component to their future growth and goal commitments.


Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA)

WSIA is an association of insurance professionals working to build profitable business relationships in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines insurance industry. WSIA is dedicated to developing and strengthening the industry and provides members unparalleled:

  • Networking

  • Education

  • Talent recruitment and development initiative

  • Regulatory and legislative advocacy

  • Promotion of wholesale value

WSIA members of all shapes and sizes gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace through active participation in the only association dedicated specifically to the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines insurance industry. Chris-Leef is proud to have Christopher Peterson serving as President of WSIA's under 40 organization, now called U40.


National Alliance of General Agents (NAGA)

NAGA is the National Alliance of General Agents. We are a Non Profit alliance of professional managing general agents/wholesale brokers, working together to assist one another to further our professional goals. Founded in 1995 by a group of wholesalers who saw the need for the free exchange of ideas, finding ways to solve mutual problems, and building better communications with carriers and retailers. Membership in NAGA is intentionally kept small in numbers but the membership leaves a big footprint. Our members market in almost all fifty states and have a combined written premium in excess of a billion dollars annually. Chris-Leef is proud to have Christopher Peterson serving as President of NAGA.


Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)

The mission of PLUS is to be the global community for the professional liability insurance industry by providing essential knowledge, thought leadership and career development opportunities. The Society was founded in 1986 by industry professionals who recognized the need for a forum for individuals involved in the field of professional liability. PLUS is a non-profit organization with membership open to persons interested in the promotion and development of the professional liability industry.


Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)

Professional Insurance Agents is a voluntary, membership-based trade association representing professional, independent property/casualty insurance agents. The challenges facing today’s insurance professionals are many, and too frequently, allies are few and far between. PIA is dedicated to building the future for insurance professionals everywhere. We are unrivaled in our ability to meet members’ needs, providing a focused legislative voice, information, education, networking opportunities and tools to help members prosper and grow.


Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA)

KAIA was formed in 1920 and represents over 550 independent agencies and branches with nearly 2,500 employees statewide.   Its members are small businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies.  Independent agents offer all lines of insurance – property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans, and retirement products.


Missouri Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA)

The Missouri Association of Insurance Agents is the oldest and largest association of insurance agents in the State of Missouri. The association was established in 1899 in St. Louis. Approximately 560 independent agencies, operated by 4,000 agents, brokers and their employees, are members of MAIA.  "Independent" insurance agents and brokers offer their clients the products of more than one insurance company.


International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP)

International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry.


The Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park

The Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park was incorporated in 1995 for the purpose of supporting parks and recreation services for the City of Overland Park, Kansas. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised funds and accepted donations for capital improvements at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and the Public Art Master Plan.


Target Markets

The Target Markets Program Administrators Association is dedicated to meeting the unique challenges of Program Administration. We define Program Business as insurance products targeted to a particular niche market or class, generally representing a book of similar risks placed with one carrier. The administration is done through Program Specialists who have developed an expertise in that market or class.

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