GAHANNA, OH – Ohio Insurance Agents Association (OIA) hosted its annual holiday dinner and awards ceremony Dec. 4, 2018 in Columbus.
During the awards portion of the evening, OIA presented independent insurance agent John Koetz with the venerable Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to an OIA volunteer who has provided a lifetime of leadership to the association and the independent agent channel.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is elite and only given to select insurance professionals who go above and beyond to serve their industry. Koetz, who is president of the W.E. Davis Insurance Agency in Columbus, is only the 14th person to have received this award in the last 23 years.
Koetz has actively volunteered for OIA since the 1980s. He served on 16 committees and task forces in his tenure, and participated in the initiation of programs which led to the betterment of the association and industry as a whole.
He was named Agent of the Year in 1990 and served as president of the association in 1991-1992. Most notably, he served 17 years on the Advocacy Committee and has provided valuable testimony on legislative issues impacting independent insurance agents.
As an independent insurance agent, Koetz is incredibly passionate about making sure his clients have the right insurance coverage in place to protect their families and businesses.
OIA is proud to present Koetz with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and we are thankful for his dedication to the independent agency channel.
About Ohio Insurance Agents Association
Ohio Insurance Agents Association (OIA) is the collective voice of 1,300 independent agencies that employ nearly 10,000 Ohioans. We promote, progress and protect the professional advice and guidance only independent insurance agents provide. OIA members write 82 percent of the commercial insurance policies and 44 percent of personal insurance policies in Ohio. OIA helps agents by providing agency valuation, succession planning, generational health, operational benchmarking reports, other business solutions and industry thought leadership.