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Iroquois president among "Hot 100" industry players

Top people in insurance industry - Laurie Branch
Laurie A. Branch, president of The Iroquois Group®, has been named among the “Hot 100 List” which is included in the February issue of Insurance Business America.

For the feature, the magazine asked American insurance professionals to name people who have had a significant impact on the industry. “From CEOs and presidents of major insurers to local heroes, the names came flooding in,” Insurance Business America wrote in an announcement about the list.

Branch has guided The Iroquois Group for the last 30 years, building it into one of the nation’s largest and oldest networks of independent insurance agencies. Today, the ever-growing Group lists more than 2,200 members agencies in 41 states. Agencies of all sizes  join to improve their revenue, profit and agency value.

In addition to her work in the insurance industry, Branch is very active in education in western New York state. She is an adjunct professor in Finance at St. Bonaventure University, where she is also a member of the Board of Trustees. In addition, Branch has been a longtime member of the Olean (NY) Board of Education.