Education CommitteeEducation Committee

The education committee works to research, develop, and promote education and training programs for agents and their employees throughout the state.

Committee Members

Lisa Lukens
Lisa Lukens
Saliba-Yewell Insurance Services, Inc.

IIA of IL Chairperson - Education Committee

Herrin, IL

Brooke Miano
Brooke Miano
Brown & Brown of Illinois, Inc.

IIA of IL Vice-Chair

Naperville, IL

Kevin Lesch
Kevin Lesch
Arachas Group, LLC

Executive Committee Liaison

Bartlett, IL

Kevin started in the industry at his father’s agency. In 2013, he took over as president of the agency and in 2015, bought out both partners. Currently, Kevin is the COO of Arachas Group, a Keystone Partner.

Brett Gerger
Brett Gerger
Independent Ins. Agents of IL

Staff Liaison

Springfield, IL

• Education
• Pre-Licensing
• Statutory & Regulatory Compliance

Julie Campbell
Julie Campbell
Campbell Insurance Group LLC

Education Committee Member

Marion, IL

Michael Donahue
Michael Donahue
Thornton Powell

Education Committee Member

Oak Forest, IL

Katherine Eickelman
Katherine Eickelman
Oliver & Associates, LLC

Education Committee Member

Carbondale, IL

Debra Fringer
Debra Fringer
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

Education Committee Member

Prophetstown, IL

Bart Hartauer
Bart Hartauer
Hartauer Insurance Agency

Education Committee Member

La Salle, IL

Bart Hartauer joined the Hartauer Insurance Agency in 1985. He is now owner of the full-lines independent agency, which represents more than 20 companies. The agency is a member of the ISU Insurance Group.

Michael Hilson
Michael Hilson
G.B.G., Inc.

Education Committee Member

South Holland, IL

Michael Hilson is a third-generation insurance professional. He joined (*) GBG, inc. in a full-time capacity in May of 2003. He has worked in each facet of agency operations and key client services. He leads the firm’s Client Retention Department and is primarily responsible for insurance company underwriting relations and insurance industry relations.

Jeffrey McMillan
Jeffrey McMillan
McMillan Insurance Services, Inc.

Education Committee Member

Gilman, IL

Luke Praxmarer
Luke Praxmarer
Corkill Insurance Agency (Assured Partners)

Education Committee Member

Elk Grove Village, IL

Joseph Samuelson
Joseph Samuelson
Compass Insurance

Education Committee Member

Bloomington, IL