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​​Hypopanty 2014
June 10-11, 2014
 Young Agents Conference
June 11-12, 2014
Welcome to the official site of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma's Hypopanty 2014 and Young Agents Conference! Hypopanty is the Greek word for meetings and we invite you to both of these meetings - meetings unlike any other meeting you've ever attended!

Please click the tabs below for detailed information about every aspect of our conferences.

We have an unbelievably exciting line-up of speakers this year, the largest property & casualty trade show in Oklahoma, a Challenge Cup golf tournament and the best networking event.

The Trade Show is FREE again this year and participants attending just this portion must be registered. The extended hours, from 4-7 pm, allow account managers, CSRs and other agency staff to attend and meet the company reps they do business with on a daily basis. We ask all agency principals to encourage their staff to attend. Food, beverages, fun entertainment, and dozens of door prizes will be given away - including a $1,000 cash prize. And registered attendees receive two free drink tickets!
Spend some time looking through the site and please contact us if you have questions at (405) 840-4426 or at

We look forward to seeing you in June!


​​Hypopanty  2014 Events Schedule

Tuesday, June 10

9 am - 4 pm 
Golf Tournament, Jimmie Austin Golf Club, Norman

5 pm - 8 pm 
Hospitality Night, Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

Wednesday, June 11

All events will be held at the Embassy Suites Norman – Hotel & Conference Center

8:30 am 
Registration desk opens

9:15 am – 10 am 
Keynote Session: “Galvanizing Your Agency With Word of Mouth Marketing”
Patrick Galvin, The Galvanizing Group

10:15 am - 12 Noon 
IIAO Business Meeting to include guest speakers:
Randy Lanoix, Big “I” Vice Chairman - Big “I” message 
John D. Doak, Commissioner, Oklahoma Insurance Department
Denise Engle, Commissioner, Workers’ Comp Commission - Workers' Comp Changes 

12 Noon  - 1 pm  

1 pm - 4 pm 
Concurrent  Breakout Sessions:

The End Game - How a Jury Sees Your Case/Mock Trial
Paul A. Grinke, Carl L. Evans, Jr., Levi G. McCathern, II, Attorneys from McCathern, PLLC, Dallas
Sponsored by: Union Standard Insurance Co., IIAO Diamond Deluxe Partner - Approved for 3 hours of CE

Beyond Networking: Cultivating Your Real World & Online Connections to Grow Your Agency
Patrick Galvin, The Galvanizing Group
Sponsored by: Specialty Insurance Managers, CompRisk, Independent Insurance Agents Association of Oklahoma City and Mid-Continent Group, IIAO Diamond Deluxe Partners - Approved for 3 hours of CE

4 pm - 7 pm 
FREE Trade Show – Must pre-register
Encourage your account managers, CSRs and other staff to attend
70+ Exhibitors, light entertainment, buffet dinner/beverages

YA Conference Events Schedule

Wednesday  June 11

4 pm  - 7 pm 
Hypopanty FREE Trade Show
7  pm - 9 pm
Glow Bowl
-  Sooner Bowling Center, 550 24th Ave NW, Norman

Thursday, June 12

8 am – 9:15 am             

8:30 am - 9:30 am          
Leadership Panel 
Panel - Agency owners, producers and company representatives

9:30 am – 10 am            
Refreshment Break

10 am – 12 Noon
The Magic of Content Marketing to Build Your Business, Brand and Bottom Line

Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion , Inc. - Approved for 2 hours of CE


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All meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center, 2501 Conference Drive, Norman, Oklahoma.

P: 405-364-8040
The Embassy features spacious suites with plush furnishings, a spacious work desk or dining area, plasma TVs and internet access. The hotel has a stunning atrium lobby and complimentary (self) parking. Valet parking is also available.
Guests of the hotel receive a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast in the morning and in the evening experience Oklahoma hospitality at the nightly Manager's Reception.
Make your reservation online today by clicking here. Or call the Embassy Suites at 405-364-8040, using Group Code "HYP" to receive the discounted rate of $130/single or double.  Reservations must be made by May 9, 2014 to receive this rate.


The tournament will be held on Tuesday, June 10, at Jimmie Austin Golf Club, 1 Par Drive, Norman, Oklahoma.
Join us early for a breakfast buffet beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the course. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.
The entry fee of $110/player will include breakfast, green fees and cart fees. Space is limited so sign up early to assure your spot in this popular event.
Hypopanty is a blended meeting combining three already terrific events into one short, action-packed conference. The Young Agents Conference immediately follows Hypopanty. 
Hypopanty and the Young Agents have a terrific line-up of speakers and sessions for 2014. 
Network with fellow agents and company representatives at Hypopanty's Tuesday evening Hospitality Night, during Wednesday's Trade Show and at the Young Agents Glow Bowl Wednesday evening.


Download an exhibitor packet ExhibitKit2014.pdfExhibitKit2014.pdf

Please plan to visit the trade show at Hypopanty 2014 to see the latest and greatest products offered to help you in your independent agency.
2014 Exhibitors
AFS/IBEX Financial Services, Inc. - (Booth 60)
PO Box 224528, Dallas, TX 75222-4528
800-299-5626; F 214-954-0537
Premium finance
American Farm Life - (Booth 43)
1220 North Main, Altus, OK  73521
580-480-0049; F 580-477-2060
Amerisafe - (Booth 20)
2301 Highway 190 West, DeRidder, LA 70634
800-897-9719; F 800-450-1091
Workers' compensation insurance
AmWINS Brokers of Texas – (Booth 39)
4585 Felder Rd, Washington, TX 77880
214-596-8833; F 214-528-9101
Wholesale broker
Applied Systems, Inc. - (Booth 23)
200 Applied Parkway, University Park, IL  60484
800-999-5368; F 708-534-8016
Automation software
Assurant Health - (Booth 52)
6528 East 101st, Suite D-1, Box 293, Tulsa, OK 74133
800-231-5030; F 918-749-7648
Health insurance
Bailey Special Risks, Inc. - (Booth 55)
177 East Main Street, Suite 5,Hendersonville, TN 37075
615-264-3977; F 615-264-3980
Specialty insurance wholesaler offering professional liability, management liability and cyber liability
Blackmon Mooring - (Booth 46)
1101 Enterprise Avenue, Bay 12, Oklahoma City, OK 73128
Capital Premium Financing – (Booth 8)
2603 Belaire Lane West, Granite Shoals, TX 78654
830-953-9152; F 855-470-2628
Premium finance
Chris-Leef General Agency, Inc. – (Booth 49)
PO Box 3747, Shawnee Mision, KS 66203
800-548-0491; F 913-631-1128
All lines excess and surplus

Chubb Group of Insurance Cos - (Booth 25)
6120 South Yale, Suite 450, Tulsa, OK 74136
918-493-5601; F 918-493-5655
Insurance products

CNA Insurance - (Booth 22)
3817 NW Expressway, Suite 710, Oklahoma City, OK  73112
Commercial insurance

Combined Group - (Booth 28)
PO Box 819045, Dallas, TX 75381
214-295-1651; F 214-295-1700
MGA - commercial lines

Commercial Insurance Underwriters (CIU) - (Booth 26 )
901 East St. Louis, Suite 205, Springfield, MO  65806
800-241-9759; F 877-203-0291

CompSource Oklahoma - (Booth 64)
1901 North Walnut Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73152
405-232-7663; F 405-962-3584
Workers' compensation

GAINSCO - (Booths 32, 33, 34)
3333 Lee Parkway, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75219
405-255-2159, F 888-292-8061
Personal auto

Graham-Rogers Inc. – (Booths 47, 48)
501 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK  74006
918886-6053; F 918-336-2178

Great American Insurance Company – (Booth 31)
14350 Proton Road, Dallas, TX 75244
Oklahoma Option
Hallmark Personal Lines - (Booth 62)
6500 Pinecrest Drive, Suite 100, Plano, TX 75024
Non-standard auto

IIAO Eagle Agency - (Booth 38)
PO Box 13490, Oklahoma City, OK 73113
405-840-4426; F 405-840-4450
Farm & ranch, personal umbrella, errors & omissions

IIAO Young Agents/PAC - (Booth 37)
PO Box 13490, Oklahoma City, OK 73113
405-840-4426; F 405-840-4450

Impact Roofing of Oklahoma – (Booth 6)
5119 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
405-563-8653; F 405-708-5252
Class 4 impact-resistant roofing

Insurance Technologies Corporation - (Booth 65)
1415 Halsey Way, Suite 314, Carrollton, TX 75007
800-383-3482; F 800-687-5454
Insurance technology services

IPFS - (Booth 1)
5700 North Portland, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
405-202-8102, F 405-948-1974
Premium finance

Main Street Marketing – (Booth 72)
12121 E 51st Street, Tulsa, OK 74146
800-665-9913; F 918-872-7421
Marketing and lead generation

Malarkey Roofing Products – (Booth 2)
3400 S Council Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73179
405-432-8911; F 405-279-4035
Impact resistant asphalt roofing

Maritime Program Group – (Booth 59)
70 Essex Road, Westbrook, CT 06498
860-399-3658; F 860-399-3692
MGA for marine risks and high net worth personal lines

McGowan Companies (The) – (Booth 19)
20595 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126
Insurance underwriters

MDOW Insurance Company – (Booth 9)
PO Box 540307, Houston, TX 77254
405-664-1307; F 713-528-7003
Property insurance

MIDLANDS - (Booth 36)
PO Box 22778, Oklahoma City, OK  73123
800-840-4007; F 405-840-5432
Workers' Compensation, P&C

M.J. Kelly Company - (Booth 11)
4415 East Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65809
800-725-7211; F 417-883-7103
Surplus lines brokers

National American Insurance Company - (Booth 17)
1010 Manvel Avenue, Chandler, OK 74834
Oil & Gas and standard lines insurance carrier

National Lloyds Insurance Company - (Booth 4)
510 North Valley Mills Drive, Suite 202, Waco, TX  76710
800-749-6419; F 254-730-9183
Homeowners, fire dwellings, mobile homes, commercial

National Security Fire & Casualty Co. - (Booth 15)
PO Box 703, Elba, AL  36323
800-239-2358; F 800-239-2403
Dwellings and mobile homes, limited homeowners, comprehensive mobile homeowners
NSB-NAI - (Booth 24)
2973 Campground Road, Cabot, AR 72023
501-843-9137; F 501-843-4365
Excess surplus lines
Oklahoma Insurance Department - (Booth 54)
3625 NW 56th, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Insurance Regulation
One General Agency - (Booth 63)
PO Box 54017, Oklahoma City, OK 73154
800-299-1951; F 800-771-8116
Managing general agent and surplus lines broker since 1951
PartnerSource – (Booth 40)
8117 Preston Road, Suite 530, Dallas, TX 75225
844-OKLA-OPT; F 214-239-4581
Alternatives to workers’ comp
Patrick Galvin, The Galvanizing Group - (Booth 67)
6044 SE 55th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206
Conference speaker
Patriot National Insurance Group - (Booth 10)
555 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141
Workers' compensation
Patriot National Underwriters/Old Glory Insurance Co. – (Booth 61)
PO Box 803143, Dallas, TX 75380
800-291-6846; F 972-233-3487
Excess and surplus brokerage; workers’ compensation
Philadelphia Insurance Companies - (Booth 56)
10159 East 11th St., Suite 400, Tulsa, OK  74128
918-877-4425; F 918-834-9597
Niche market commercial property & casualty insurance
Phoenix Restoration & Construction Services - (Booth 71)
14709 Bristol Park Blvd., Edmond, OK 73013
(405) 844-7700; F (405) 286-1479
Fire, water, storm, mold restoration
Producers XL - (Booth 16)
2105 Crawford Place, Salina, KS  67401
800-541-6705; F 785-825-1391
Life/health NMO
Progressive - (Booth 66)
501 West President George Bush, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75080
Red River Roofing & Construction - (Booth 21)
746 Enterprise Drive, Edmond, OK  73013
405-330-0025; F 405-330-2772
Commercial and residential roofing services
RPS, Inc. - (Booth 5)
2448 East 81st, Suite 4400, Tulsa, OK 74137
918-742-8496; F 918-742-8490
Excess and surplus lines
Ryan Specialty Group – (Booth 70)
180 North Stetson Ave., Suite 4600, Chicago, IL 60601
312-784-6043; F 312-784-6002
Safehold Special Risk – (Booth 57)
100 Glen Eagles Court, Carrollton, GA  30117
800-842-8917; F 770-836-8563
Insurance underwriters
Sagamore Insurance Company – (Booth 45)
111 Congressional Blvd., Suite 500, Carmel, IN 46032
800-317-9402, Ext. 2656; F 800-511-5087
Personal auto and small fleet truck insurance
Selective Insurance Company of America - (Booth 7)
40 Wantage Avenue, Branchville, NJ  07890
210-793-6105; F 973-948-0207
Flood insurance 
SEMCAT Quoting Software – (Booth 27)
2124 Y Street, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE  68503
402-218-1495; F 801-469-4253
SEMCAT quoting software
ServiceMaster – (Booth 29-30)
8833 East Pine Street, Tulsa, OK 74115
Restoration services
Servpro of Norman – (Booth 42)
3200 Deskin Drive, Norman, OK 73069
405-292-0808; F 292-0833
Fire and water restoration
Specialty Insurance Managers of Oklahoma, Inc. - (Booth 44)
7666 East 61st Street, Tulsa, OK  74133
918-519-2007; F 877-408-2756
Surplus lines
Strategic Comp - (Booth 51)
3131 North I-10 Service Road, Metairie, LA 70009
469-446-0221, F 770-325-3067
Workers compensation
Taber Brokerage, LLC - (Booth 14)
1224 North Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
405-235-4610, F 405-235-4630
Life insurance, LTC, disability and annuities
TAPCO Underwriters - (Booth 12)
14001 North Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX  75240
877-827-2699; F 972-455-6849
Travelers Insurance - (Booth 18)
940 West Port Plaza, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO  63146
314-579-8216; F 314-579-8378
Triangle Insurance Company – (Booth 13)
PO Box 1189, Enid, OK 73702
BOP, commercial auto, workers’ compensation
Trusted Choice - (Booths 68-69)
127 South Peyton Street, Alexandria, VA  22314
Marketing, advertising, branding resources for independent agents
United Home Insurance Company – (Booth 58)
2482 E Wildwood Road, Springfield, MO 65804
Van De Steeg & Associates Roofing - (Booth 50)
13718 North Lincoln Blvd
Edmond, OK  73013
405-755-7500; F 405-755-7590
Westphalen Insurance Services – (Booth 41)
1081 North Bryant Avenue, Edmond, OK 73034
405-751-0433; F 405-751-0192
Zenith Insurance Company – (Booth 53)
5400 LBJ Freeway Suite 430, Dallas, TX 75240
972-661-7202; F 941-296-2013
Workers’ compensation

 2014 Partners
Diamond Deluxe
Union Standard Insurance Group
Specialty Insurance Managers of Oklahoma, Inc.
Comp Risk Management
Independent Insurance Agents Association of Oklahoma City
Mid-Continent Group
Mercury Insurance Group
National Security Fire & Casualty Co.
Imperial PFS
IIAO Eagle Agency
EMC Insurance
One General Agency
Travelers Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Central Insurance Companies
CNA Insurance
Patriot National Underwriters, Inc./Old Glory Insurance Co.
Taber Brokerage LLC
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
Safeco Insurance
M.J. Kelly Company
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Columbia Insurance Group
The Hanover Insurance Group
Patriot National Insurance Group/Guarantee Insurance Company
National American Insurance Company
The Hartford
Westphalen Insurance Services
Swett & Crawford of Texas
Farmers Alliance Insurance Companies
Equity Insurance Company
Triangle Insurance Company
Risk Placement Services
The Republic Group of Insurance Cos.
Bailey Special Risks, Inc.
Graham-Rogers, Inc.
Cornerstone National Ins. Co.

Register online or download a paper registration form and send it to: IIAO, PO Box 13490, Oklahoma City, OK 73113.

Click here to register online.​​

Download a paper RegistrationForm.pdfRegistrationForm.pdf



Hypopanty (IIAO Annual Meeting/Conference) and the Young Agents Conference have a terrific line-up of speakers for 2014. Read through the session hightlights, check out the speaker bios and their websites.

Keynote Address

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Patrick Galvin, The Galvanizing Group,

See Patrick on YouTube "Welcoming" you to Hypopanty!
View it here!

Galvanizing Your Agency with Word of Mouth Marketing, Patrick Galvin

Word of mouth marketing is one of the least expensive and most effective ways to generate repeat and referred business. It leverages the natural advantages of independent agents and brokers versus direct writers. In this dynamic keynote presentation, Patrick will share why word of mouth is essential to growing your agency and how you can assess your agency’s existing word of mouth. He will share best practices for creating a “buzz worthy” service culture to build real world and online relationships.

Annual Meeting Guest Speakers

Randy Lanoix, IIABA Vice Chairman
IIAO is happy to bring Randy Lanoix, IIABA Vice Chairman, to represent the Big “I” in a welcome address during the annual meeting at Hypopanty. Randy is president of Lanoix Insurance Agency in Louisiana. On the national level, Randy has served on the Professional Liability Committee, the Trusted Choice Board of Directors, numerous task forces, and two terms on the Government Affairs Committee.


Denise Engle, Commissioner, Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission

The 2013 Workers Compensation law took effect February 1, 2014. The new Workers’ Compensation Commission will transition Oklahoma’s workplace injury and illness benefits processes from a judicially based workers’ compensation system to an administrative one. Denise will detail the changes to the law and explain how the administrative process will work.
John D. Doak, Insurance Commissioner, Oklahoma Insurance Department
Commissioner Doak will provide a brief summary of current topics that are of importance to the insurance industry in the State of Oklahoma.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
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Patrick Galvin, The Galvinizing Group,

Beyond Networking – Cultivating Your Real World and Online Connections to Grow Your Agency, Patrick Galvin, The Galvinizing Group, - Approved for 3 hours of CE

Building strong connections is the key to success for independent insurance agents and brokers. To build a thriving business, you must cultivate your connections. In this interactive presentation, Patrick will provide simple yet powerful strategies for integrating your face-to-face and online networking activities to create lasting connections that keep your clients coming back and  referring you to their families and friends.  Patrick’s tips include how to ‘stay top of mind’, how to choose and use your social media channels, how to generate a continuous flow of referrals, and how to boost the impact and visibility of your testimonials.

Patrick Galvin Bio Patrick GalvinBio.docxPatrick GalvinBio.docx
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Paul A  Grinke, Attorney
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Carl L Evans Jr., Attorney
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Levi G  McCathern II, Attorney

The End Game – How a Jury Sees Your Case, Paul A. Grinke, Carl L. Evans, Jr., Levi G. McCathern, II, Attorneys at McCathern law firm, Dallas - Approved for 3 hours of CE
As an agent, it is important to understand how the insurance policies you establish for your clients will protect them when disaster strikes. The end game for any liability claim is a jury trial. When a claim arises, the insured, the agent, the adjuster, and the lawyer may be convinced there is no liability. To objectively analyze exposure, we must try to see the case through the eyes of the jury. The lawyers at McCathern, PLLC, offer this thought-provoking and interactive mock trial presentation of a real case that went to trial - a case that rocked the nation. You will act as the jury. You will review exhibits, consider witness testimony and hear arguments of counsel. You will deliberate the verdict. You will have questions. You will feel the emotion. Above all, you will have an opinion. Q&A will follow presentation.
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Young Agents Conference Sessions
Leadership Panel - This will be your chance to hear from experienced agency principals, producers and company representatives on how they became successful.  Each panelist will share where they are today and how they got there.  Attendees will also be able to ask questions that are specific to their situation.  You won’t want to miss it!
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Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion,

The Magic of Content Marketing to Build Your Business, Brand & Bottom Line,  Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion, - approved for 2 hours of CE
Marcus began a sales/marketing/and personal development blog in 2009 and has grown his business to be synonymous with inbound and content marketing excellence. He has been featured in multiple industry publications, including the New York Times where he was referred to as a “web marketing guru.” He has spoken at numerous conferences, including the Young Agents National Leadership Conference last year in San Antonio. Marcus will keep you spellbound during this session. Download his free eBook, “Inbound and Content Marketing Made Easy” at

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Embassy Suites Norman
Hotel & Conference Center
2501 Conference Drive
Norman, Oklahoma