It would be remiss of IIARI to not acknowledge an important milestone of one of our more influential members. Last week, on August 20, Roger Messier celebrated his 90th birthday!
Roger holds the distinction of having known every executive of the Association starting with George Hughes who was hired in 1948. He served on the building committee (we actually have a picture of him breaking ground in the 1980’s), becoming the first chair of the Governor’s Insurance Council (established by his good friend Gov. DiPrete), being the first recipient of the Carlson I. Fisher Outstanding Agent Award and having served IIARI as President.
He continues to work daily in his agency and we are fortunate he takes time each year to compile the annual market share statistics (which is an exhausting and thankless job).