IIASD Presents

Women's Conference 2023

May 10th & 11th | Missouri Avenue Event Center | Pierre, SD

For Women Who Mean Business.

Explore topics like finding & using your voice, negotiations, career progression, time management, delegation and many more!

Our emcee for the first Women’s Conference is Meg McKeen. Meg has held a seat at the table during thousands of insurance negotiations, fueling her work as a consultant today, in which Meg now holds space, at the crossroads of personal and professional development, for insurance professionals as they grow their sales and leadership acumen and organizations in the midst of cultural change, through private coaching, consulting engagements, and the podcast she hosts, Bound & Determined.

Speakers & Panelists

Nikki Brandt

President, NB Talent

Jenn Walsh

Founder & CEO, GenuineShift

Elizabeth Nepodal

First Fidelity Bank & Agency

Jen Tadin

Managing Director, Global Small Business Practice, Gallagher

Allison Engbrecht

Agency Admin, Fischer Rounds

Kelli Potter

KPI Insurance

Dshanya Reese

Brand Marketing Manager, Watkins Insurance Group

Melanie Parsons

Parsons Insurance

Jessica Hotchkiss

Insurance Pro, 1st Stop Insurance

Event Schedule

7:30am - 8:00am : Registration + Continental Breakfast

Yogurt Bar & Coffee

8:00am - 8:15am : Welcome & Opening Remarks

with Mike Chrysler, Executive Vice President, Independent Insurance Agents of South Dakota

8:15am - 8:45am: Breathwork

Breathwork exercises with Franklen Pharis


8:45am - 9:15am : Inspirational Fireside Chat

Moderator: Meg McKeen, Founder, Adjunct Advisors LLC.
Guest: Jen Tadin, Managing Director, Global Small Business Practice, Gallagher

9:15am - 9:50am : Panel: Career Path

Panel: Career Path
Multi-generational panel sharing insights on topics like career paths, goal setting, negotiation

Nikki Brandt, Founder + CEO, NB Talent

Allison Engbrecht, Agency Administrator, Fischer, Rounds & Associates
Jessica Hotchkiss, Insurance Professional, 1st Stop Insurance
Melanie Parsons, President, Parsons’ Insurance

9:50am - 10:00am : Break

10:00am - 10:05am : Breath Break
Breath Break with Franklen Phares
10:05am - 11:00am : Panel: Work-Life Integration


Work-Life Integration
Themes include setting boundaries, delegation, asking for what you want/need, time management


Dshanya Reese, Brand Marketing Manager, Watkins Insurance Group


Elizabeth Nepodal, Insurance Agent, First Fidelity Bank and Agency
Kelli Potter, Owner, KPI Insurance

11:00am - 12:00p: Client Service + Sales Workshop

Presenter: Jenn Walsh, Founder + CEO, GenuineShift

12:00pm - 1:00pm : Networking Lunch

Chicken caesar wrap, greek pasta salad, chips & dessert


1:00pm - 1:05pm : Breath Break

Breath Break with Franklen Phares

1:05pm - 2:00pm : Client Service + Sales , cont'd.

Client Service + Sales Workshop, cont’d.

Presenter: Jenn Walsh, Founder + CEO, GenuineShift

2:00pm - 2:45pm : Live Q&A

Live Q&A
Open forum for attendees to ask questions of speakers or share insights from the day.

Moderator: Meg McKeen, Founder, Adjunct Advisors LLC

2:45pm : Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks

Mike Chrysler, Executive Vice President, Independent Insurance Agents of South Dakota

Missouri Avenue Event Center

A brand-new riverfront event center on the Missouri River.