IIANC Board of Directors 

Executive Committee

  • Karl Sherrill, CIC, CRM, MBA


    First Security Company, Inc., Hickory, NC


    828-322-4171 Ext. 113

  • Wortham Boyle Headshot
    Wortham Boyle, CIC, AAI


    Jones Insurance Agency, Inc., Garner, NC

  • Don Stroud Headshot
    Don Stroud, CIC, AAI


    Hartsfield & Nash Agency, Inc., Wake Forest, NC

  • Michelle O'Connor Headshot
    Michelle O'Connor

    Immediate Past Chairwoman

    O'Connor Insurance Associates, Inc., Charlotte, NC



  • Danny Cook Headshot
    Danny Cook, MSRMI, LUTCF, CIC, CRM

    National Director

    Cook Insurance Services, Lumberton, NC


  • Thomas Rhodes Headshot
    Thomas Rhodes, CPCU, CIC, AAI, AIC, ARM, AU, AFSB, CBIA

    2nd Term 2023-2025

    Director, District 1

    John Hackney Agency, Rocky Mount, NC



  • Darrin Rankin, CIC, AIS, CPIA, MBA

    1st Term 2023-2025

    Director, District 2

    Rankin Insurance Group, Huntersville, NC

  • Karen Fentress Headshot
    Karen Fentress, CPCU

    2nd Term 2022-2024

    Director, District 3

    Encore Insurance Advisors, Burlington, NC

  • Landon Bentham Headshot
    Landon Bentham, MBA, TRA

    1st Term 2023-2025

    Director at Large

    Callahan & Rice Insurance Group, Inc., Fayetteville, NC

  • Oliver Connor

    1st Term 2023-2025

    Director at Large

    Connor Insurance Agency, Inc., Sherrills Ford, NC

  • Christopher Cook, CRIS

    1st Term 2023-2025

    Director at Large

    Alliance Insurance Services, LLC, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Rich Garner Headshot
    Rich Garner, PWCA

    3rd Term 2022-2024

    Director at Large

    ECM Solutions, Charlotte, NC



  • Deirdre Rushin Headshot
    Deirdre Rushin

    2nd Term 2022-2024

    Director at Large

    Imperial Insurance & Financial Solutions, Durham, NC

  • Jack Wingate

    1st Term 2022-2024

    Director at Large

    ALLCHOICE Insurance, Greensboro, NC

  • Daniel Rohrbaugh, TRA

    1st Term 2022-2024

    iLEAD Committee Chairman

    Raleigh Insurance Group, Raleigh, NC

Past Chairmen of the Board

Throughout its 100-plus year history, the association and its Board of Directors have been led by many knowledgeable and well-respected agent members of the North Carolina insurance industry. Because of their commitment and service, the North Carolina Big "I" has become the leader that it is today.

List of Past Chairmen

IIANC District Map

Effective for the 2020-21 membership year, the makeup of IIANC's districts have changed. 

Map of NC Districts