Sue Knobeloch named Insurance Person of the Year

Sue Knobeloch, CIC, CPIW, Vice President, Personal Insurance Division, and Manager of Human Resources with Bratrud Middleton Insurance, has been named Insurance Person of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington (IIABW).
Knobeloch is the first woman to win the award in its 30-year history.
A Tacoma resident, Knobeloch has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and with Bratrud Middleton for 13 years.
The Don. C. Burnam Insurance Person of the Year Award was established in 1967 as a memorial to the late Don C. Burnam, president and founder of Western Pacific Insurance Company.
The association most prestigious award at the IIABW Annual Conference is given to the person in Washington state who has rendered the most outstanding service to the American Agency System and the insurance industry during the prior year.
The association Executive Committee selected Knobeloch on the basis of her character, contribution to the insurance industry, and involvement in community activities.
“The award is well deserved. As busy a work schedule as Sue has, I am amazed at how she still finds time to so generously give to help with so many causes,” said Susan Scott, senior vice president of education for IIABW.
A partner with Bratrud Middleton Insurance, Knobeloch has been an active volunteer in the insurance as well as non-profit communities.
She is past president of IIABW and past president of Tacoma-Pierce County Insurance Women, among other accomplishments.
The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington (IIABW) was founded in 1910 as a voluntary, non-profit trade association organized for the benefit of independent insurance agents and brokers.
Agencies and brokerages that join IIABW become members in the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIAA). IIAA was founded in 1896 and is the oldest and largest insurance producers’ organization in the world, with a membership of approximately 30,000 property and casualty agencies representing more than 155,000 insurance agency employees.