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Outstanding Young Agent of the Year Award

Year
Name
City
1973
Allen Whitenack
Harrodsburg
1974
George Atkins
Hopkinsville
1975
Mike Hepp
Bowling Green
1976
Tom Rupert
Ashland
1977
Bill Greenwood
Central City
1978
Roger Kephart, CPCU
Fulton
1979
*Jerry Prather
Somerset
1980
Denny D. Desmond, CIC
Bellevue
1981
George "Buddy" Wilson
Whitley City
1982
Tim Murphy, AAI, CIC
Hopkinsville
1983
Rusty Purdy
Lexington
1984
Brad Colson, AAI
Benton
1985
Brad Smith
Florence
1986
Steve Ford
Owensboro
1987
Charles Cravens, CIC
Hodgenville
1988
Steve Crawford, CPCU
Bellevue
1989
*Bruce Coates
Winchester
1990
Jim Downing, CIC
Maysville
1991
Paul Schlich, Jr.
Louisville
1992
Robert Billington, Jr.
Murray
1993
David Gross, CLU, ChFC
Fort Thomas
1994
Rudy Schlich, CPCU, CIC
Louisville
1995
Tom Million, CIC, LUTCF
Mount Sterling
1996
Mike Bitters, LUTCF
Louisville
1997
Benita Cravens, CPIW, AAI 
Somerset
1998
Roy Riley, CPCU, AAI
Benton
1999
Tommy Adams, CPCU
Bowling Green
2000
Steve Vaughn, CIC
Corbin
2001
John Ison
West Liberty
2002
Shannon Desmond Walz, ACSR, CIC
Bellevue
2003
Keith Riley, AAI, CWCA
Benton
2004
Jordan Clarke, CIC
Scottsville
2005
Jeff Greer
Brandenburg
2006
Charles Adams, CIC
Bowling Green
2007
George “Grady” Wilson, IV
Whitley City
2008
David Clarke, CIC
Russellville
2009
Michael G. Johnson, CIC
Lexington
2010
Carolyn Reynolds
Berea
2011
Aaron LaRue
Bardstown
2012
Virginia Goff, CLCS, CWCA
Bardstown
2013
Hobert E. “Moe” Duggar, AAI
Lexington
2014
Mark “Ross” Richey, AAI, CWCA
Bowling Green
2015
Adam T. Murphy, CISR, CPIA, CIC
Cadiz
2016
Neel Ford, AU, CPIA
Katie Freshley
Owensboro
Louisville

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The Outstanding Young Agent of the Year Award is given to honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to further the Young Agent program both within IIAK and the industry as a whole. It was renamed the Michael D. Hepp Award at the 2017 Convention. 

For winners of that award, click here.