Statesboro’s own Ashley Hines Ellis was sworn in as President of the Independent Insurance Association of Georgia (IIAG) on June 5, 2021.

Ellis is the Executive Vice President of BBWH Insurance Agency in Statesboro, Ga., and serves as the fourth female President in history of IIAG.

Prior to her role as IIAG President, Ellis served as the association’s Chairman of the Board, Vice President, Secretary Treasurer, and as Chairman of the Young Agents Committee.

“Ashley Ellis is a natural leader with an unmatched work ethic. She has proven to be a dedicated advocate for our industry, and I am confident her leadership will further IIAG’s commitment to the success of our member agencies,” said John Barbour, CEO.

Ellis was a president of the Statesboro Service League and Mid-Day Optimist Club. She has served on the Park Avenue Bank Board and as Chairman of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the 2000 Leadership Bulloch Class and served as Chairman of the 2012 Leadership Bulloch Class.

She is a graduate of the Southeast Leadership Georgia Program and the GA Economic Development Academy. Ashley served as Georgia Southern University’s Day for Southern Chairman and was the Business & Professional Women’s Young Careerist for Georgia receiving National recognition as well. Ashley is a recipient of the Dean Day Service to Mankind Award and was recognized as the Statesboro Magazine’s Most Fabulist Woman of the Year. 

Also serving on IIAG’s Executive Committee through June 2022 are President-Elect Mike Iverson, AAI, ARM of M. D. Iverson Group, Vice-President Wendi Hamby Washowich, AAI of Hamby & Aloisio, Secretary-Treasurer Jimbo Floyd, CIC of Turner, Wood, and Smith Insurance, Immediate Past President Ash Smith of Blanchard and Calhoun, and Stark Harbour of Assured Partners who will continue his role as Georgia’s National Director for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America.

IIAG is the unrelenting advocate for Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents in the state of Georgia, representing over 500 member agencies.