Tom Minkler Honored with Woodworth Memorial Award

Tom MinklerClark-Mortenson’s Tom Minkler Honored with Woodworth Memorial Award

Big “I” presents highest individual honor.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2016 —The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers (IIABA or the Big “I”) has awarded Tom Minkler, CIC, with the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor the association bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference.

Minkler is president of Clark-Mortenson Insurance headquartered in Keene, New Hampshire, and former Big “I” chairman.

The Woodworth Memorial Award recognizes the meritorious and outstanding contributions of an independent agent or broker to the national association, to his or her Big “I” colleagues and to the insurance industry.

“The Big “I” is proud to present Tom Minkler with the Woodworth Memorial Award for his service to our industry and our association.  His dedication to the independent agency community and his local community fully epitomize the very principles of this prestigious award,” said Randy Lanoix, Big “I” chairman.

The Woodworth Award was established in 1925 in memory of C.H. Woodworth of Buffalo, New York, the second president of The Big ‘I’ association.  It is awarded to the Big “I” member who best demonstrates outstanding service benefiting independent insurance agents and the entire insurance industry.

Minkler is a past chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, past chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of New Hampshire (NHAIA), past New Hampshire director on the Big “I” Board of Directors and past president of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents.

Minkler is active in his community and has served on numerous boards for charitable organizations and civic groups including the Keene Community Kitchen and the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Heather reside in Keene, N.H. and have four grown children.

Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: