MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 16, 2018) Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers would like to congratulate Jonathon Diessner from Kraus-Anderson Insurance on obtaining the “Young Agent of the Year Award” for 2018 at the MIIAB Annual convention in Minneapolis.

Jonathon Diessner grew up in and around Kraus-Anderson Insurance Agency. Kraus-Anderson, a family owned and operated independent insurance agency located in Burnsville, MN. His father, Dennis Diessner has dedicated his career to Kraus-Anderson and was a great influence on him. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2007, Jonathon sought his own career at KA.

Jonathon contributes his current success to the people around him. He stated “I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a team that offers incredible support, education, and mentorship, I wouldn’t have made it a week without them.”

Advice that Jonathon would give to other emerging leaders would be to let them know what they are doing brings real value to others. He says it’s a brutally competitive business, but if you stick with it, invest in your professional development and take a genuine interest in applying your knowledge to help people, you will be very successful over the long term.

In addition to Jonathan’s work as a commercial insurance agent, he has helped to establish a branding/marketing position and works with their IT department on software strategy and implementation. Jonathon is married to his wife, Jamie and they have two wonderful daughters,
ages 3 & 1.

Daniel Riley, Executive Vice President of MIIAB, stated “Jonathon is one of the future leaders in the insurance industry. He possesses all of the strengths that you would look for in an insurance professional. We are pleased to honor Jonathon as the MIIAB’s Young Agent of the Year.”

The Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Association (MIIAB, the Big “I”) is the states oldest and largest association representing independent agents, brokers and their staff. The MIIAB represents over 7,000 insurance professionals throughout Minnesota. Its membership are businesses that offer the MN consumer a choice of policies from a variety of independent insurance agent companies in which they offer property, casualty (business, home & auto), life, health, employee benefits, and retirement products. The MIIAB website is www.miia.org