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Chris Cline

Executive Director Agents Council for Technology: IIABA

Through Chris Cline’s 25+ years in the insurance industry, he has established himself as an industry resource for topics such as perpetuation, merger and acquisition, culture, agency operations, marketing and sales, data and analytics, and has had multiple speaking engagements around these topics. In spring of 2022, Chris assumed leadership of the Agents Council for Technology as ACT’s Executive Director. In his prior carrier roles, Chris led a team focused on the entire agency life cycle and has experiences ranging from graphic design, marketing, sales, training, compliance, and personal lines leadership. With his life-long focus on continual learning (he’s a closet science geek), Chris has developed a passion for the independent agency channel and helping agencies across key strategic areas such as perpetuation, hiring, culture, DE&I, data/analytics, the customer, information security, and technology. He was also the inquisitive and thought-provoking host of the award-winning podcast, Closing the Gap. Chris earned his degree in Graphic Design from the University of Akron. Away from work, Chris and his family spend as much time as possible camping, racing BMX, playing guitar, writing, or cruising the family hot rod.