Dear Big I MN Members,

Happy Summer to you all! I’m happy to report that the recent rollout of Boot Camp for Insurance has been a major success so far. Those new hires in your agency that have obtained their licenses but still need the “real world” training are reaping the benefits of more knowledge to enhance their positions. Let Big I MN do the basic training while you focus on your agency training.

The highly anticipated launch of our first women’s LeadHerShip Summit is coming soon. Scheduled for October 3, 2024, at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis with a great lineup of speakers, networking lunch, and a panel discussion with women leaders in the industry. This inaugural event has already shown great promise in the responses of sponsors! We hope all the women in your office can attend.

Summer also brings the reoccurrence of a few regional golfing events coming up in August for the North Region and East Metro Region. Be sure to check your email for further event information and registration. These events are a great way to connect with your fellow industry professionals and sponsors.

If you haven’t already done so, please check out our newly designed website for an updated and enhanced layout to increase ease of use! We also have added a blog area for the latest news at Big I MN. Check us out at Make sure to update your bookmarks for this new site.

Wishing you a wonderful remainder of summer creating memories with family and friends from all of us at Big I Minnesota.

Support Your PACs

Two PACs. Two Reasons.

Big I Minnesota members are called upon to invest in their future by contributing to two funds, one for Minnesota state and one for federal action. Each serves a specific purpose. When you donate to one or both of our political action committees, you know you’re helping support the very people who are working to ensure your ease of doing business.

April Goodin

April's journey with Big I Minnesota spans over three decades, showcasing her deep-rooted dedication and passion for the independent agent community. Having held nearly every position within the association, she stepped into the role of Executive Vice President & CEO in January 2023. April’s extensive background in membership, education, and operations has equipped her with a wealth of knowledge and experience. In her current role, she channels her expertise into program development and management, strategic planning, financial management, community relations, and fostering strong membership and board relationships. Her enduring commitment reflects the joy she finds in continuously enhancing the industry, making a lasting impact on the community she serves. April’s story is one of relentless dedication and a true testament to the positive influence of her leadership within Big I Minnesota.