Independent Insurance Agent Academy, LLC
Where you truly are independent.

About IIAA

Independent Insurance Agent Academy (IIAA) empowers insurance agents to thrive through education, resources, contracts, and ongoing support in all aspects of the insurance industry.

Developed by Premier Choice Insurance Agency, IIAA was formed as an organization to hold all of the parts that are necessary to support insurance agents in their endeavors:

  • Direct Writing Agent

  • Agency Ownership Mentorship Program

  • Agent Development

  • Tax Consulting & Filing

  • Creation of New Business Entities

  • Assistance with Buying or Selling an Agency/Book of Business

How does Premier Choice support IIAA?

Insurance services and partnerships are through Premier Choice Agency, LLC ( Tax services are provided through Premier Choice Tax and Accounting Solutions, LLC (


Marilee Ann Daugherity – Founder and CEO of Premier Choice Agency & IIAA

With over twenty years of experience in the independent and the captive insurance markets, Marilee Daugherity now specializes exclusively in the independent market. Marilee has helped numerous agents and agencies get started in the insurance industry by simplifying the process and teaching them how to gain and maintain control of their books. Her agencies have hit national records including “Agency of the Year”, and she has been featured in prominent national insurance publications. As a top-producing agent, Marilee has served on several national agent advisory panels providing important feedback for industry improvements and needed changes. She holds a master’s degree in Management and strives to raise the bar to provide better contracts, commissions and regulations for insurance professionals.

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Nicole Herrara – Senior Bookkeeper

Nicole Herrara joined Premier Choice Tax & Accounting Solutions with 12 years of experience in restaurant management and bookkeeping. She specializes in monthly bookkeeping, including tracking of expenses and management of payroll accounts, including filing of payroll and quarterly reports. Nicole has an associates degree in Accounting and is working on her Enrolled Agent (EA) certificate. She is also a member of the Missouri Society of Accountants. Nicole’s organization, diligence and strategic thinking make her an asset for any small business.

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