IAMIC Staff

Jacqueline Rakers, IOM, PFMM Executive Director

Jackie Rakers is the Executive Director for IAMIC. Jackie joined the IAMIC staff in 2006 and previously was the Manager and Secretary/Tres. of the Board for Nokomis Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (NFMIC) in Nokomis, IL where she served from 1995 - 2006.

Jackie received her IOM designation from the Institute on Organizational Management, a four year credited course and was nominated as a Board of Regent.  She served as the Chair of the Midwest Regents in the 2015 year and as a Board of Trustees for the Institute program. In addition, Jackie maintains her Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation with the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and also has been selected to be part of the Merit Society through NAMIC.

Jackie is active in her local community where she serves as the Village Mayor after years of serving as a Trustee Board Member  She also is the clerk of the local Township and Multi-Township Agency.  She received the Woman of Achievement Award in 2001 for her work within the community. In addition, she was active as a volunteer with the Chamber of Commerce and many local sports programs.

A member of the Toastmaster's Organization, Jackie has received her CC (Competent Communicator) award, is a Mentor and  Past President of the Montgomery County Toastmasters Organization.

Jackie lives in Ohlman, IL with her husband Dave and they have three children Kelsey, Ben and Maggie along with two amazing grandchildren, Maddie  & J.T.
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Evan Manning, Lobbyist

The Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois is pleased to announce that Evan Manning has joined the association as Government Relations Manager.

Evan has experience in the private sector and most recently was an Appropriations Budget Analyst on the Senate Republican Staff.

In his new role, Evan will be responsible for all aspects of the association’s government relations program. IIA of IL also represents NAIFA-Illinois, Illinois State Association of Health Underwriters, and Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, collectively referred to as the Illinois Coalition of Insurance Brokers and Financial Advisors. The Coalition represents thousands of individuals and firms providing insurance and financial advice to Illinois consumers and businesses.

Evan will work with Phil Lackman, IIA of IL CEO, representing the Coalition before the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, boards and commissions.

Evan can be reached at (217) 321-3002 or [email protected]. We look forward to working with you on all issues impacting the insurance and financial services industry. 

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Zetta Wolf, Assistant

Zetta has worked for IAMIC since 2011 as a part time assistant.  Zetta is responsible for membership directories, financial analysis reports and all printed documents for our events.  Her printing background has added creativity to our events.  You will find Zetta at our conventions as the welcoming smile at our registration area. 

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Karen Williams, Assistant

 Karen retired as the Manager of Louisville Clay County Mutual after serving 16 years and joined the IAMIC team as a part time assistant.  Karen's passion for the industry will enable her to make a great contribution to the Association.  Karen will help develop web content and assist at events.