Our Upcoming Broker Council Takes Place May 22-23


This spring, 50 of our top brokers nationwide will join us at our Broker Council in Louisville, Kentucky, May 22-23. We’ll be staying at the 21C Hotel and Art Museum, a multi-venue contemporary art museum and award-winning boutique hotel. During the first evening, brokers will enjoy an evening of bourbon tasting at the Evan Williams distillery and dinner at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse.

Our Lineup of Speakers

On the second day, we have several exciting and insightful guest speakers lined up.

  • Giovani Bernard: A son of Haitian immigrant parents, Giovani is a former running back who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, finishing his eight-year tenure with the team with 3,697 rushing yards, 2,867 receiving yards, and 33 total touchdowns. He went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons before retiring in 2022. Last year, Giovani returned to the field but this time as a photographer for a game where the Bengals beat the Bills 24-18.
  • Alex Rankin: Alex, chairman of the board of Louisville-based insurance firm Sterling G. Thompson Company, will share his expertise in equine and farm insurance. He is also the chairman of Churchill Downs, Inc., a horse-racing complex in south Louisville, current trustee of the James Graham Brown Foundation, and president of Upson Downs Farm, Inc.
  • Lyle Donan: With a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit spanning more than two decades, Lyle has been instrumental in the conception and growth of multiple ventures within forensic engineering, insurtech, and proptech landscapes. Lyle’s expertise is highly sought after by numerous insurtech and proptech enterprises, which thrive at the crossroads of property and casualty, real estate, and interconnected sectors.
  • Tahl Raz: Tahl is a ‘storyteller of big ideas in business, technology, and the social sciences, transforming how we work and live’. He is a number-one New York Times best-selling writer of prescriptive nonfiction books, has over five million copies in print, and is an award-winning journalist. His latest publication is Million Dollar Weekend (with Noah Kagan), which has already made best-selling lists. An earlier collaboration, Never Split the Difference, remains the nation’s bestselling book on negotiation years after its debut, with nearly three million copies sold. Tahl’s first New York Times bestseller, Never Eat Alone, sold more than a million copies and is now used as a textbook in MBA programs worldwide.

We’ll also be hearing from our brokers on a range of topics including the state of the market, what they need, and how we can improve and help. In addition to spending time with our brokers, this is the portion of each Broker Council event that is most valuable and important to ISC – hearing from our brokers.

Going to the Races at the Iconic Churchill Downs

Our brokers will spend the second evening at the races at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, with a VIP tour and private seating at the finish line.

We’re looking forward to bringing together our brokers and having an interesting and exciting event.

Join the Platinum Circle

We’re renaming the Broker Council to the Platinum Circle for 2025. Open to all appointed brokers, you’ll be invited to an all-expense-paid luxury trip to Costa Rica for two, if your agency reaches the qualifying terms. Look out for more information about the launch of the Platinum Circle in the coming weeks.