AUGIE Group Recognizes Individuals Having an Impact

Recently, AUGIE Group recognized several individuals who have gone above and beyond to fulfill its mission to help agents and brokers provide clients with excellent service and a digital experience.

Mike Skeele, AUGIE Vice Chair; Kitty Ambers, Award Recipient; Jim Armitage, AUGIE Chair

Mike Skeele, AUGIE Vice Chair; Kitty Ambers, Award Recipient; Jim Armitage, AUGIE Chair

Kitty Ambers, Chief Growth Officer, AVYST, received the Andy Fogarty Industry Impact Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations that have taken great strides to help AUGIE Group succeed. She has been involved with AUGIE Group since its inception and participated in many initiatives, including the Power of Change, Real Time Campaign and Commercial Download Pairs initiative. She currently leads AUGIE Groups’ Digital Ecosystem initiative.

Jim Rogers, AVP, The Hartford and Kristin Hicks, Technical Program Manager, Vertafore were also recognized with awards for their continued support. Rogers was honored for his tireless work in improving technology between companies and agents. Hicks is an advocate of claims download and has worked with carriers and agents to increase understanding and usage.

About AUGIE Group

AUGIE Group is a not-for-profit organization open to all in the industry who are involved in the independent agent distribution channel. An insurance tech exchange with more than 4,000 members, it strives to be a valued community bringing members together to share ideas, anticipate market needs and influence change. AUGIE Group is the only forum where agents, brokers, carriers, MGA/Wholesalers, solution providers, association representatives and others can come together beyond their associations, user groups and other affiliations to discuss industry issues and opportunities. To learn more visit