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New award given in honor of Lexington insurance coverage agent

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Michael Johnson died in June, left spouse, two sons

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Launch) – Massive I Kentucky, the state’s main insurance coverage commerce affiliation, posthumously awarded the first-ever Be Like Mike Award to Michael Johnson of Lexington.

His spouse, Ali Johnson, accepted the award on his behalf in the course of the affiliation’s a hundred and twenty fifth Anniversary Conference & Commerce Present at The Galt Home Resort in Louisville.

Mike Johnson served as a pacesetter in our group as Rising Chief Chair in 2009 and Board Chair in 2018.

His wit, ardour and undeniably daring persona made an enduring impression on anybody he met. Mike’s star was brilliant for Massive I Kentucky and we wish to see our members shine in the identical means. Johnson acquired $1,000 from Arlington Roe to donate to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers, a charity beloved to Mike,” the group mentioned within the presentation.

“I can actually say Mike was the most effective individuals I’ve ever identified,” mentioned Aaron LaRue, supervisor of LaRue-Carey Insurance coverage Group, LLC. in Bardstown. “He was all the time fast with a handshake and a smile and by no means met a stranger. He was naturally witty and will make nearly anybody or a complete room giggle whether or not he was attempting to or not.”

Johnson died on June 6, 2021, leaving his his spouse Ali and two sons, Davis and Donovan. His son, Donovan stood in his place because the group’s previous presidents have been honored.

Massive I Kentucky, previously the Impartial Insurance coverage Brokers of Kentucky (IIAK), is the biggest insurance coverage commerce affiliation within the state, with greater than 300 insurance coverage companies, using greater than 3,000 individuals as its members.

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