Hello.  For those of you who I haven’t met, my name is Andrea Zemaitis and I am the senior vice president of business and clients.  
We have completed a major milestone:  the implementation of Distribution Management (also referred to as ProducerOne)!  Over the past few weeks, we have trained Agent Contract & Licensing, Agency Interface, Business Development, and Underwriting Management on Distribution Management. 
Distribution Management provides automated support for our distribution channel, including compliance management.  Two of the five key components are now live: 
• A Life Cycle Management – this allows us to automate the Agent on-boarding experience, from appointment through active management of agency licenses.
• Relationship Management – integrated with Microsoft Outlook, this function will allow our Business Development Representatives to effectively optimize our Agent relationships. 
The remaining features, Self Service, Performance Management and Compensation Management, will be implemented in a later phase.  
This integration will help us to maximize our efforts in managing relationships with Independent Agents.