Alexandria, Va. — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) announced that Margarita Tapia has joined the team as director of public affairs.    “Margarita’s academic, professional and personal experience is a huge asset to our team,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “The Big “I” is proud to announce that she will lead our public relations efforts for the association, including our team on Capitol Hill, as the director of public affairs.”   Tapia served on the faculty of Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. from 2005 to 2008 and as a communication consultant before returning to the Washington, D.C. area and joining the Big “I.” Prior posts include serving as press secretary to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) on the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee and handling media relations for numerous political campaigns including Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) 1998 bid for U.S. Senate and Hatch’s 2000 presidential campaign.    Source: Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

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