Jacqueline Rakers, IOM, PFMM Executive DirectorJackie Rakers Executive Director

Jackie Rakers is the Executive Director for IAMIC. Jackie joined the IAMIC staff in 2006 and previously was the Manager and Secretary/Tres. of the Board for Nokomis Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (NFMIC) in Nokomis, IL where she served from 1995 - 2006.

Jackie received her IOM designation from the Institute on Organizational Management, a four-year credited course, and was nominated as a Board of Regent.  She served as the Chair of the Midwest Regents in 2015, was a Board of Trustees for the Institute program, and currently serves on the Curriculum Committee. In addition, Jackie maintains her Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation with the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and has also been selected to be part of the Merit Society through NAMIC.

Jackie received the 2018 NAMIC Service Award and was named the 2017 Person of the Year at the Wisconsin Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (WAMIC) for assisting with the board's strategic planning and the new hiring. 

Jackie is active in her local community, serving as the village mayor after years of serving as a trustee board member. She is also the clerk of the local Township and Multi-Township Agency.  She received the Woman of Achievement Award in 2001 for her work within the community. In addition, she was active as a volunteer with the Chamber of Commerce and many local sports programs.

A member of the Toastmasters Organization, Jackie has received her CC (Competent Communicator) award. She is a past mentor and past president of the Montgomery County Toastmasters Organization.

Jackie lives in Ohlman, IL, with her husband Dave, and they have three children, Kelsey, Ben, and Maggie, along with six amazing grandchildren, Cash, Case, Maddie, J.T., Ruby & Rudy.

Evan Manning, LobbyistLobbyist Evan Manning

The Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois is pleased to announce that Evan Manning has joined the association as Government Relations Manager.

Evan has experience in the private sector and most recently was an Appropriations Budget Analyst on the Senate Republican Staff.

In his new role, Evan will be responsible for all aspects of the association’s government relations program. IIA of IL also represents NAIFA-Illinois, Illinois State Association of Health Underwriters, and Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, collectively referred to as the Illinois Coalition of Insurance Brokers and Financial Advisors. The Coalition represents thousands of individuals and firms providing insurance and financial advice to Illinois consumers and businesses.

Evan will work with Phil Lackman, IIA of IL CEO, representing the Coalition before the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, boards, and commissions.

Evan can be reached at (217) 321-3002 or [email protected]. We look forward to working with you on all issues impacting the insurance and financial services industry. 


Zetta Wolf, Assistant

Zetta has worked for IAMIC since 2011 as a part-time assistant.  Zetta is responsible for membership directories, financial analysis reports, and all printed documents for our events.  Her printing background has added creativity to our events.  You will find Zetta at our conventions as the welcoming smile at our registration area. 


Emilee Mitchell, Assistant Emilee Mitchell, Assistant

Emilee has worked with IAMIC since July 2022. Emilee is responsible for working on the website and Tradewing community and assisting members with finding resources. She is excited to meet all our members and get to know them better.