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BIAW leader Ryan Moore on membership and mission

July 19, 2022

When BIAW Second Vice President Ryan Moore advises fellow associate members to get involved, he walks the walk. Since joining the group, Moore has been a leader at his local association, the Central Washington Home Builders Association (CWHBA).

“I was invited to a board meeting by the executive officer to check it out and see what the group was all about,” Moore recalls. “At my first meeting, I was elected secretary, and I’ve been on the CWHBA executive committee ever since.”

A commercial insurance advisor for HUB International, Moore started his career in the insurance industry at Conover Insurance in 2016. Before that, he worked in sales and marketing in the agricultural sector after graduating from Central Washington University with a major in business administration and a minor in marketing.

Conover was already a long-time member of CWHBA when Moore joined as an affiliate member. He took over as Conover’s representative when another employee left the company. The company, which HUB International recently purchased, just celebrated 30 years as a member.

Good people, good organization

As a commercial insurance advisor, Moore found his membership in CWHBA to be a good fit both personally and professionally.

“They’re good people, and it’s a good organization, very down to earth,” Moore said. “It’s a great way to get to know people in your community.”

Bringing new members into the association

As Second Vice President and Associate Advisory Council Chair, Moore knows a few things about membership and recruitment. On his path to second vice president, he served as Spike Party chair, then BIAW membership committee chair and secretary. He’s earned 105 Spike credits, generally recruiting fellow associate members because he can speak to the experience.

“Depending on your industry, membership can be really good for business,” Moore said. “Members do business with members.”

Building relationships

But while Moore has earned business from other CWHBA members, he warns that those relationships are not guaranteed.

“I recommend people get involved and differentiate themselves from others,” Moore said. “Getting business is a perk of membership, but it’s not the purpose. You can’t come into this thinking you’ll have instant leads. If you do, you’ll be disappointed.”

Consistent with CWHBA’s tagline, “Stronger by Association,” Moore says his membership gives him important insights into the industry that better help him serve his business clients, primarily construction and trade companies.

“If I didn’t believe in the mission, I wouldn’t have stayed,” he says.

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