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Meet The Speakers

Meet The Speakers


Dr. Billy Wiliams, Ph.D
CEO of the Williams Family Investment Group; President of Inspire a Nation Business Mentoring Services

Dr. Billy R Williams is the founder and president of Inspire a Nation Business Mentoring Services, America's best insurance agent and Small Business coaching and mentoring company, and CEO of the Williams Family Investment Group; a group of more than 150 partner agencies that produce over a billion dollars a year in new and renewal insurance premiums. Inspire a Nation Business Mentoring works with many of the top insurance agents/agencies in North America and some of the World’s largest insurance carriers and companies. The Williams Family Investment Group also has investments in technology and services that support the Insurance industry such as "The Inspire a Nation Chatbot Development Company ( Dr. Williams also provides expertise and wisdom to both the Insurance Industry and non-insurance based small businesses through his YouTube ChannelPodcastsWebinarsBooks, and Live Training Events.


Manny Barbosa
Senior Training Consultant, Independent Agent Marketing Programs of Liberty Mutual/Safeco Insurance

Manny is a marketing & training consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance working with independent agents to help them grow their business through the latest digital and relationship marketing strategies. He has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry and 10+ years in communications and marketing. As a volunteer, Manny has served as a communications manager with a local nonprofit in Seattle, WA, implementing marketing and fundraising initiatives to raise local awareness. He’s been featured in industry publications from the Big I and insurance podcasts through Safeco Insurance, Agency Revolution and Brightbee. Outside of the office, Manny is an avid runner and traveler always looking for his next international adventure.


Steve Anderson
Co-founder and CEO of Catalyit; Author; Big I NY At-Large Director

Steve Anderson, MA, is a trusted authority on Risk, Technology, Productivity, and Innovation and has over thirty-five years of experience in the insurance industry. He holds a master’s degree in Insurance Law. Anderson is a professional speaker, writer, and “futurist.” His speaking portfolio includes presentations on the future of technology, the influence of social platforms, how businesses can leverage the internet, and how they can assess and use risk to their advantage. He was chosen as one of the original 150 LinkedIn Influencers and has over 340,000 followers.

Steve and his wife, Karen, have two married daughters, but more importantly, they have seven amazing young grandchildren and can’t help but wonder if one (or more) of them may end up going into space. They live in historic Franklin, Tennessee.

He is also a co-founder of Catalyit and author of The Bezos Letters.


Kelly Gonyo
Founder and President of Blue Line Insurance Agency; Big I NY Board Member

Kelly is the founder and President of Blue Line Insurance Agency, Inc. She has been in the business since 2001 and has worked in just about every role within the independent agency. She opened the Lake Placid office in 2011, the Champlain office in 2017, and most recently in Rouses Point, July of 2019.  Although she specializes in commercial insurance, she has experience in helping you with any of your insurance needs and loves to meet with any of her current or potential clients whenever she can. When she is not in one of the offices, she is either traveling or enjoying everything the Adirondacks and North Country has to offer.


Emmanuel Osuyah
Principal of The Alpha Direct Agency, LLC

In 2010, The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) was conferred upon Emmanuel Osuyah, Principal at The Alpha Direct Agency LLC, following his successful completion of a rigorous, multi-year insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. This achievement plus  over 10 years experience; signifies a commitment to continuing education, required of all those who have earned the CIC designation. "By obtaining the CIC designation, Emmanuel has not only demonstrated that he is proficient in his field, but also that he is trained to provide skilled direction and risk management to his clients. Working with a professional like Emmanuel means that his clients can expect custom-designed programs to fit their specific business protection needs.

Emmanuel is a Nationwide Insure Agent who is very visible in his Washington Heights and Inwood, New York Communities serving in capacities from Merchants Association President, and more.

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