About Us

In February 2005, a group of State Farm agents, composed mainly of Vietnamese agents throughout the U.S., came together in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Their goals were to:

  • Share ideas and best practices
  • Explore possibilities
  • Collectively work together to build on shared success
  • Review the Asian market

As a result of this exciting conference, those agents left feeling energized by the camaraderie and wanted to continue the enthusiasm.  Since that first meeting, the agents have consistently met every year to share and to enhance their agencies even further.


The success of the Vietnamese study group created a cross-cultural bonds between agents and spread throughout the country which led to the unification and the creation of Agents Hosting Agents (AHA) Conference.  


AHA Conference I "Share the Vision - Achieving the Unimaginable" was held in Irvine, CA in March 2008 which brought together 300 agents and leadership from across the U.S. and Canada.  AHA Conference II "Driven & Destined for Distinction" was held in San Francisco, CA in March 2011 was a success with over 325 agents attending.  AHA Conference III "Cherish the Past, Embrace the Future as One" was held in San Diego, in March 2014 and it was to be our last one with 400 agents attending.  However, after many requests from agents wanting to have another conference the committee decided to bring it back for one last time.


It's time for our 10th Anniversary reunion so be ready to celebrate with us at AHA Conference IV in Irvine, CA on March 28-30, 2018!

Amy Loh, Agent

Amy was born in Malaysia and arrived in Atlanta, GA in 1992.  Graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Administrative Management.  She moved to California in 2010.  Amy joined State Farm as an agency recruiter in 2006 and opened her agency in April 2013.


Amy has a very active pup named Cooper.  She spends her time going to the movies, hanging out with friends, hiking, and taking Cooper to dog parks.


Professional accomplishments include:

  • Chairman's Circle
  • Senior Vice President Club
  • Ambassador Travel
  • Legion of Honor Club

Casey Nguyen, Agent

Casey was born in Vietnam and arrived in Garden Grove, CA, in 1992.  He later moved to San Francisco, CA where he graduated San Francisco State University with a degree in International Business.  Casey joined State Farm Claims Litigation Counsel in March 1999 and opened his agency in May 2012.


Casey enjoys international travel and exploring new cuisines in the Bay Area.


Professional accomplishments include:

  • Million Dollar Round Table Aspirant
  • Chairman's Circle
  • Senior Vice-President Club
  • Ambassador Travel
  • Legion of Honor Club
  • Top 100 TICA Agent

Joe Nguyen, Agent

Joe was born in Vietnam and arrived in Richmond, Virginia, in 1975.  His family later moved to California where he graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Marketing.  After several jobs in public relations, Joe joined State Farm Claims in 1992 and opened his agency in September 2003.


He and his wonderful wife Ann, have two beautiful daughters, Audrey and Ave, who keep them very busy.  Joe enjoys playing golf and basketball.


Professional accomplishments include:

  • Trophy Winner
  • Million Dollar Round Table 
  • Business Leader 
  • Mutual Funds Platinum 
  • Lifetime President's Club
  • Exotic Club Travel
  • Chairman's Circle
  • Senior Vice-President Club
  • Top 100 Trainee Agent

John Tran, Agent

John joined State Farm in 1989 as an Auto Underwriter.  He transferred to Human Resources in Bloomington, IL in 1993 and started his agency in Champaign, IL in 2000.  John served in agency leadership as an AFC, a ZAAA, an AFE and a Sales Leader 2008-2015.  He is a graduated of Cal Poly Pomona, The American College of Bryn Mawr, and Stanford Graduate School of Business.  In May 2015, he returned to personal production in San Diego, CA.  John is married to Jayne and they enjoy travelling, gardening, reading, going to the movies, and visiting their three adult children.


Professional accomplishments include:

  • Top 100 Trainee Agent
  • Exotic Travel
  • Chairman's Circle
  • Million Dollar Round Table
  • President's Club
  • CLU, ChFc, MSM

Kelly Duong, Agent

Kelly was born in Vietnam and arrived in Ohio in 1982.  Her family later moved to California where she resided in Orange County, CA.  In 2002 she moved to the Bay Area where she continued her career in banking.  In 2009, she relocated her family back to Orange County, CA to open her New Market Agency in the City of Westminster.  


Kelly is married to her long-time love, Vinh and they have two children, Samantha and Preston.  Kelly enjoys spending time with her kids and is often at family functions on the weekends.  On her spare time, she enjoys reading and yoga.

Mimi Lam, Agent

Mimi started as a New Market Agent in Mountain View, CA in 2003 and has qualified for Ambassador Club every year since her first year as an agent.  Prior to becoming an agent, she worked passionately on the Asian Marketing Initiatives throughout her numerous positions with State Farm.  She started in 1998 as an AFS in San Francisco, CA and in 2000, transitioned as a Marketing Specialist for the California Zone.  Her last role before becoming an agent was Marketing Analyst for Corporate Marketing.

Theresa Nguyen-Muth, Agent

Theresa graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration.  She is a current resident of San Diego, CA and started her agency in March 1992.


She has qualified for Ambassador Club every year since 1992 and is a consistent Exotic Club Travel Qualifier in the last ten years.  Theresa credits her consistency with success due to a strong program of regular training, continuous team building, an effective reward system, and continuous learning and development.  She stays active in her community and has a regular television program on Time Warner - PBS speaking on various insurance subjects as well as making appearances on a local Vietnamese radio station - Tieng Nuoc Toi.


Professional accomplishments include:

  • Million Dollar Round Table
  • Business Leader
  • Mutual Funds Platinum
  • Lifetime President's Club
  • Exotic Club Travel
  • Chairman's Cicrle
  • Senior Vice-President Club


Wally Shao, Agent

Wally was born in Taiwan.  He came to this country at age of eleven and attended high school in Hawaii.  After high school, he moved to California where he received an AA degree from Marymount Palos Verdes College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from California State University, Fullerton.


In 1988, he started his agency in the city of La Habra, CA and later moved to Rowland Heights, CA.  Wally has been with State Farm for over 29 years including his time as an agent and in management.  In July 2008, he became an AFC with the Foothills AFO in California.  In January 2009, he became an AFE for the Foothills AFO in California.  In April 2014, Wally returned to personal production as an Agent in Laguna Beach, CA.


Professional accomplishments include:

  • President's Club
  • Chairman's Circle
  • Senior Vice-President Club
  • Century Club
  • Ambassador Travel
  • Golden Triangle
  • Circle of Excellent