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FOR RELEASE: Feb. 12, 2010

Nominations open: 2010 Distinction of Professionalism awards

GLENMONT, N.Y.–The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey and New York State Inc. are calling for nominations for their respective 2010 Distinction of Professionalism awards.  Deadline for submission in both states is Friday, April 16, 2010.

Each year, both associations individually honor insurance professionals who demonstrate the qualities and actions that serve as an example of industry excellence. Both PIANJ and PIANY will present the following awards to individuals in their respective states:

  • The Professional Agent of the Year award will be presented to an agent in each state who demonstrates excellence and achievement in insurance marketing and service; personal commitment to professionalism; and contributions to PIA and the community.
  • The Distinguished Insurance Service award will be given to someone in the industry who has an established history of service to the American agency system and PIA.
  • The Community Service award, new this year, will be presented to an individual who has had a leadership role in a significant activity for the better of the community and/or its individuals.

Additionally, PIANJ presents the Company Person of the Year award to a company representative who demonstrates qualities that best foster a sound working relationship between insurance agent and company.

Awards in both states will be presented to the recipients during PIANJ/PIANYís Joint Annual Conference, June 13-15, 2010, at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, N.J.

If you know someone who should be nominated as a candidate for any of the awards, access PIANJís nomination form here: www.pia.org/NJ/2010NominationForm.pdf. PIANYís form can be downloaded here: www.pia.org/NY/2010NominationForm.pdf.

PIANY is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout the state.

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