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FOR RELEASE: Jun. 9, 2011
Kiehl to receive Distinguished Insurance Service honor from PIANY, PIANJ and PIACT
The Professional Insurance Agents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced that Ellen D. Kiehl, Ph.D, Senior Research Analyst for the association , will be recognized for Distinguished Insurance Service Monday, June 13, 2011, at the association’s annual conference held at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
This Distinguished Insurance Service award is a unique honor, being given to Dr. Kiehl by the three associations for her unparalleled history of service, dedicated leadership and attention to the concerns of independent agents and their clients.
“No matter how hard you looked, you would be hard pressed to find anyone in the insurance industry anywhere in this country who is more knowledgeable about the insurance business,” said Donna Chiapperino, PIANY president. “We have truly been blessed to have her on our side for the last 35 years, and we wish her many years of happiness after her retirement at the end of this year.”
Dr. Kiehl joined PIA in 1976, as a member of PIA’s communications and government affairs departments. In 1984, she was named to head PIA’s Government and Industry Affairs unit, responsible for all aspects of the associations’ efforts in these areas. Among her many notable accomplishments, Kiehl was instrumental in the creation of PIA’s
Kiehl has delivered and prepared testimony on numerous subjects for the state legislatures and insurance departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; represented PIA at meetings with heads of the industry; personally answered member inquiries on insurance law, regulation, processes and coverages by the thousands; and has mentored many of the insurance professionals who now work for PIA.
“Ellen’s dedication and loyalty to PIA and the insurance community is something we should all strive to achieve,” said
“Ellen personifies professionalism. She is a respected and effective leader in the insurance industry,” said James R. Berliner, CPCU, president of
PIANY, PIANJ and PIACT are trade associations representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout their respective states.