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FOR RELEASE: Jan. 19, 2012
PIANY’s MetroRAP takes networking to new level
MetroRAP, PIANY’s first event of the year, took networking to a new level, featuring education and discourse about the newest ways the insurance industry communicates with clients and colleagues, including a keynote address from Jill Griffin, senior vice president of Strategy and Innovation, Starcom MediaVest Group.
“This is all about communicating, folks,” MetroRAP Chair
David Isenberg, who recently retired as president of D.C. White Agency, a division of the Lancer Insurance Group, was awarded MetroRAP’s Distinguished Insurance Service Award recognizing a distinguished career of nearly 50 years.
“David is a well-known among us all as a friend and a leader; and it is my privilege to present him with this award,” said PIANY President Richard A. Savino, CIC, CPIA, as the audience rose in a standing ovation. “He has always gone above and beyond the call of duty in his commitment to professional independent agents and brokers, and we thank him.”
PIANY also presented two scholarship awards to rising stars: Jacqueline Gerbino, Personal Lines Service Representative with Kay Dina Insurance Agency in Marlboro, N.Y., and Jennifer Nall, Customer Service Representative of Member Brokerage Service in
The day included a dynamic trade show with new exhibitors and continuing education about new media and technology with the industry’s technology veteran, Steve Anderson.
PIANY is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout the state.