The Networking Luncheon is always known to be a fun event, and this year it was no exception. PIANY President Jamie Ferris, CIC, AAI, CPIA, opened the luncheon, recognizing PIA past presidents, and the PIANY board of directors. PIANJ outgoing President Lloyd “Rip” Bush, CPIA, introduced the new PIANJ officers and newly inducted PIANJ President, Bruce Blum, CPIA. Blum had the honor of recognizing the newly indicted NJYIP officers, and stressed the importance of growing the next generation of industry leaders.
Finally, Eric Dittelman, a mentalist featured on “America’s Got Talent,” wowed the crowd with his mind-reading abilities. PIANY President-elect John Tomassi, CPCU, had the pleasure of duct-taping Dittelman’s face. And, participants from the crowd had Dittelman guessing (accurately) their marker drawings, childhood Christmas gifts, favorite Halloween costumes and even their first crushes.