This year marks a new venue for the annual ceremony
The Insurance Library Association of Boston has selected Hope Aldrich as its 2012 Insurance Professional of the Year. Each year since 2001, the Insurance Library Association of Boston has selected someone as its Insurance Professional of the Year who “…demonstrates leadership and exemplifies those qualities that engender understanding of and respect for the insurance industry.” Unlike past years, this event will be held on October 19th at the Boston Park Plaza instead of the Boston Harbor Hotel.
Ms. Aldrich is a thirty year veteran of the Massachusetts insurance industry and is currently the President and CEO of Eastern Insurance. Since its founding in 1989 in Natick, Eastern Insurance has become one of the largest full-service insurance agencies in New England. It currently boasts 312 employees managing over 74,000 clients and approximately $550,000,000 in premium. Ms. Aldrich has presided over the company since 1997.
Prior to leading Eastern Insurance, Ms. Aldrich was an Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for the New England region at AON Risk Services. Her insurance career also includes time at Liberty Mutual, where she held various positions include the New England Division Sales Manager.
Ms. Aldrich is an active member of her community serving on numerous boards including the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Boston and the Board of Overseers of the Newton-Wellesly Hospital. In addition she is also on the Board of Corporators of Eastern Bank, the Board of Overseers of Children’s Hospital Trust, the Board of Directors of the Insurance Library and the Board of Governors for the Wellesley Country Club. In 2011, Ms. Aldrich was honored by The Banker and Tradesman as one of the publication’s inaugural “Women of FIRE.”
Ms. Aldrich resides with her family in Wellesley is a graduate of Lafayette College.
The Insurance Professional of the Year was established in 2001 through the Richard B. Simches Fund in order to celebrate those who have dedicated their professional careers to the Massachusetts and New England Insurance community. To register for the event, continue on to the Insurance Library website here. The following is a list of the past award winners:
William F. Hofmann, III, 2002
John B. Conners, 2003
David J. Lane, 2004
Ralph “Buddy” Iannaco, 2005
Daniel J. Johnston, 2006
John K. Golemeski, 2007
Ronald Mariano, 2008
Richard “Dick” W. Brewer, 2009
Michael J. Sabbagh, 2010
Sandra G. Parrillo, 2011