The annual award honors outstanding citizens who have distinguish themselves in their service to the insurance industry
The Insurance Library Association of Boston is now accepting nominations for its annual Insurance Professional of the Year Award. All submissions should be sent to Sarah Hart by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Each autumn, the 125 year-old institution honors an insurance professional who has distinguished themselves through service to both the insurance industry and their community at large. The Insurance Professional of the Year Award, a current incarnation of the old Boston Board of Fire Underwriters Man of the Year Award, was resurrected in 2002 through the establishment of the Richard B. Simches Fund in 2001.
Since 2002, the award has been presented each year to “…a person who demonstrates leadership and exemplifies those qualities that engender understanding of and respect for the insurance industry.”
Past winners of the award include William F. Hofmann, III; John B. Conners; David J. Lane; Ralph “Buddy” Iannaco; Daniel J. Johnston; John K. Golembeski; Ronald Mariano; Richard W. Brewer; Michael J. Sabbagh; Sandra G. Parrillo; and last year’s winner Hope A. Aldrich.
The 2014 award which will be presented during the Library’s annual Award Ceremony on October 18, 2013 at the Boston Park Plaza. Sarah Hart, who organizes the Award Ceremony each year, explains why Massachusetts insurance professionals should make space in their social calendar for this yearly shindig:
“Our luncheon is one of the biggest events of the year on the Boston insurance calendar. Because The Library reaches such a broad array of people from our industry, you have the opportunity to mingle with a very diverse crowd. Public adjusters sit next to agents, company people share wine with lawyers and consultants, while accountants and actuaries share inside jokes. The event represents the very best of our industry.”
The Insurance Professional of the Year Criteria
For those interested in nominating someone for the Insurance Professional of the Year, here is what the Insurance Library is looking for someone who:
- Has earned the respect and affection of the insurance community; and
- Is recognized as hardworking, public-spirited, and trustworthy.