The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 2nd
The MAIA’s Young Agent Committee is now accepting nominations for the annual James O. Herrick Memorial Young Agent of the Year Award. The award which is named for the late James “Jim” Herrick, recognizes “an up and coming leader in the insurance industry” who has the following additional characteristics:
- is an independent agent of the MAIA;
- is under the age of 40 or has fewer than five years experience in the insurance industry;
- has demonstrated a commitment to the industry and his insurance education, by going above and beyond in their work within their agency and community.
The deadline for nominations is this Friday, October 2nd. The award will be officially presented on Friday, November 13, 2015 during the MAIA’s State Annual Meeting during The Big Event. Last year, Metrowest Agent Zack Gould of G&N Insurance was the second recipient of the James O. Herrick Memorial Young Agent Award.
For those interested in nominating someone they now right now, here is the link to the MAIA’s nomination form. Questions or concerns about how the nominating process can be directed to MAIA’s Melissa Murphy.
About the James O. Herrick Memorial Young Agent of the Year Award
In 2013, the MAIA renamed the Young Agent of the Year award in honor of former MAIA Board Member, Jim Herrick. Mr. Herrick, who passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 46, in the fall of 2013, spent his entire career in the Massachusetts insurance industry. Right out of college he began his insurance career with Toole Insurance in the Berkshires, eventually moving on to work for many years at The Hanover Insurance Company and then finally at The Berkshire Insurance Group.
As a Board Member of the MAIA, he worked with the Young Agents as Board Liaison when the committee first began to revitalize itself. In naming the award in his honor, the MAIA said that Jim Herrick “…will be remembered by the young agents who worked with him as an ally, a cheerleader and a partner who was always available to lend an ear, field questions or listen to their ideas.”