Agency Checklists’ look at the latest hiring news as well as the awards and accolades achieved this week from both in and around the Massachusetts insurance industry…
SAN Group Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners
The Satellite Agency Network Group, Inc., better known as the SAN Group, recently presented its annual SAN Awards of Excellence to a range of insurance industry professionals and agencies in categories including community service, performance and achievements.
The award winners were honored during one of the best-attended SAN annual meetings in recent history, held May 9, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
Being successful in this industry, while also providing inspired leadership to peers, can be a tough challenge. As such, we are committed to honoring the dedication, expertise and sheer hard work of our deserving winners,” said Matt Masiello, SAN President and CEO. “The award recipients and finalists can be proud of their achievements.”
SAN Awards 2018: The Winners
Outstanding Community Service Award
Awarded to a SAN member agency for making an impact in the communities served through volunteerism, community service and outreach.
Winner: J. Williams Insurance Agency — Braintree, MA
Rookie Agency of the Year
Awarded to a top-performing SAN member agency in their first year of membership excelling in the areas of total written premium, profitability standards, professionalism, usage of strategic partner companies, and adoption of SAN and SIAA best practice standards.
Winner: Antesberger Asset Protection — Beaver Falls, PA
AccessPlus Agency of the Year
Awarded to a SAN member agency that demonstrates effective utilization of the AccessPlus facility, inspired leadership and management excellence.
Winner: M&D Brokerage — Monroe, NY
Business Insurance Advantage Agent of the Year
Awarded to a SAN member agent who has profitably grown their commercial insurance book of business while participating in the SIAA Business Insurance Advantage program.
Winner: Tim Massarelli, Account Executive, Thomas B. Carroll Insurance, Inc. — Worcester, MA
Company Professional of the Year
Awarded to a strategic partner company representative demonstrating professionalism, responsiveness, knowledge, and commitment, as well as the ability to provide training and new product education to SAN member agents.
Winner: Lynda Cutts, Territory Manager — Liberty Mutual
SAN President’s Club
Awarded to an exceptional, top-performing SAN member agency that has reached and sustained a high level of achievement within the organization.
Winner: Paul T. Murphy Insurance Agency, Inc. — Malden, MA
Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline August 1st
Reminder – The Frances R. Soderberg Scholarship
Soderberg Insurance Services, Inc. is offering an educational scholarship dedicated in memory of the agency’s co-founder Frances Soderberg. Frances was an active member of the North Shore community for over 50 years. In addition to her commitment to her family, she dedicated her life to improving the lives of those with special needs.
Her youngest daughter Karen was born with Down’s Syndrome. Mrs. Soderberg was instrumental in the integration of recreational and educational programs for children and young adults who are mentally disabled. The co-founder coordinated an instructional tennis program that ran for fifteen years. Mrs. Soderberg, along with the assistance of the special needs participants and North Shore community, organized an annual fundraiser for 25 consecutive years to raise money for the recreational, educational, and social programs for the special needs young adults.
The Frances R. Soderberg Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who shares her same passion to help those with special needs. This scholarship will be awarded to a current college student, or college bound student who shares her commitment for education of individuals with disabilities and improving their overall quality of life. Mrs. Soderberg believed that integration of the handicapped in society is beneficial to all. When a community embraces the disabled, the community evolves into a more passionate, caring place for all residents.
Preferential consideration will be given to North Shore residents. This resident must be a student pursuing a degree or other higher education/vocational career that will help those with disabilities. The selection committee would also like to see evidence of the student’s involvement with the special needs community. Whether it is in a hospital, school, or community event, the selection committee seeks evidence of the applicant’s commitment to this important line of work.
To be considered for the scholarship, please send a personal statement, including personal and professional goals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through August 1st. The award will be made in September 2018.
Kathryn Soderberg, CPCU
Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline May 31st
Reminder – The Ruth E. Roberts Scholarship Award
The Essex Chapter of The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women is now accepting applications for its 2018 Ruth E. Roberts Scholarship Award. The $500 Scholarship is awarded to an individual for use as a college scholarship or as a reimbursement for those with a passing grade for a licensing course and/or exam of an insurance designation course.
To be eligible applicants must be either in the insurance industry or a family member of someone who is employed in the insurance industry planning on attending college, or attending a higher education/trade school, acquiring a new insurance designation or acquiring a new insurance or work related license.
The submission deadline for this year’s scholarship is May 31, 2018. Applications may be obtained from Scholarship Chair:
41 Pine Street, #43
Peabody, MA 01960
or by emailing her at: MARILYN.MICHALAK@COMCAST.NET