Nancy Bender will be feted as the 2019 IPYA Award Winner at this year’s event
The Insurance Library Association of Boston announced this week that Nancy Z. Bender has been selected as the 2019 Insurance Professional of the Year. Ms. Bender is the current President of Bender Hatch Insurance. A well-known and well-respected independent agent in the Massachusetts insurance industry for almost 40 years, she is a long-time Board Member of the Insurance Library Association of Boston and was named one of Traveler’s Agents of the Year in 2012. In commenting on that award, Ms. Bender said “Our Philosophy is Simple: Customers are our priority.”
Ms. Bender originally formed the Nancy Z. Bender Insurance Agency in 1978. In April of 2017, she and Josiah Hatch, of the HR Hatch Insurance Agency, merged their respective agencies to form Bender Hatch Insurance. In commenting on the merger, she said
“Twenty-five years ago, Josiah Hatch of H.R. Hatch Insurance and I began sharing office space. Over the years we realized we had similar values and goals about how we treat our employees and our clients. Josiah and I have decided to combine our agencies based on the common principles we have always shared,” she was quoted.
For those readers interested in reading about that merger, please refer to Agency Checklists April 25, 2017 article entitled, “Mass. Agencies The HR Hatch Insurance Agency and Nancy Z. Bender Insurance Announce Merger”
More about the Insurance Professional of the Year Award
Established in 2002 by the Richard Simches Fund, the Insurance Professional of the Year Award is presented each year to “…a person who demonstrates leadership and exemplifies those qualities that engender understanding of and respect for the insurance industry.” The selection process is conducted by a cross-section of the insurance industry and as such carries with it that added significance.
New venue for this year’s event
In line with the new ideas and inspiration the ILAB’s new Executive Director is bringing to the Insurance Library, this year’s IPYA Award Luncheon is being held in a new venue.
The 18th annual award ceremony will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the InterContinental Boston during the Association’s Annual Insurance Professional of the Year Award Luncheon.
More information on tickets and reservations can be found on the Insurance Library Association of Boston’s website.
More about the Insurance Library Association of Boston
For those Agency Checklists readers who may not be familiar with the ILAB, The Insurance Library Association of Boston has been serving the reference, research, and education interests of the insurance community in Massachusetts and beyond since 1887. It is the only remaining private library dedicated to insurance. This is truly a place where you can find everything you need to know about insurance.