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What’s happening with the association, including recent news from PIA Northeast.

PIA New York honors Sean Ramalho with Executive of the Year award

LONG ISLAND, N.Y.—Sean Ramalho, received the Professional Insurance Agent of New York’s Executive of the Year award at its 2022 Long Island RAP on April 27, 2022, in Woodbury, N.Y. The Long Island RAP Executive of the Year award recognizes an individual from an...

PIA New York honors Magnusson with Distinguished Insurance Service award

ALBANY, N.Y.—Mishell K. Magnusson, CIC, CISR, CPIA, AAI, FPIC, received the Professional Insurance Agents of New York’s 2022 Distinguished Insurance Service award at the association’s board of directors meeting on Feb. 9, 2022. “Mishell is admired and respected by her...

PIA New York names Bruno Company Person of the Year

ALBANY, N.Y.—The Professional Insurance Agents of New York named Dina Bruno, CPIA, Company Person of the Year at the association’s board meeting on Feb. 9, 2022. Dina is the director of business development for Franklin Mutual Insurance Company in Branchville, N.J....

PIA New York honors Buccinna with Professional Agent of the Year award

ALBANY, N.Y.—Peter Buccinna received the Professional Agent of the Year award at the Professional Insurance Agents of New York board of directors meeting on Feb. 9, 2022. He is the assistant vice president of XS Brokers in Albany, N.Y. The Professional Agent of the...

PIA New York honors Gruner with Community Service award

ALBANY, N.Y.—Daniel J. Gruner received the Community Service award at the Professional Insurance Agents of New York board of directors meeting on Feb. 9, 2022. He is senior advisor for NFP. The PIANY Community Service award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a...

PIA New York honors Turnbull with Community Service award

ALBANY, N.Y.—Stephen J. Turnbull received the Community Service award at the Professional Insurance Agents of New York board of directors meeting on Feb. 9, 2022. He works in sales for the Turnbull Insurance Service in New Hartford, N.Y. The PIANY Community Service...

PIANY elects Dean president

ALBANY, N.Y.— Tim Dean, CIC, CRM, president & CEO of Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York at a meeting of the association’s board of directors today, at PIANY’s...

PIANY elects officers for 2021-22

ALBANY, N.Y.—Officers of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York State were elected for the 2021-22 administrative year at the association’s annual business meeting today.            • Tim Dean, CIC, CRM, of...

PIANJ names Bashwiner Director of the Year

TRENTON, N.J.—Lydia Bashwiner, Esq., CWCP, NJWCP, of Surf City, N.J. was named the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey’s Director of the Year at the association’s annual business meeting. Bashwiner is general counsel/claims manager for Otterstedt Insurance...

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