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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 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....

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...

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...

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...

PIANJ elects officers for 2021-22

TRENTON, N.J.—Officers of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey for 2021-22 were elected during the association’s annual business meeting. Michael DeStasio Jr., TRIP, of Iselin, N.J., was elected president. DeStasio is senior vice president of...

DeStasio elected PIANJ president

TRENTON, N.J.—Michael DeStasio Jr., TRIP, of Iselin, N.J., was elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey at the association’s annual business meeting. DeStasio is vice president of AssuredPartners of New Jersey in Cranford, N.J. DeStasio is...

Rabbett elected president of PIA Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn.—Shannon Rabbett, CIC, of Windsor, Conn., was elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut, at the association’s annual business meeting, held virtually on March 4, 2021. She will serve as the association’s president during its...

PIACT names officers for 2021-22

HARTFORD, Conn.—The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc., elected officers today during the association’s Annual Business Meeting, held virtually March 4, 2021. Following are the new officers who will lead PIACT in 2021-22: President: Shannon Rabbett,...

Radespiel elected PIANJ president

TRENTON, N.J.—Steven C. Radespiel of Hillsdale, N.J., was elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey today at the association’s annual business meeting. Radespiel is president of Insurance Center of North Jersey in Maywood, N.J. An active...

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