April 27, 2022

PIA New York honors Richard Alonso with Distinguished Insurance Service award

LONG ISLAND, N.Y.—The Professional Insurance Agents of New York presented Richard Alonso with the Distinguished Insurance Service award at Long Island RAP on April 27, 2022, in Woodbury, N.Y.

This award is presented to an individual with a history of service to the American independent agency system and to PIANY.

“Richard is admired and respected by his peers and colleagues in the industry. This award recognizes his long-standing commitment to the insurance industry,” said Tim Dean, CIC, CRM, president of PIANY.

Alonso is an executive client director at AIG. His role is to manage AIG New York’s major accounts and broker relationships. Prior to his current position, Alonso was the territory distribution leader for the AIG Long Island Branch, where he developed and maintained a sound working relationship with agents and Long Island-based clients. Additionally, he was the underwriting manager for AIG Small Business Financial Lines team, where he was responsible for the overall profitability and growth for the company’s D&O and E&O divisions. 

Alonso graduated from New York Institute of Technology in 1999 with an undergraduate degree in Communication Arts with a focus on Marketing. He started his career at AIG in 2007 as an underwriter in the Healthcare Programs department for Lexington. Alonso is on the Advisory Board of Junior Achievement of Long Island.


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