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 Year award is given to a professional, independent agent who has demonstrated excellence and achievement in insurance marketing and service; has shown a personal commitment to professionalism; and has contributed to PIA and the community.
“Peter is an effective and respected member of the insurance industry,” said Tim Dean, CIC, CRC, president of PIANY. “His service to our profession is unique, and he has demonstrated a deep level of dedication and has earned the respect and trust of his colleagues and clients. PIANY is honored to give him this award.”
Buccinna is a member of PIANY’s board of directors and has served on several of the association’s committees. Currently, he is a member of the Conference & Events and Engagement & Outreach committees.
Active in the industry, Buccinna is on the board of directors for The Long Island Insurance Education Foundation. This organization is dedicated to strengthening and growing the insurance industry through the development of an Insurance and Risk Management curriculum and degree program at Stony Brook University.
In 2018, Buccinna founded Gobi Connections, a nonprofit established to feed underserved children in Mongolia. Gobi Connections works directly with Mongolian communities to establish and meet the needs of its people by supporting health and economic needs.
PIA New York is the premier professional association for independent insurance agents, working to advance the needs of its members and be a leading voice in the insurance industry. PIANY provides the very best education, information, advocacy and business tools possible.