January 26, 2024

PIANJ saddened by loss of industry leader; Past President Andrew Harris Sr. passes away

TRENTON, N.J.—The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey has received notice that Andrew Harris Sr., has passed away on Jan 22, 2024.

Harris made a significant impact on the insurance industry over the course of his 48-year career. He served as president of PIANJ from 1998-99, and then as president of PIA National from 2012-13. He received numerous industry awards from insurance agency associations and insurance companies, including: PIANJ’s Professional Insurance Agent of the Year award in 1996; and PIA National’s Presidential Citation in 2023.

His obituary, including information about visitation and funeral services—which will be held next week—can be viewed here.


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