May 2, 2019

Thomas named PIANY’s Long Island RAP Industry Professional of the Year

GLENMONT, N.Y.The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State will present Maria Thomas with its Industry Professional of the Year award at the annual Long Island Regional Awareness Program. Thomas is vice president of Brokerage Sales & Client Relations for Friedlander Group.  

Thomas has worked in the insurance industry for 35 years, including both brokerage and insurance companies. She is actively involved in a number of industry associations and also serves several Long Island charity organizations.

This award recognizes an individual from an insurance company, general agency, managing general agency or other insurance industry profession, who has demonstrated qualities that foster a strong working relationship with agents and brokers, and who has exemplified a commitment to professionalism and service.

“This recognition honors Maria for her professionalism and demonstrated commitment to the insurance industry,” said Jamie Ferris, CIC, CCI, CPIA, PIANY president. “This award reflects her dedication to the business.”

Long Island RAP will be held at Crest Hollow Country Club on Wednesday, May 1.


PIANY is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout the state.