January 31, 2019

Two insurance professionals honored with PIANY scholarships

GLENMONT, N.Y.—The Professional Insurance Agents of New York announced Kevin O’Neil and Timothy McGrath each received the prestigious Bernard I. Kozel Memorial Scholarship, Jan. 31, 2019, at the Metropolitan Regional Awareness Program at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. O’Neil is an account executive and McGrath is a producer for Marian Farese Insurance in West Sayville, N.Y.

PIANY presents this award in memory of Bernard I. Kozel, a long-time member of the insurance profession, to members who are full-time insurance professionals with less than five years of experience in the industry. They each will receive full tuition to two seminars conducted by PIANY toward the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation.

“Both Kevin and Timothy’s extraordinary work for their customers is a positive reflection of the independent insurance agent field,” said Jamie Ferris, CIC, CPIA, AAI, PIANY president. “We are pleased to present them with this scholarship.”

PIANY’s MetroRAP also included an expansive trade show, and timely education sessions featuring Cathy Trischan, CPCU, CIC, CRM, AU, ARM, AAI, CRIS. MLIS, TRIP, on Insuring Today’s EPLI Exposures in the morning and E&O: Tackling Today’s Issues in the afternoon session.


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