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The American Insurance Marketing and Sales (AIMS) Society announced the winners of their 2007 awards during the 20th Annual PRO-to-PRO held in Tucson, AZ on March 1 - 3, 2007. AIMS Society Awards Committee Chairman, Martin A. Lebson of Capacity Coverage of NJ, Inc. and AIMS Society President, Richard H. Dygve of Johnson & Strachan Insurance Agency, Inc. presented the awards during the ceremony.
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The AIMS Society’s 2007 Company Partner of the Year award was presented to Selective Insurance Company. This award is designed to honor an insurance carrier that creates revolutionary and exciting programs that provide agents with tools for success.
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Selective was nominated by Jack Sheppard, CPIA, MA of Bollinger Insurance in Moorestown, NJ. Sheppard’s nomination commended Selective for their e-Select Website which “provides almost everything an agent needs for selling and customer support.” Sheppard further commented, “It all works due to the fact that their AMS-Field Underwriter is constantly available to our office providing inspiration, rating, guidance and sales support.”
Also mentioned in the nomination are Selective’s Summit Programs. “Their Summit Programs are packed with superlative coverages, competitive pricing and excellent claims service. The AMS continues to be the conduit between the agents and the company,” explains Sheppard.
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Sheppard accepted the award on behalf of James A. Caragher, CPCU, CIC, AMIM, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Agency Relationships for Selective Insurance Company of America in Branchville, NJ. “We certainly appreciate the nomination by Jack Sheppard at Bollinger and the award recognition by AIMS. We look forward to proudly displaying the award at our corporate headquarters,” Caragher commented in his written acceptance of the award.
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Travelers Insurance Company was recognized as the recipient of the AIMS Society’s 2007 President’s Award. Gary V. Trippe of Oswald, Trippe and Company of Fort Myers, FL nominated Travelers for the award and was present in Tucson for the presentation.
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The AIMS Society recognizes that the relationship between agents and their companies is a unique partnership, and the nature of this relationship can significantly impact the success of an agent. Travelers’ willingness to approve three grant requests, with Oswald Trippe providing matching funds, to cosponsor programs coordinated by three carefully selected nonprofit organizations is highly commendable.
Specifically noted by Mr. Trippe in his comments regarding the nomination was “Travelers Insurance Company’s enthusiasm for seizing opportunities to step beyond generally accepted boundaries to help its representing agencies succeed. Travelers’ willingness to collaborate to offer community programs earns the adjectives of unique, innovative and progressive.” Helping to cosponsor programs offered by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, and the Uncommon Friends Foundation, Travelers and Oswald, Trippe and Company promoted a Win-Win-Win! Jen McDonald, Account Executive with the Commercial Accounts Group of Travelers in Tampa, FL was present to receive the award on behalf of the company.
The AIMS Society's Producer of the Year Award is designed to recognize members of the AIMS Society for outstanding sales achievement, retention, and overall client development. The recognized two nominees who the Awards Committee felt embodied the principles emphasized by the AIMS Society and the CPIA Designation Program seminars.
Jonathan Theders, CPIA, President/COO of Clark-Theders Insurance Agency in West Chester, OH was selected as 2007 Producer of the Year for his outstanding production and innovative value-added client service. Jonathan’s nomination explained, “We provide monthly Lunch-n-Learns to my commercial customers for free based upon HR, safety and motivational topics. We bring in gue