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 Tiago Prado Named Massachusetts Young Agent of the Year (11/16/2021) 
   

Tiago Prado Named Massachusetts Young Agent of the Year

MAIA’s Young Agents Committee (YAC) is proud to honor Tiago Prado as the James O. Herrick Memorial Young Agent of the Year. Born in Brazil, Tiago has a deep understanding of how the landscape of the industry looks for immigrants to this country. He started the BRZ Insurance Agency from the ground up, and is recognized as a leader in the Latinx insurance community, working to simplify the purchase process of insurance and make it accessible to everyone. As an integral member of YAC, Tiago has also done amazing things to support his fellow agents. His dedication to clients, community, and our industry exemplify the spirit of this award. Parabéns, Tiago!


 The Standard Newsmagazine Reviews the CEO Panel at MAIA’s Big Event 2021! (11/17/2021) 
   

The Standard Newsmagazine Reviews the CEO Panel at MAIA’s Big Event 2021!

The lead story in the November 12, 2021, issue of The Standard (“Pairing Principles with Profit: MAIA Carrier Execs Make Diversity a Priority”) was an excellent report about of the CEO panel discussion held at the 2021 Big Event Conference a few weeks ago! CEOs Mary Boyd (Plymouth Rock Assurance), John Donahue (Arbella Insurance Group), and Jaime Tamayo (MAPFRE North America) joined moderator Nick Fyntrilakis to discuss the biggest challenges facing insurance agents today! The Standard was kind enough to share a link to the article for MAIA members who might have missed it!  

Pairing Principles with Profit: MAIA Carrier Execs Make Diversity a Priority

Talent Challenges Were Exacerbated During the Pandemic

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Shared with permission from The Standard, News England’s Insurance Newsmagazine, November 12, 2021, Vol. 289, No. 10.


 MAIA Elects 2022 Board of Directors at Annual Meeting (11/10/2021) 
   

MAIA Elects 2022 Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

One of the highlights of MAIA’s Annual Meeting on Friday, October 29 at the Big Event was the election of the officers and directors who will serve on the Board in the coming year. “We feel very fortunate to have such a great group of people on our team. Their broad range of industry experience and knowledge will help us serve our members and lead the association into the future,” said MAIA President & CEO Nick Fyntrilakis. Please join us in congratulating these association leaders for 2022!

Officers

Chair                                 Benjamin Cavallo, CIC, AAI, CISR

Immediate Past Chair       John R. Sweeney, CISR, CIC

Chair-Elect                        Lisa M. Hirbour, CPCU, CIC

Vice Chair                          Patrick Dempsey

Secretary-Treasurer         Christopher W. Fitts, CIC, CPIA

State National Director     Glen E. Davis, CIC, CRM, LIA

Directors Elected to 2nd Term

Helena Amorim

Paul Ostrander, CIC, CISR, CPPL, CPIA

New Directors

Kyle W. Austin, CIC, CPIA

John Malley, ARM, CPIA

Gregory R. Porziella

They join continuing directors Steve Cohen, John Fallon, Justin Flynn, Richard Green, Greg Knight, Trudy Lawler, Shawn McLaughlin, Tom Polito, Henry Risman, Maureen Ross O’Connell, Chris Russo, and Greg Susco.

 


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Mark Pijar, CIC, CRIS
A.J. Pijar Insurance, Holyoke, MA 

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