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Cheshire's Susan Herdman, senior territory manager for Safeco Insurance, was awarded Professional Insurance Agents Company Person of the Year at its Annual Convention at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, in Mashantucket, March 14-15. Nominated by PIA member agents, this award is presented to an individual who fosters a strong working relationship with agents and brokers, and who exemplifies a commitment to professionalism and service.
Herdman began her career with The Hartford Insurance Group while she was still in college. Her career continued with Hartford for 17 years. Herdman has been with Safeco for 10 years where she has worked as a sales representative and territory manager.
“Our honoree’s vast experience in marketing and her relationships with agents and PIA members throughout the state are commendable,” said Timothy G. Russell, CPCU, immediate past president of PIACT. “Her commitment to the independent agency system and our industry as a whole are evident in the relationships she’s developed with her agencies. I believe her success is grounded in her recognition that relationships are the substance of our industry. I am pleased to present her with this award.”
PIACT is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies and their employees throughout the state.