HARTFORD, Conn., May 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Travelers (NYSE: TRV) recently presented its prestigious Agent of
the Year Awards to 18 independent insurance agents who sell personal
insurance products around the country. The ceremony took place at
Travelers' annual personal insurance leadership conference for its top
independent agents and brokers in Carlsbad, Calif.
Recognized for their dedication to working with Travelers to
achieve long-term profitable growth for their agency, the following
individuals were named 2008 Agent of the Year for their respective
region or business area:
Karen Murphy, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, Hartford, Conn.
Eric McDowell, Christi Insurance Group, Glenside, Penn.
Matt DeFendis, Dibuduo and DeFendis, Fresno, Calif.
Ricky Henderson, The Henderson Group, Lithonia, Ga.
Robert Volkmer, MRSC Insurance Partners, Solon, Ohio
James Maiden, Long and Foster Insurance Agency, Fairfax, Va.
Tom Watson, Watson Insurance Agency, Inc, Gastonia, N.C.
Bill Siebert, Siebert Insurance Agency, St. Louis, Missouri
Paul Van Den Bergh, Marsh USA, Houston, Texas
Rob Bouvier, Bouvier, Beckwith & Lennox, Inc, West Hartford, Conn.
Robert Luong, C & A Insurance Agency, Inc, New York, N.Y.
Charles McFadden, Trident Insurance Agency, Devon, Penn.
Danny Walker, Palmetto Insurance, Anderson, S.C.
Scott Parker, Bollom and Parker Insurance, Frisco, Texas
Brian Marino, Family Insurance Services, Inc, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Lew Gammons, Lewis R. Gammons Insurance Agency Inc, Wellesley,
Marsha Sheriff, KRA Insurance Agency, Springfield, New Jersey
Jeff Lewis, Sankovich & Lewis Insurance, Inc, Phoenix, Ariz.
"These agents embody the characteristics proven to attain success
in our industry, through hard work and commitment to quality results,"
said Joseph P. Lacher Jr., executive vice president of Travelers.
"Along with my colleagues in Personal Insurance, I would like to
express sincere thanks to each of these agents, for their dedication,
perseverance, and continued interest and enthusiasm toward maintaining
a successful business relationship with Travelers."
Travelers understands that life and business are inherently
dynamic and that the best way to serve agents, brokers and
policyholders is to deliver insurance that evolves to stay in-synch
with life and business as they change. For more information on being
in-synch, visit www.travelers.com.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property
casualty insurance company selling primarily through independent
agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its
global customers a wide range of insurance coverage in both the
personal and commercial settings, including auto, homeowners,
construction, small business, oil and gas, ocean marine, surety and
management liability, global technology and public sector services.
Travelers is a Fortune 100 company, with 2007 revenues of $26 billion
and total assets of $115 billion. The company has approximately 33,000
SOURCE: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
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