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Blum elected PIANJ president-elect

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—Bruce Blum, CPIA, of Somerset, N.J., was elected president-elect of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey today at the association’s annual business meeting at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. Blum is owner of Blum & Walsh Group Inc., a division of T.E. Freuler Agency in Somerset, N.J.

As an active member of PIANJ, Blum served as vice president in 2016-18; treasurer in 2015-16; and secretary in 2014-15. He also is vice president of the Membership Services/Programs and Special Olympics Golf Committees and the Women’s Business Forum. Blum also is an active member of the Executive/Budget & Finance and PIANJ Political Action Committees and he is a member of the association’s Carrier Advisory Council.

Blum was appointed as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business representing the 11th district by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11. He also was reappointed by the Department of Banking and Insurance’s then Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowski, as the PIANJ representative to the commercial and personal automobile insurance plans.

Active in his community, Blum belongs to the New Jersey Masons Azure Masada Lodge #22; Livingston area Chamber of Commerce; the Northern New Jersey Scottish Rite; The Fraternal Order of Police New Jersey Lodge #46; and the Metro Business Alliance. He also is secretary for the Canal Walk Men’s Club.

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

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