May 5, 2014
Birner to accept LIRAP Distinguished Insurance Service award
GLENMONT, N.Y.–The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc. will present Robert Birner of Manhassat, N.Y., with its Distinguished Insurance Service award at the 30th Annual Long Island Regional Awareness Program, May, 1, 2014. The event will be held at a new location, Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y.
"Bob is admired and respected by his peers and colleagues in the industry. This award recognizes his long-standing commitment to the insurance industry," said Alan Plafker, CPIA, president of PIANY.
Birner has been in the insurance industry for more than 55 years, beginning with Consolidated Mutual Insurance Co., in 1957. He has been with Morstan General Agency for the past 24 years, working in the marketing department.
In addition to the presentation of the Distinction of Professionalism awards, PIANYs LIRAP also will feature Bob Nystrom, former New York Islander, who will present the keynote address.
Participants also will have access to a sold-out trade show and networking opportunities throughout the day. The day also will include timely education sessions approved for continuing education credits. Participants can attend the education session Certificates of Insurance–N.Y. Construction Changes in the morning and Ethical Issues in E&O in the afternoon.
PIANY is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout the state.