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McFadden named PIANY's MetroRAP Industry Professional of the Year

GLENMONT, N.Y.-The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State presented Rene McFadden, CIC, CLP, of Distinguished Programs, with its Industry Professional of the Year award at the annual Metropolitan Regional Awareness Program. The event is being held at a new location-The Roosevelt Hotel today.

This award recognizes an individual from an insurance company, general agency, managing general agency or other insurance industry profession, who has demonstrated qualities that foster a strong working relationship with agents and brokers, and who has exemplified a commitment to professionalism and service.

"Throughout her career, McFadden has demonstrated a respect for her colleagues and customers in the insurance industry," said Gene Sandy, CIC, PIANY president. "This award reflects her dedication to the insurance industry where she has built a reputation for professionalism."

McFadden, a graduate of St. Johns University and mother of three, is a licensed property/casualty broker in the states of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Active in PIANY, she serves as vice chair of the associations MetroRAP Committee. She also is a member of PIANYs Advisory Council and the Young Insurance Professionals, organization dedicated to the professional and personal growth of newcomers to the insurance industry and an affiliate of PIANY. As an active member of the industry, she sits on the board of the Insurance Brokers Association of the State of New York, she chairs its awards committee, which serves to recognize our industrys emerging leaders. McFadden also is active with the Council of Insurance Brokers of Greater New York. She currently holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation as well as Target Markets Certified Programs Leader designation.

MetroRAP is PIANYs first Regional Awareness Program scheduled for the year-two more are scheduled for 2016; on Long Island in May and the Hudson Valley in October.  

Other highlights of the daylong event include an expansive trade show and the keynote/awards luncheon. A Welcome Reception hosted by the NY-YIP Wednesday evening, Jan. 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm., to kick off the event at Connollys/Time Square, 121 West 45th St., New York, NY. Register for the NY-YIP reception at

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