Trenton, NJ – On October 22nd, Big I New Jersey performed the installation of the 2018-2020 board of directors during its 125th Anniversary event.
The national chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or Big I), Joe Leahy, swore in the board of directors, including officers, Chairman Michael L. Razze, of McMahon Agency Inc. in Ocean City, Vice Chairman Hal W. Soden, Jr., of Oliver L.E. Soden Agency in Jamesburg, Immediate Past Chairman, Gerald F. Ford, III, of Allen & Stults Company in Hightstown, and National Director, L. Scott Stanford, of The Stanford Agency in Tinton Falls.
During his inaugural address, Razze reflected on the past 125 years of the association, while looking forward at the opportunities that lay ahead.
“Michael is in an incredible position to take the helm as chairman of the board,” said Sheri Acconzo, Big I New Jersey president and CEO. “His longevity as a board member and committee volunteer, coupled with his genuine interest in driving our industry forward, will play a key role in how he leads Big I New Jersey. It’s an exciting time for us and I couldn’t have asked for a better chairman to take us into the next chapter.”
The 125th Anniversary event, which began on Sunday evening, brought together nearly 300 industry executives, including chairmen and presidents who presided over the association from the past four decades.
About Big I New Jersey
Established in 1893, and based in Trenton, NJ, the non-profit Big I New Jersey represents hundreds of locations and thousands of independent insurance agents and employees in local communities throughout New Jersey. These agents and brokers offer all lines of personal and business insurance, including, property, casualty, life, and health from a variety of insurance companies. This diversity enables flexibility, customization, competitive pricing and advocacy for the end consumer. Big I New Jersey members are Trusted Choice® agents committed to providing a high level of responsive, ethical, courteous and personalized customer service. Big I New Jersey is the state association for the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers. For more information, visit www.BigINJ.org.