William F. Hofmann, III

The 2002 Insurance Professional of the Year

William F. Hofmann, III


Bill’s contributions, both to the insurance community and to the larger community, have been exemplary. After completing his education at the Lawrenceville School, Boston University, and Suffolk University, he worked in successively responsible positions in the insurance industry and now is Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the Provider Insurance Group, Inc. of Belmont, Massachusetts.

In 1978, he became a member of the Board of Directors of what was then the Independent Insurance Agents of Massachusetts–he served as President of that association in 1987. Bill’s efforts on behalf of independent agents continued as he became increasingly active in the affairs of the Independent Insurance Agents of America. His extraordinary talents, skills, and commitment to the “Big I” were recognized as he was elected Vice President in 1998, President-Elect in 1999, and President in 2000.

Bill’s association work is complemented by community involvement, including active participation in Belmont’s Religious Council, Red Cross, Chamber of Commerce, Boosters Club, Youth Soccer and Basketball programs, Town Meeting, Warrant Committee, and Board of Registrars of Voters. He is also a member of the Belmont Town and Massachusetts state Republican Committees.

Bill was selected to receive this award in recognition of the outstanding services he has provided in promoting the interest of the public and the insurance profession.