The first year I started at the library was also the first year the library hosted The Insurance Professional of the Year Award Ceremony (for a history of the award please refer to this post). It’s with much pride that we’ve reached the 10th anniversary of this award!

It turns out that classically 10th anniversaries aren’t anything particularly special (they’re not golden, or silver, just tin or aluminum). It is a notable achievement for the library, though. This year is the first year that a person from the greater New England area has been selected to receive the award. It is also the first year the award has been given to a woman.

The Library is happy to announce that this year’s winner is Sandra G. Parrillo, CPCU, President and CEO of The Providence Mutual of Providence, Rhode Island and its subsidiary Providence Plantations Insurance Company. Ms. Parrillo is very active in the insurance industry nationally, including in her role as Director and Chairman of The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), as well as in her local community. A brief biography may be found on our website.

If you’d like to join the library in a letter of congratulations to Ms. Parillo, you’re welcome to “sign” a letter which will be printed in the October 14th, 2011 edition of The Standard by going to our website. You can also register now for a seat or a table for the October 21, 2011 event at the same time, if you’d like. The options are listed on the left side of the ecommerce section of our website under the title: Insurance Professional of the Year Award Ceremony Reservations. We will be sending out an official email announcement about the event next week followed by printed invitations sometime next month. We thank all of you for the continued support which has made the past ten years possible!