(NEENAH, Wis.) – Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognized its top agencies and agents during the annual awards ceremony held at their National Sales Conference.
President’s Club & Centerstone Circle
Agencies were named to the President’s Club and Centerstone Circle in recognition of their efforts to serve Jewelers Mutual policyholders. President’s Club and Centerstone Circle agents are characterized by their excellence in jewelers block expertise and their efforts to serve Jewelers Mutual policyholders.
“Each year, we recognize our top agents for the outstanding service they provide our policyholder members,” said Jewelers Mutual’s President and CEO, Scott Murphy. “Jewelers Mutual agents are vital to our business, and most of all, they’re trusted by our jewelers. They are experienced, knowledgeable and committed to the jewelry industry we serve.”
The following agencies were recognized as members of the President’s Club and Centerstone Circle:
CAI Insurance Agency
Child-Genovese Insurance Agency Inc.
Clockwork Insurance Services Inc
Insurance Specialists of VA, Inc
MJM Global Insurance Brokerage Group Inc
Mountain States Ins Marketing
The Clippinger Insurance Agency
The Insurance Marketplace
The Signature Group LLC
All American Insurance Inc
AP Intego Insurance Group LLC
Associated Agencies Inc
CJB Insurance Services
JM Insurance Services LLC
Judy Carter & Associates LLC
M L Cutler & Company Inc
Riemer Insurance Group
Roach Howard Smith & Barton Inc.
Robert G Carroll & Associates
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc
William Adams & Associates Inc.
3 named to Agent Hall of Fame
Three agents were inducted into Jewelers Mutual’s Agents Hall of Fame.
Roy Johnson of CAI Insurance Agency, Inc., Renee Merhige of MJM Global Insurance Brokerage Group, Inc., and Len Zwas (pictured left to right) of The Insurance Marketplace joined the exclusive group of expert agents.
“Jewelers Mutual agents are the leading jewelers block insurance experts, and this year’s Hall of Fame inductees are some of our most experienced agents,” said Scott Murphy, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. “Roy, Renee and Len are all valued partners, proving to be experienced, knowledgeable, passionate and loyal. They should be proud of their success with Jewelers Mutual.”
Members of the Agent Hall of Fame are recognized for their commitment to excellence in serving the jewelry industry and Jewelers Mutual’s policyholders. They are regarded by the company as trusted advisors, demonstrating outstanding expertise in the areas of underwriting and loss prevention. Many have also served as mentors to fellow agents.
Last year, Bob Carroll, Rick Franchi, Kent McClenahan, Karen Signorino and Rhea Van Hook were the first inductees to Jewelers Mutual Agent Hall of Fame. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has partnered with agents to serve its commercial lines policyholders since 1934.
2015 Legacy Award goes to Karen Signorino
For more than 30 years, Karen Signorino of JM Insurance Services, LLC* has represented Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company as a licensed agent with extensive experience in jewelers block coverage, and she was recognized for her outstanding achievements as the 2015 recipient of the company’s Legacy Award. The Legacy Award was presented before an audience of her agent peers by Patrick Drummond, chief sales officer.
“When I was introduced to Karen Signorino, I was struck by her passion for the jewelry industry and her history of success with Jewelers Mutual,” said Scott Murphy, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. “Karen is an absolute expert on all aspects of jewelry insurance, and she stands out among our team as one of the most committed, most loyal, and most talented agents.”
Signorino stated: “I am both humbled and honored by this Legacy Award. I have been truly blessed over the years with the opportunity Jewelers Mutual gives me to serve the jewelry industry. When I started in the jewelry insurance field over 30 years ago, I had no way of knowing that I would meet so many wonderful people and build such long lasting relationships with my clients and colleagues.”
Signorino began her career representing jewelers working for a small independent agency, McNary and McNary. In 1984, George McNary sold his agency to Marsh & McLennan, Inc., and she continued her career serving the jewelry industry, while employed by Marsh.
In 2000, Jewelers Mutual purchased Karen’s book of business which helped launch Jewelers Mutual’s subsidiary, JM Insurance Services, LLC. With Signorino’s sales leadership, the agency has expanded beyond California to serve jewelers in seven additional states including Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Washington, Alaska, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
As her career progressed, she achieved many professional designations including CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CRM (Certified Risk Manager).
Karen is a devoted member of numerous industry organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California and has been a prior board member of the California Jewelers Association. In 2014, she was recognized by 24 Karat Club with the Excellence in Service Award. She is also a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association, Northern California Chapter. She also supports numerous charities and community service organizations.
Signorino has been married to her husband, John, for 44 years. They have two grown children, Nicole and Daniel, and two granddaughters, Lilyann and Annalee.
*dba JMI Insurance Services in California
For more information on how you can protect your jewelry business with a policy from Jewelers Mutual or to find an agent in your area, call 800-558-6411 or e-mail YourInsuranceExpert@jminsure.com.