SAN Group announces 2021 award winners

Three member agencies are recognized for exemplary performance and achievements

SAN Group announces 2021 award winners

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Satellite Agency Network Group (SAN Group) has announced its 2021 award winners, recognizing three member agencies for their exemplary performance and achievements. The awards were announced during SAN Group’s annual meeting, held virtually May 05.

The SAN President’s Club Award was presented to HMS Agency of Albany, N.Y. The award is given to a SAN Group member agency each year in recognition of consistent growth, superior customer service, and their working relationship with the wider alliance.

“HMS Agency has reached and sustained a high level of achievement over the years, with exceptional business performance and growth and an impressive return on investment,” said Larry Rose, senior vice president of sales and distribution for SAN Group. “The agency drives a high percentage of business to strategic partner companies, conducts their business with high moral standards, and is committed to the community.”

HMS Agency principals Stephen Mather and William Mather Jr. (pictured below) accepted the award.

“SAN has been a great partner for the last 18 years, and we’re looking forward to many more years of working together,” William Mather Jr. said.

W.J. Stewart Insurance Agency of Raymond, N.H., won the Outstanding Community Service Award. Brent Norris (pictured below), president of W.J. Stewart Insurance Agency, accepted the award for the firm.

“Brent realizes that as a community insurance agent, it’s not just about selling insurance,” said David Collins, agency development field specialist for SAN Group. “It’s also about giving back to the community for all the wonderful things they have given to you.”

Benjamin J. Rodgers Insurance of Woodbury, Conn., was named Digital Agency of the year in recognition of its adoption of digital tools for sales, marketing, operations and service.

“2020 was a trying year for all of us,” said agency owner Ben Rodgers (pictured below). “We were able to leverage certain aspects of technology and automation to make our lives a little bit easier. Thank you to SAN Group for recognizing our efforts. Here’s to a great year.”

SAN Group is an alliance of independent insurance agents in the Northeast, with more than 390 member agencies across eight states writing more than $941.8 million in total combined premium. SAN is the founding member of SIAA, the largest alliance of independent insurance agencies in the nation.

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