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Peter Thornton Named First PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year

An ecstatic Peter Thornton, CIC, vice president of theThornton Agency in Parsippany, New Jersey, is presentedwith a check for $500 by Walter J. Gdowski, President...
April 11, 2006


An ecstatic Peter Thornton, CIC, vice president of the
Thornton Agency in Parsippany, New Jersey, is presented
with a check for $500 by Walter J. Gdowski, President &
CEO of the Rough Notes Company. Moments earlier Thornton
was named the first ever PIA National Young Insurance
Professional of the Year.

Peter Thornton, CIC, vice president of the Thornton Agency in Parsippany, New Jersey has been named the 2006 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. The award was presented during a luncheon April 8 in Arlington, Virginia.

"I've been reading a lot lately about how much George Washington shaped the office of the presidency, and how lucky America is that it chose well the first time," said PIA National Secretary/Assistant Treasurer Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq., who presented the award. "Likewise, I'm proud that PIA chose so well when it selected the first national YIP of the Year."

"By selecting Peter Thornton as the 2006 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year, PIA demonstrates the high level of commitment and achievement this award is designed to reflect," Auerbach said.

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award was sponsored by Rough Notes magazine. The President & CEO of the Rough Notes Company, Walter J. Gdowski, attended the ceremony.  In announcing the inauguration of the award in January, Gdowski noted, "Attracting more young people to join our industry is a critical mission. We are pleased to join with the PIA to recognize the outstanding young insurance professionals who are making our industry their career choice."

2006 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Peter Thornton, CIC, vice president of the Thornton Agency in Parsippany, New Jersey with PIA National President Ray L. Peretti.

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