FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Insurance Brokers’ Association of the State of New York Elects New President NEW YORK, NY (4/21/21) – Renée A. McFadden, CIC, CPL, Vice President and Sales Executive of Distinguished Programs, has been elected to serve as president of the Insurance Brokers’ Association of the State of New York.

 Ms. McFadden was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, appointed to the Executive Committee in 2017 and sworn in   as president on April 21, 2021.

 Renee McFadden Press Release

 “It is my esteemed honor to be elected president and have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of many impactful industry professionals. I look forward to working with the board and serving the members of this illustrious organization. Notwithstanding the challenges the past year has presented, the Board remains committed to engaging our member companies by delivering educational programming which impacts our industry; rewarding and awarding our industry’s emerging leaders as well as veterans; identifying professional development and revenue growth opportunities by way of networking; and continuing to be a resource on legislative and regulatory matters affecting our industry. It’s to the Insurance  Brokers Association of New York’s credit that we continue to rise to the occasion by navigating virtually while evaluating  future opportunities to gather, with the safety of our members in mind.”


IBANY membership currently includes more than 40 Broker and Associate member companies throughout the greater New   York Metropolitan area, representing thousands of insurance professionals.


 Ms. McFadden is Vice President and NY/NJ Sales Executive at Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program   manager providing specialized insurance programs to independent brokers and agents with specific expertise in Real Estate including Community Associations, Hospitality and Restaurants. Ms. McFadden is a multi-state licensed property/casualty insurance broker. Prior to Distinguished Programs, for close to 10 years, Ms. McFadden represented multinational insurance carriers, such as Wausau Insurance and Royal & SunAlliance.


Ms. McFadden earned her bachelor’s degree in Law from St. John’s University. She also holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) designations, respectively from The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors and The Target Markets Programs Administrators Association.


In 2016, Ms. McFadden was named Industry Professional of the Year by Professional Insurance Agents of NY and served as the 2017 and 2018 Metropolitan Regional Awareness Program committee chair. She currently chairs the awards committee of The Insurance Brokers’ Association of the State of New York (IBANY), which serves to recognize our industry’s emerging leaders. Ms. McFadden is also a member of the National African American Insurance Association’s (NAAIA) New York Chapter.


About IBANY: For more than a century, the Insurance Brokers’ Association of the State of New York (IBANY) has represented the interests of the New York Metro insurance marketplace. Overseen by a volunteer board of highly influential brokers, IBANY provides a platform for education, professional development and networking, serving all generations of the insurance industry, including top level executives, experienced professionals and emerging leaders.


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