52747213355 48c452ee50 kNEW YORK, NY – The Insurance Brokers’ Association of the State of New York (IBANY) honored Ricky Jones of Travelers as its Insurance Person of the Year at its annual breakfast on Thursday, March 9, at the Union League Club in New York City. Jones was recognized for his engagement in the New York Metro insurance industry, positive contributions to the advancement of the industry, encouragement and fostering of young adults entering the field, and participation in IBANY’s community and service activities.

With more than 30 years in the profession, Jones is a servant leader and has held numerous leadership roles. As a longtime Travelers employee, he currently serves as Regional President for the Metro NY & NJ Region, working closely with the area’s independent agents. He is responsible for the overall strategic and financial management of agencies and for supporting business units in driving profitable growth, including expansion of products by line and development of new production sources for the Metro Region. He also assists with strategic initiatives that help improve the ease of doing business for Travelers distributors. In addition, Jones is an influential leader in advancing the industry’s diversity efforts and community initiatives.

IBANY President Renée A. McFadden, CIC, CPL, Vice President and Regional Sales Executive for Distinguished Programs Group, said, “Ricky has been a mentor and advocate for young professionals in the insurance industry, as well as a leader in the crusade for diversity, equity and inclusion. The association is thrilled to honor him as the 2022 Insurance Person of the Year.”