SOURCE: E.G. Bowman

June 08, 2005 12:30 ET

Ernesta Procope Profiled as One of America's Most Innovative Insurance Agents in New Book; African-American Businesswoman Led E.G. Bowman Into Fortune 500 Market

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 8, 2005 -- Ernesta G. Procope, president and founder of America's largest minority-owned and woman-owned insurance brokerage, E.G. Bowman Company, Inc., New York City, is profiled in the new book, "The 25 Most Innovative Agents in America."

The book, published by The National Alliance for Insurance Education, cites her innovation of "tapping into the Fortune 500 market using a variety of measures despite gender and racial barriers."

"We don't use affirmative action as an excuse; we use it as an advantage," Procope says in her profile. "The only advantage is that it opens the door for you. You have to prove you know what you're doing once you walk in."

E.G. Bowman also offers innovative loss control and safety-engineering services, including planning to help clients deal with the threat of terrorism.

E.G. Bowman provides commercial property/casualty insurance, group travel-accident coverage and professional loss-control services to businesses and nonprofits of all types and sizes, including some of nation's largest and best-known organizations. On the Web: www.egbowman.com.

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas.

The book can be ordered online at http://www.scic.com/Academy/Publications/ProductivitySeries.asp.

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