National Association of Insurance Women New York City Chapter

May 21, 2010 13:00 ET

National Association of Insurance Women New York City Chapter Recognizes Outstanding Achievers at 52nd Annual Industry Recognition Luncheon

Jill Arnold, Business Development Director at AXA Art appointed to 2nd term as Chapter's President

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) - The National Association of Insurance Women New York City Chapter (NAIW, NYC) paid tribute to outstanding female achievers in the insurance industry at its annual recognition and award luncheon. The ceremony was held at The Tribecca Rooftop Garden in New York City, today.

Since 1976. NAIW has presented the Helen M. Garvin Award to women who have demonstrated leadership, professionalism, and exceptional service in the industry. Helen M. Garvin was founder of the association and dedicated to the advancement of professional insurance women.

This year, NAIW, NYC granted the award for Outstanding Achiever to Kathleen Tierney, Senior Vice President at Chubb. The Enterprising Achiever Award went to Erin M. Kennedy, Sales and Risk Consultant at Marsh. In addition, in line with the associations mission of advancing learning and professional development , The Taylor Colicchio and Silverman Scholarship was awarded to Karen Belanich of Arch Insurance to assist in advancing her professional development in reinsurance. 

The Chapter's current president, Jill Arnold, Business Development Director at global art insurance specialist, AXA Art, has been appointed to a second term. Ms. Arnold expressed her strong desire to use the second term "to continue to reinforce the strong values of giving back to the community in which we do business" , she sees this "as the true measure of our success."

The National Association of Insurance Women supports Dress for Success, CancerCare and Sanctuary for Families.

The National Association of Insurance women is made up of insurance professionals dedicated to development of leaders in the insurance industry. Nearly 13,000 members belong to local associations across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

For more information about NAIW, NYC, please visit the website at

Contact Information

  • This year's NAIW, NYC industry recognition
    event was chaired by Michele Deninno,
    Vice President, DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.
    420 Lexington Avenue - Suite 2700
    New York, NY 10170
    Please direct questions to Ms. Deninno at:
    212-297-1420 or Mobile: 917-379-8928
    212-573-0595 (FAX)