The APIG Kennedys Frank Earl Award is awarded in recognition of excellence in the professional lines sector of the insurance industry on a biennial basis.
APIG would like to congratulate Jane Pochon of AIG for winning the 2016 APIG Kennedys Frank Earl award.
Jane received the Kennedys sponsored award in recognition of her excellence in the professional lines sector of the insurance industry, and her leadership, innovation and commitment to continued professional development.
Jane was presented with an engraved trophy, and is the recipient of a financial scholarship to enable her pursuit of further educational endeavours. The prize also includes a trip to NYC to attend the PLUS conference in February 2017. Congratulations once again to Jane on receiving this notable market award.
Criteria for evaluation
Frank Earl personified HONESTY, INTEGRITY and TRANSPARENCY in his exemplary career. He considered these to be core characteristics fundamental not only to individual success but to that of this distinguished industry as a whole.
Accordingly, the core criteria for evaluation of nominees for the APIG Kennedys Frank Earl Award will be their demonstrated commitment to honesty, integrity and transparency.
Specifically, the winner must conduct themselves in their day-to-day work and more broadly as a participant in the industry in a manner which consistently reflects Frank Earl’s core characteristics. Nominees overall professionalism in their service to the industry, including their leadership, innovation and creativity, and commitment to continued professional development, further education and mentorship, will all be considered.
Eligibility for nomination
Any participant in the professional lines sector of the insurance industry who is a member of APIG is eligible for nomination. There are no restrictions on age, role or number of years of service. Nominations are open to underwriters, brokers and claims personnel, from insurers and reinsurers, as well as consultants, advisers and lawyers, among others.
Nominations must be accompanied by a short statement and resume which outlines why the nominee should be awarded the Kennedys Frank Earl Award for excellence in the professional lines sector of the insurance industry. It is upon this statement and investigations undertaken by the evaluation committee after all nominations have been received that a decision will be made as to the winner.
Evaluation of nominations
The evaluation committee will assess each nomination against the criteria outlined above.
The evaluation committee will include:
- the APIG Kennedys Frank Earl Award Chair,
- the APIG National President,
- each of the Presidents of the APIG State Committees,
- the APIG National Secretary, and
- the APIG National Conference Committee Chair,
- a representative from Kennedys.
The winner of the next Kennedys Frank Earl Award will be presented with an engraved trophy and given a financial scholarship to enable the winner to undertake further educational endeavours.
Past Winners of the APIG Kennedys Frank Earl Award
For details of the past winners, please click on their names.
Ewen McKay – 2013
Robert Beaton – 2011
APIG wishes to thank Kennedys for their generous support of the 2016 award.