NJYIP Awards Gala

New Jersey Young Insurance Professionals rolled out the red carpet at the Sheraton in Edison, N.J. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, to honor individuals with a passion for insurance excellence. These industry-wide awards recognized extraordinary contributions including, NJYIP Lifetime Acheivment award, NJ YIP of the Year and the Company Person of the Year.

Congratulations to all of our award winners.

Lifetime Acheivment award

Robin Suydam, Assured Partners, President of Suydam Insurance Operations, first president of NJYIP and the first female president of PIANJ.

NJYIP of the Year award

Tom Wilkens, Branch Manager and Director of McGowan Risk Specialists

Company Person of the Year award

Gregory E. Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Selective Insurance Group, Inc.

NJYIP would like to thank all of our generous sponsors:

An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. These organizations support NJYIP and believe in its mission. The NJYIP Awards Gala night was sponsored by:

Presenting sponsor

Selective Insurance Group

Event sponsor

Agency Network Exchange

Centerpieces sponsor

Franklin Mutual Insurance

Cocktail hour sponsor

Scirocco Group Insurance

Entertainment/DJ sponsor


Photo booth sponsor

Plymouth Rock Assurance

Awards sponsor

The Insurance Centers

Bar sponsors

Imperial PFS
Johnson & Johnson
Otterstedt Insurance Agency

Red carpet sponsor

Excess Line Association of New York

Favors sponsor

True & Associates

Ice cream bar sponsors

Farmers Mutual of Salem
The Insurance Centers

Food station sponsors

Farmers Mutual of Salem
The Insurance Centers
Service Company LLC

We thank all our sponsors and attendees for making the night a success.

Scenes from the event