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Insurance Industry News from ProgramBusiness.comASCnet Honors Litwin with Leadership Award
Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet), the user group of Storefront Owner Applied Systems http://www.programbusiness.com/tracking/sftracker.asp?Sfid=140 management technology, today announced independent agent Jo Ann Litwin, president of Litwin, Castle & Christ in Orchard Park, NY, as the third annual Leadership Award recipient.
The announcement was made at ASCnet’s 19th Annual TENCon—technology, education and networking conference.
Litwin was recognized for years of industry-wide advocacy on agency-company interface issues, as well as her relentless support for elevating certain initiatives to a new critical mass, according to ASCnet President Stu Durland, vice president and co-owner of Seely & Durland, Inc. in Warwick, NY.
Durland said: “For many years, Jo Ann has been a leading advocate for agency/company interface—pushing agents to use ACORD standards and upload and download. She’s attended many industry conferences, and spent considerable time visiting agencies and companies promoting interface. Jo Ann’s involvement has helped put us where we are today. And now she’s leading us in this current phase of real-time and IVANS Transformation Station—the numbers of users and transactions have just skyrocketed because of her influence.”
Litwin has 15 years of experience in all aspects of property and casualty insurance, as well as extensive knowledge and background in information technology applications related to process-automation for independent agents. She currently holds the following positions: Region 4 Director for ASCnet; Board Liaison for the U.S. and Canadian Interface committees, ASCnet; Forms Subcommittee Chair, ACORD; and Property and Casualty Steering Committee, ACORD.
At TENCon, various companies and agents also were recognized for real-time interface. ASCnet recognized The Main Street America Group for its U.S. Download Award; Liberty RAM, U.S. Upload Award; Ohio Casualty, Interface Company of the Year; ING Insurance Co. of Canada, Canadian Interface “Pioneer” Award; SAFECO, U.S. Real-Time Personal Lines/Policy Transaction Award; Progressive, U.S. Real-Time Personal Lines Service/Inquiry Award; Frankenmuth Financial Group, U.S. Real-Time Commercial Lines/Service Inquiry Award; and St. Paul Travelers, U.S. Real-Time Commercial Lines/Policy Transaction Award.
Durland noted, “We’ve been giving out the traditional awards—the Upload and Download awards—for a long time. But this year, we’ve taken into consideration that real time is a new sort of beast. We’ve accounted for this shift by creating fresh awards. For example, ING is really pushing real time in Canada, so it is recognized by a ‘Pioneer’ award. Real time is branching out in so many ways. We need to capture it.”
Durland also announced a number of Presidential Citations:
• Donna Abramson, Western Financial Group, High River, Alberta, Canada;
• Maureen Boeing, Landmark Insurance, Cincinnati;
• Jennifer Godwin, Guaranty Insurance Services, Austin, Tex.;
• Bill McNulty, Insurance Resource Consultants, Northbrook, Ill.;
• Cindy Newman, Glenwood Insurance Agency, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and
• Carol Pickett, Clemens & Associates, Bloomington, Ill.
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