Jim Brings More Than 35 Years of Experience in the Insurance Industry to the Premier Association for NYS Insurance Agents & Brokers
Syracuse, New York, July 22, 2019 – Big I New York is proud to welcome Jim Lombardo as the association's AVP of Learning and Development. Lombardo will be responsible for expanding the association's strong education and research offerings to meet the needs and expectations of 21st century learning.
“Simply put, I want Big I New York to be the first and only place where any independent agent goes for education, knowledge, research, and support," Lombardo says. “Our education department will leverage our first-class research and government relations areas to create content our agent/members can use and apply to their everyday operations."
Lombardo joins the team from AmeriCU Insurance Services, LLC, where he served as the Chief Operating Manager. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Geneseo and his MBA from SUNY Empire State. He holds the CPCU, AAI, and AIM designations, and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, including serving as an adjunct instructor for Mohawk Valley Community College, Bryant and Stratton, Utica School of Commerce, Keuka ASAP, LeMoyne College and Big I New York.
“Jim's successful track record on the carrier and agency side coupled with his experience and passion for insurance education are unique," says Lisa Lounsbury, Big I New York President and CEO. “He is well positioned to understand the development needs within the industry and deliver on innovative ways to serve today and tomorrow's learner."
As AVP of Learning and Development, Lombardo looks forward to teaching and supporting agents, as well as helping the insurance industry develop new talent. Big I New York will have your back with high-quality classes and webinars, utilizing technology for ease of registration and participation, and reaching into schools and colleges to encourage the next generation of insurance agency personnel.
About Big I NY
Big I New York exists to fulfill the educational, political, and business interests of our more than 1,750 agencies and their 13,000 plus employees.
We believe independent insurance agents serve customers best with trusted advice and the right coverage options to protect what matters most. Our member independent insurance agents and brokers can provide consumers with a choice of products from more than one insurance company and in turn give consumers unrivaled service, and the best auto, homeowner, and business coverage to meet their changing needs. In addition, most Big I New York members proudly identify themselves as Trusted Choice® agents and brokers, a national consumer brand uniting more than 21,000 independent agencies across the United States.
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