WAHVE Founder Sharon Emek Awarded Highest Honor by Agent Association

May 19, 2014

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) recently awarded WAHVE’s founder, Sharon Emek, Ph.D., CIC, its highest honor: The 1882 Fellow Award.

Sharon Emek The 1882 Fellow Award “recognizes the individual member who has most significantly contributed to IIABNY, the industry and her  community,” announced the association, one of the country’s largest and most-engaged groups in the independent agent channel  with more than 1,900 agencies.

Noted IIABNY: “Emek was the second female chair of the board in the association’s history and also served on a variety of  committees at the state and national level. She was the first woman to receive the Sidney O. Smith Government Affairs Award from  the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. She is the founder of Work At Home Vintage Experts, LLC (WAHVE),  a service that makes the talents of retired insurance professionals available to insurance firms with staffing needs.”

Congratulations to Sharon – and to all the other honorees:

Read about the 1882 Fellow Award and the other leaders honored here.

The award was presented at the insurance producer organization’s leadership dinner on May 14, 2014 in Riverhead, N.Y. held      following its 132nd annual business meeting at the Hyatt Place in Riverhead, New York.



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