Valhalla, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
USI Insurance Services (“USI”) announced that former West Virginia Governor W. Gaston Caperton, III, was honored recently by the YMCA of Kanawha Valley with its Spirit of the Valley award during the 30th annual Support Campaign fundraising event at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia. The Governor was chosen for his lifetime of community service efforts that have not only been close to home but across the state of West Virginia.
Following the acquisition of 40 Wells Fargo Insurance brokerage and consulting locations across the United States, Governor Caperton was named senior advisor to USI to advance the Company’s growth strategy for its West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia offices.
Michael J. Sicard, USI’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: “Throughout his career, Governor Caperton has demonstrated a passion and commitment to making West Virginia a better place to live and grow. It’s quite fitting that as one of our newest members of the USI family, Gaston receives this award while we celebrate 20 for 20: USI Gives Back, a month long event that promotes local volunteerism among each of our 140 offices to commemorate our 20th Anniversary. As each of us engages in community service across the country, we look at Gaston’s lifetime of contributions, his generosity and his constant concern for others for inspiration and motivation.”
The Spirit of the Valley Award recognizes those individuals who go above and beyond in community service. The money raised at the 30th annual Support Campaign fundraiser event helps members of the community get access to childcare, programs and facilities. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The inscription on the Spirit of the Valley Award reads, “For charity and wisdom, patience and humility,” and is taken from the admonition of the good Saint Francis. For more information, visit http://www.ymcawv.org.
About USI Insurance Services
USI is the 3rd largest privately held insurance broker, the 4th largest privately held commercial lines broker in the United States, and the 13th largest insurance brokerage firm in the world. USI is also the 2nd largest privately held personal lines broker in the United States(2) and the 7th largest benefits broker ranked by global benefits revenue. With more than 4,000 dedicated, experienced and innovative professionals, USI is a leader in middle market property-casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, retirement, program and specialty business. USI has been recognized for its innovation by Information Week 500 the last three years and Best’s Review January 2014 Innovation Showcase. USI is headquartered in Valhalla, N.Y. and operates out of more than 140 offices across the United States. Additional information about USI may be found at http://www.usi.biz.
1 Business Insurance Largest Privately Owned Brokers, July 21, 2014
2 Insurance Journal Top 50 Privately Held Personal Lines (excludes non standard auto brokers-aggregators) and Privately Held Commercial Lines Leader Ranking 2013
3 Best's Review's Leader Issue July 2014, Top Global Insurance Brokers Ranking
4 Business Insurance Largest Benefits Brokers, July 21, 2014