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Travelers Announces the 2013 Personal Insurance Agent of the Year Awards

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Travelers Announces the 2013 Personal Insurance Agent of the Year Awards

12:05 EDT Thursday, April 25, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Travelers recently presented its prestigious Agent of the Year Award to 16 of its top Personal Insurance independent agents. The agents were recognized for their strong commitment to Travelers, achieving long-term profitable growth and for providing first-class customer service.

The honorees accepted the award at Travelers' annual Personal Insurance leadership conference for its top independent agents and brokers.

“The Agent of the Year award honors business leaders who have attained the highest standard of success in our industry,” said Greg Toczydlowski, President of Personal Insurance for Travelers. “We are proud of their accomplishments and truly value the partnership we have developed over the years.”

The following are the Agent of the Year Award recipients for their respective region:

Greg Ahbe, TAG-The Ahbe Group, Centennial, CO.

Thomas Bagley III, Andersen, Bagley & Mayo, Westminster, MA.

Steven Bender, Creative Insurance Solutions, Rockville, MD.

Bill Biggs, Biggs Insurance, Vancouver, WA.

Eric Blew, Pennsylvania Insurance Alliance, Inc., Allentown, PA.

Brent Cross, Cross Insurance, Bangor, ME.

Rhonda Graber, Bollinger, Inc., Short Hills, NJ.

Thomas Halvorson, Halvorson Insurance, Tucson, AZ.

Bruce Humphrey, PCG Agencies, Inc., St. Paul, MN.

Tim Hyland, AHA Insurance Network, Louisville, KY.

John Rodway, Ares Insurance Brokerage, Sherman Oaks, CA.

Charles Rollins, Rollins Agency, Rye Brook, NY.

Mary Russell, Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc., Fort Worth, TX.

Randy Sparks, Sparks Agency, Knoxville, TN.

Ben Taylor, Assure Alliance, Spartanburg, SC.

Ron Zickert, Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, MN.

About Travelers
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage sold primarily through independent agents and brokers. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. The company generated revenues of approximately $26 billion in 2012. For more information, visit

Gary Griffin, 860-954-1371

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