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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2009
Contact: Melissa N. Cibelli
or Mary E. Christiano (800) 424-4244

PIWA appoints Cruz to board

GLENMONT, N.Y.-The Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association of New York State Inc. appointed Maya Cruz, CPCU, vice president, All Risk/CESI LLC, to its board of directors.

Cruz started in the industry working in a two week, temporary position for the Continental and Marmorstein Agencies, Paramus, N.J. She was hired full-time as a clerk, and eventually became an underwriter. In 1999, Cruz was selected as vice president for the CESI Agency in New York City. Quickly becoming acquainted with the New York market, she was integral to the successful November 2001 merger of her agency and All Risk Associates Ltd., now known as All Risk/CESI of New York City.

            Active in the industry, Cruz has served on a number of professional committees and boards including: good works chairperson, New Jersey Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriters; director, New Jersey Surplus Lines Association; and board member, New Jersey Young Insurance Professionals. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English from William Paterson College, Wayne, N.J. and lives in Rutherford, N.J.

Established in 1978, the Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association of New York State Inc. is a trade association of New York state insurance wholesalers serving retail insurance producers with specialty and excess lines markets.

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