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Nominations Accepted for 2017 ITA Bridge Award

Robert Regis Hyle | November 16, 2016

The Insurance Technology Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 ITA Bridge Award to honor both insurance IT leaders and their counterparts on the business side. Nomination forms can be found here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 9, and the award will be presented at the third annual ITA LIVE conference from March 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The winners will lead a session at ITA LIVE on the work they have done to earn the ITA Bridge Award. They also will be interviewed and photographed for the cover story for the March 2017 edition of ITA Pro magazine.

The ITA Bridge Award is presented to both an IT leader and a business executive or executives in any of the insurance industry business functions for a North American insurance carrier. The 2016 winners were James Sullivan, Tom Campana, and Jeff Martin of The Motorists Insurance Group. The 2015 winners were Gary Ouellette and Lisa Keysar of Union Mutual of Vermont.

Nominations can be made by insurance companies, software solution providers, and industry consultants. The award is not reflective of a single software implementation, but rather a long-term connectivity between the business unit and IT that demonstrates how an insurance company can operate effectively.

Nominations should include the names and titles of the representatives from IT and the specific business unit or units. A short description (no more than 500 words) should be included that addresses the collaboration efforts of the nominees and how their efforts provided positive benefits for the insurance carrier. The nomination should include a contact name in case further information is needed.

Winners will be determined by the leadership of the ITA with input from members of the ITA Advisory Board. For more information, contact Jim Daggett, executive director of the ITA at or at 631-241-3301.

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