4th Annual Golden Gala Awards Night

The Connecticut Young Insurance Professionals rolled out the red carpet at Anthony’s Oceanview in New Haven, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, to honor individuals and companies with a passion for insurance excellence. These industry-wide awards recognized extraordinary contributions including, technological advancement, innovation, lifetime achievement and more.

We also were honored this year to present the 2017 Jim Goodman Lifetime Achievement award to Robert Shanley, CIC of Nicholson Associates.

Congratulations to all of our award winners.

Community Service

Servpro of Meriden & Branford/Shoreline, CT

Market Innovation of the Year

Paradiso Insurance

Digital Agency of the Year

Durango Insurance Agency

Industry Awareness award

Georgetown Financial

Green and Groovy award

Rabbett Insurance

MGA of the Year

XS Brokers

CTYIP would like to thank all of our generous sponsors:

An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. These organizations support CTYIP and believe in its mission. The 4th annual Golden Gala Awards night was sponsored by:

Event sponsor

Paradiso Insurance


Renaissance Alliance

Step & Repeat

United Cleaning & Restoration/Reficio

Open bar

Berliner-Gelfand & Co.
Bouvier Insurance
Georgetown Financial Group
Johnson & Johnson
Olderman & Hallihan
Philadelphia Insurance Co.
The Russell Insurance Agency
SCU Middletown

Cigar bar

MJ Keating
Paradiso Insurance
Quincy Mutual


Di Matteo Group Insurance
The Stone Agency


Disaster Restoration Services


2017 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year: Crystal Cathcart

We thank all our sponsors and attendees for making the night a success.