October 9, 2013 – Concord, NH
The New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents (NHAIA), the state’s predominant association of insurance agents, announced that Dean Merrill, President & CEO of Tobey & Merrill Insurance, has received the Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Presented to individuals who exhibit an exemplary commitment to community, service and industry, Merrill is only the 5th recipient of this award in the association’s history.
The award was presented by Bob Nash, President of the NHAIA, at the Association’s 114th Annual Convention, held at the Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. Merrill is New Hampshire’s National Director to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA), and has also served as Board President.
“I am honored to recognize Dean Merrill with this award for his dedication to both his community and to the insurance industry,” Nash said. “Dean is truly a leader in the NHAIA, and continues to serve as an excellent role model for what all insurance professionals should aspire to be.”
Merrill was humbled to accept the Distinguished Service Award: “I thank the Association for this tremendous honor, and I look forward to continuing the great strides we have made in helping the citizens of New Hampshire preserve and protect what matters most.”
About the New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents (NHAIA)
New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents (NHAIA), located in Concord, NH, was founded in 1899, and is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA). The goal of the association is to be a valuable resource to its members by proving a competitive advantage to retain existing customers and attract new ones.