Edward Murray, chairman of Murray and Zuckerman, a Schenectady, New York-based wholesale life insurance brokerage agency, received the Douglas H. Mooers Award for Excellence at the 24th annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies recently in Phoenix.
Named after a founding member of NAILBA, the Mooers Award recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of service not only to the life insurance business and to the wholesale brokerage community, but also through their contributions and services to one’s fellow man and to society in general. Murray is one of only 19 honorees to receive the prestigious Mooers Award in NAILBA’s 24-year history.
Murray and his partner, Gordon Zuckerman, built the Murray and Zuckerman agency into a leading wholesale life brokerage agency.
Murray is a former chairman of NAILBA and served for several years as treasurer. He currently represents NAILBA on the board of directors of the LIFE foundation. He is also involved with other brokerage organizations such as Sub-Centers and serves as treasurer of The Marketing Alliance.
Murray’s 34-year insurance career began in 1971 with John Hancock, followed by a career change with the Colonial (The Chubb) Group and then into the wholesale brokerage agency business.