N.Y. Big ‘I’ Promotes Lounsbury, 5 Other Staff Members

August 5, 2005

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York Inc. recently announced the promotion of six staff members at the statewide trade association, effective Aug.1.

IIABNY, which represents more than 18,000 employees at 1,900 agency locations, named Lisa Lounsbury as president of IAAC, the association’s for-profit subsidiary. Lounsbury joined IIABNY in 1999. She will also continue to serve the suburban Syracuse-based organization as senior vice president.

Kathy Glahn, a 24-year IIABNY employee, was promoted to assistant vice president of information systems. Most recently, Glahn served as director of information systems for the association.

Tim Dodge, IIABNY’s director of research, will continue in that role and add management responsibilities for the association’s external communications directed at the insurance industry, business and consumer media. Dodge joined IIABNY in 2002.

Former marketing and sales representatives Brian Bixby and Chris Taylor were also elevated. Bixby, who joined IIABNY in 2001, is the association’s newly appointed membership sales and service manager. Taylor was promoted to marketing manager after serving two years as marketing and employee benefit specialist.

Receptionist Katie Palmer, an IIABNY employee since November 2004, has added office coordinator to her job responsibilities. Palmer will support administrative activities within the IIABNY staff.

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