Phyllis Hanesworth, senior claims representative for the Liverpool, N.Y. office of American International Group, Inc., was named the Insurance Person of Distinction during the 46th annual Syracuse Insurance Day Conference recently.
Central New York’s largest insurance event recognized Hanesworth for her work and contributions both professionally and civically.
Hanesworth rose through the ranks of the Syracuse-area insurance industry, beginning with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., where she served as a legal negotiator and in management positions. After 20 years, Hanesworth left Nationwide for Wausau Insurance.
She is a member of the Syracuse Insurance Professionals, elected its president in 1994 and Insurance Woman of the Year, 1995. Currently, Hanesworth is president of the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs, and former member of the Syracuse Insurance Day Conference committee.
Hanesworth is also second vice president of the Syracuse Xi Chapter of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, which is affiliated with the National Council of Negro Women, the incoming president of the Syracuse Claims Association and a past president of Central New York Business and Professional Women.
In her community, she has been actively involved in the local chapters of the NAACP, the Urban League, and the United Way of Central New York.
Source: Syracuse I Day; Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Assocation of New York
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