ASCnet Honors Litwin with Leadership Award

October 12, 2004

Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet), the user group of Applied Systems management technology, announced independent agent Jo Ann Litwin, president of Litwin, Castle & Christ in Orchard Park, N.Y., as the third annual Leadership Award recipient. The announcement was made at ASCnet’s 19th Annual TENCon—technology, education and networking conference last week in Orlando.

Litwin was recognized for years of industry-wide advocacy on agency-company interface issues, as well as her support for elevating certain initiatives to a new critical mass, according to ASCnet President Stu Durland, vice president and co-owner of Seely & Durland Inc. in Warwick, N.Y.

Litwin has 15 years of experience in all aspects of property and casualty insurance, as well as extensive knowledge and background in information technology applications related to process-automation for independent agents. She currently holds the following positions: Region 4 Director for ASCnet; Board Liaison for the U.S. and Canadian Interface committees, ASCnet; Forms Subcommittee Chair, ACORD; and Property and Casualty Steering Committee, ACORD.

At TENCon, various companies and agents also were recognized for real-time interface. ASCnet recognized The Main Street America Group for its U.S. Download Award; Liberty RAM, U.S. Upload Award; Ohio Casualty, Interface Company of the Year; ING Insurance Co. of Canada, Canadian Interface “Pioneer” Award; SAFECO, U.S. Real-Time Personal Lines/Policy Transaction Award; Progressive, U.S. Real-Time Personal Lines Service/Inquiry Award; Frankenmuth Financial Group, U.S. Real-Time Commercial Lines/Service Inquiry Award; and St. Paul Travelers, U.S. Real-Time Commercial Lines/Policy Transaction Award.

Durland also announced a number of Presidential Citations:

* Donna Abramson, Western Financial Group, High River, Alberta, Canada;
* Maureen Boeing, Landmark Insurance, Cincinnati;
* Jennifer Godwin, Guaranty Insurance Services, Austin, Tex.;
* Bill McNulty, Insurance Resource Consultants, Northbrook, Ill.;
Cindy Newman, Glenwood Insurance Agency, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and
* Carol Pickett, Clemens & Associates, Bloomington, Ill.

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