Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Ernesta Procope, chairman and founder of E.G. Bowman Company, a minority owned insurance broker, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National African American Insurance Association.

NAAIA Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon individuals who have distinguished themselves in the insurance industry by maintaining a high level of performance for more than 25 years. The award was presented during a luncheon ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was organized to create a network among minorities who are employed by insurance companies or self-employed in the insurance industry. Pooling this wealth of talent contributes to the growth of the association and its members through sharing of professional experience, knowledge, and information. Web: http://www.naaia.org/.

Procope’s previous honors, include the Turner Broadcasting System’s Trumpet Award, induction into the African American Business Hall of Fame & Museum, The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research’s 25 Most Innovative Agents in America award, Essence magazine’s Power Award, induction into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Excellence Award from the New York Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society.

E.G. Bowman is a full-service brokerage and loss-control firm whose clients include FORTUNE 500 companies, major nonprofits, government agencies, individuals and small businesses. Web: http://www.egbowman.com/.

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