The Andy Fogarty Industry Impact Award has now been established in honor of Andy Fogarty, a 40+ year participant of the Independent Agent distribution channel who worked at IBM in Insurance Industry Marketing and then joined Ohio Casualty Insurance as CIO, was the ACORD chairman of the Board, an ACORD Board member and who continues to support AUGIE, and the industry long after he has officially retired from Ohio Casualty in 1997.
The recipient of the Andy Fogarty Industry Impact Award is selected from the unsung heroes who are nominated by their peers. These individuals or organizations work very hard, some in the spotlight, and many others in the background, to further the cause of independent agents.
The 2021 Andy Fogarty Industry Impact Award is awarded to Chris Paradiso
Those recognized as Unsung Heroes are:
(1) an individual from an agency, carrier, vendor, consulting group, user group or association who has made a difference in the industry in support of independent agents in past 12 months or
(2) an organization who has made a difference.
The 2021 Unsung Hero is Mark Harrison