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AM BestTV: Insurance Society of Philadelphia Event Draws Record Turnout and Fundraising

October 23, 2019

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 23, 2019--

In this AM BestTV episode from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia Award dinner, John Lupica, vice chairman, Chubb Group, and president, major accounts & specialty insurance, North America, was honored as the 2019 distinguished leader award recipient. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and fire education-related activities. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=isop1019 to view the entire program.

A record 900 attendees were at this year’s event, which raised over $800,000. Lupica spoke about being the recipient of this year’s award.

“It is a very humbling experience,” said Lupica. “I have been a big part of the Philadelphia insurance community for 27 years, as well as attending this event for 25 years, so receiving this award is just overwhelming. The work that the society does with the scholarships and the Philadelphia fire department is extraordinary and I am really honored to be a part of it.”

Joseph Maher, regional branch manager, Philadelphia region, Starr, spoke about the stringent criteria that is required to receive this distinguish leadership award.

“The award has four basic categories that are required to qualify, being a known leader in the insurance industry; exceptional management style; delivering leadership excellence throughout his organization; and community and charitable work. John is involved heavily in all four of those areas and does a fantastic job.”

Adam Thiel, fire commissioner, Philadelphia, thanked the attendees for their generous contributions and highlighted the need for more fire prevention education in Philadelphia.

“Unfortunately, here in Philadelphia, we had more fire deaths per capita than any city in the world in 2019,” he said. “We still have a fire problem in this city and that is why my department, with the help of the society and others, has installed over 40,000 smoke alarms in the last 18 months.”

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