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H.J. Knight International President Jeannette Lanza named “Woman of the Year” by National Association of Professional Women
BRAINTREE and KINGSTON, MA, ISSUED APRIL 24, 2014…Jeannette S. Lanza, a resident of Kingston, MA and President of the Braintree-based H. J. Knight International Insurance Agency, has been named 2013/2014 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW, www.napw.com).
H.J. Knight International (www.knightint.com) is a leading full service brokerage firm specializing in insurance and risk management solutions. Ms. Lanza’s selection as a NAPW VIP Woman of the Year was based on her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. She is a member of both the Quincy and Boston local NAPW Chapters. The NAPW is the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession. This vibrant networking community has more than 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.
Ms. Lanza’s industry experience spans more than 25 years. She and her agency are licensed in property, casualty, health and life insurance in 33 states. Her company is a certified DBE (Disadvantaged Business Entity) with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
H.J. Knight International volunteers, donates and contributes to numerous charitable and non-profit organizations through its client base. Ms. Lanza said, “We are both fortunate and thankful for our success and glad that we can pay it forward to our community.”
She added, “I am very pleased to have been afforded this recognition from NAPW, and I believe the honor belongs to our entire team at Knight.” She added, “The key to any successful company is growth, but it needs to be done correctly. Knight’s top priority is and will always be our clients.”
She continued, “We are pleased to have a client retention rate of over 98% which we truly appreciate, but never take for granted. Each year we strive to improve on our service, products and added value in order to maintain or even better these ratios. Our focus has always been on pursuing clients who can see the overall cost of risk and do not view insurance as a commodity. This type of client fits perfectly into our service model and allows us the opportunity to build and maintain a program that significantly enhances their bottom line which then cultivates a very long term partnership.”
Ms. Lanza added, “NAPW provides excellent resources for women in business. We have found it to be an invaluable resource.”
Ms. Lanza entered the insurance industry after studying at Newbury College, Boston. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, cross training, biking, and spending time with her family. She lives in Kingston with her husband, Matt, and their twin daughters.
NAPW provides an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect, learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other. NAPW members enjoy a wealth of resources, benefits, and services dedicated to enhancing their lives and promoting their businesses and careers. The organization also supports and endorses a diverse syndicate of charities and nonprofit organizations focused on women's issues and child wellness. For more information, please visit www.napw.com.
About Knight International Insurance Agency
For more than 25 years, Knight International has been an industry leader in the commercial insurance and risk management industry. The agency designs and services a wide variety of coverage programs for mid- to large-sized companies in all industries, nationally and internationally. Services and products include traditional insurance, captives and alternative products, health benefits, life and disability insurance, personal lines, retirement funding, and wealth and estate planning for employers and their employees. The management team has on average more than 25 years’ of industry experience each. Knight International has been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. Jeannette Lanza serves as the company’s President. Knight International is located at 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 203, Braintree, MA 02184. For additional information, please call (781) 966-3700 or visit www.knightint.com.