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Merchants Insurance Group is proud to announce that John Iannello, Regional Underwriting Manager of the company’s Midtlantic Regional Office in Mount Laurel, N.J., has been named the “Company Person of the Year” by the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey (PIANJ).

Mr. Iannello was chosen by the PIANJ Board of Directors. The award was presented “…to an individual who fosters strong working relationships with agents and brokers, and exemplifies a commitment to professionalism and service,” per the organization.

In his current position with Merchants since November 2015, Mr. Iannello is responsible for directing the underwriting staff, including operating efficiency and controlling the underwriting quality and framework for risk selection and pricing.

Prior to joining the company, he was associate vice president of commercial lines business development with another insurance carrier. Throughout the years, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including underwriting, management and marketing.

Mr. Iannello holds the Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from LaSalle University, and also holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter® (CPCU®) designation.  Mr. Iannello and his family are residents of Gloucester Township, N.J.

Robert Klingensmith

Merchants Insurance Group

Merchants Insurance Group sells its products through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agents in Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. We sell our products through independent insurance agents because we believe they provide value to policyholders through their broad range of products and their insurance expertise.