Deerfield, IL and Washington, DC (9/16/19) – Alera Group, a leading national insurance firm, is pleased to announce that Tony Lee, Managing Partner for Dickerson Insurance Services, an Alera Group Company, has been selected by the Board of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) to receive the 2019 Agent/Broker Leadership Award.
The Agent/Broker Leadership Excellence Award recognizes an African-American insurance agent or broker who has demonstrated business success, significant and positive impact upon the industry and the community served.
“Speaking not just for myself but on behalf of the entire Alera Group family, we are incredibly proud of Tony and his commitment and dedication to the industry, his clients, and the community,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “He is truly deserving of this award.”
Lee has been with Dickerson Insurance Services since 1997. Before its acquisition by Alera Group, Dickerson was the largest African-American owned brokerage firm in the U.S. Serving as CEO since 2004, Lee, with his partners Carl Dickerson and Michael Wolff grew the firm from $10 million to more than $30 million. Lee was pioneer in the adoption of telemedicine and the telehealth industry before it became a common benefit offered by health carriers.
Under his leadership, Dickerson has assembled one of the most diverse firms in the nation. Eight languages are spoken by Dickerson staff and that is by Lee’s design. His extensive impact also includes training and development of talented young professionals who continue to enjoy outstanding careers.
He also makes a point to give back to the community, in big ways. Lee developed California’s longest running and largest charter school trust – CharterLIFE and built and designed the California Schools JPA School Private Exchange. He is also involved in the LA Urban League Board, St Joseph Center for the Homeless Board, and Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for the Cannibis Trade Federation.
The awards will be presented during NAAIA’s 2019 National Conference & Empowerment Summit in Atlanta, GA which runs from September 11-13th at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Full biographies of the 2019 award recipients can be found at https://www.naaia.org/lifetime-achievement-recipients-1
The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was organized to create a network among people of color and others employed in or affiliated with the insurance industry. The association currently has 15 chapters, with 2 others in development. NAAIA is dedicated to empowering African American insurance professionals currently in the industry as well as celebrating their accomplishments. NAAIA is also committed to attracting talented individuals to the insurance industry. Through our work and affiliation with other organizations we are dedicated to increasing the awareness of opportunities and the attractiveness of careers in the insurance industry.
For more information about NAAIA’s upcoming National Conference & Empowerment Summit visit their website www.naaia.org or contact The NAAIA at (866) 56 NAAIA.
About Alera Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s 1,700-plus employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera Group is the 15th largest privately held firm in the country. For more information, visit http://www.aleragroup.com or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS.