VALHALLA, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- USI Insurance Services ("USI") is proud to announce that Sandra Usleman, USI's chief sales officer, has been named a recipient of 914.INC./Westchester magazine's 5th Annual Women in Business Award. This award honors the most enterprising, influential and successful female business leaders in Westchester County, New York. This year's honorees were announced in 914.INC's Q4 issue, where Usleman is part of the Women in Business cover story. The honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon on Friday, November 20, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Tarrytown, New York. Erica Hill, co-anchor for NBC's Weekend TODAY and a national correspondent for NBC News, will be the keynote speaker.
As USI's chief sales officer, Usleman's responsibilities include leading country-wide sales efforts in property-casualty and employee benefits, using the USI ONE Advantage® approach to delivering client solutions. She also plays a key leadership role in USI's sales incentive program which recognizes the top sales professionals across the country and spearheads the Fast Start program, a hands-on, high-energy training program for improving sales success. Usleman started at USI in 1997 as director of training and development and worked her way up to operating company president in the Southwest region. Several years later, she was again promoted, this time to a national leadership role as chief sales officer. Outside of the office, Usleman works one-on-one with young women in and outside of the insurance industry who are seeking career and sales advice and coaching.
Michael J. Sicard, USI's chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: "Sandra's passion for excellence is unsurpassed, someone who is consistently tenacious and whose work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit has led her to incredible success and our transformation. She embodies all the wonderful things that we have built together as a company and all the amazing things yet to come. I congratulate her on winning this very deserving award, and I am proud to have her as a leader and member of the USI family."
914INC.'s annual Women in Business Awards pay tribute to a select group of female executives and entrepreneurs who were nominated during a two-month open nomination period. The magazine's editors vet all nominees and choose an elite group of women who have demonstrated a consistent level of success in their respective fields and have made a lasting impact both on the economy and in their communities. The magazine recognizes winners in four categories: entrepreneurs, executives, non-profit leaders, and government leaders. For more information, visit westchestermagazine.com/womeninbusiness.
About USI Insurance Services
USI is a top 10 insurance brokerage and consulting firm, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk and retirement solutions throughout the United States. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI has over $1.0 billion in revenue, more than 4,400 professionals and operates out of nearly 140 local offices serving every state. USI has become a premier middle market insurance brokerage firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary analytics, networked resources and enterprise planning to deliver customized solutions with positive, bottom line impact. The value of USI, and our ability to attract best-in-class industry talent while delivering superior solutions and services to our clients and our communities, is achieved through the collaboration and expertise of our local teams. For more information visit usi.biz.
Cecile M. Locurto
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