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EY announces ProSight Specialty Insurance CEO, Joe Beneducci, as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award winner in New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey – EY today announced that Joe Beneducci, CEO of ProSight Specialty Insurance, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Joe Beneducci was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick on June 25th.
“EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 29 years,” said Brent Ashton, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Director for New Jersey. “These winners are accomplished leaders who have contributed a tremendous amount to their communities.”
Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn as well as Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani.
In Joe Beneducci’s acceptance speech, he emphasized that ProSight Specialty Insurance is “… not just another insurance company, we are very different.” He also shared this award with all ProSight Specialty Insurance employees, saying “All of our employees that work so hard, I can’t tell you how proud I am to be associated with such a great group of people, so this is as much yours as it is mine.”
As a New Jersey award winner, Joe Beneducci is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New Jersey, sponsors also include Cresa, DLA Piper, Empire Valuation Consultants, Merrill Corporation, Morgan Lewis, Murray Devine, NJBIZ, PNC, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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About ProSight Specialty Insurance
ProSight Specialty Insurance was founded by CEO Joe Beneducci in 2009. The company focuses on niche markets where it has differentiated underwriting and claims expertise, and partners exclusively with specialist distributors who have a deep understanding of their customers. It underwrites on the paper of ProSight Specialty Insurance’s group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of “A” from AM Best and A+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Morristown, NJ, ProSight Specialty Insurance has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York and Santa Rosa and owns and manages Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd’s of London. More information about ProSight Specialty Insurance and its member insurers can be found at https://www.prosightspecialty.com