Garden City, Long Island, May 25, 2022—Kathryn Riffle of The Signature B&B Companies, an Acrisure Agency Partner in Garden City, New York has been awarded a Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb.

Kathryn is among a group of only 40 agents this year to receive the certification after completing a one-year intensive educational program on understanding the lifestyle and risk management and insurance needs of successful individuals and families. Created by Wharton and Chubb in 2014, the CAPI program is the first of its kind to focus on a specific client segment in the personal insurance marketplace.

“The agents who have successfully completed the CAPI program have demonstrated an extensive understanding of the financial dynamics, complex risk management challenges and insurance needs facing successful clients. With these insights, CAPI agents are in a better position to advise them on their financial affairs, philanthropic activities, and their ever-evolving risk exposures,” said Mary Parsons, Executive Vice President, Sales and Distribution Leader, Chubb Personal Risk Services.

“We are extremely proud that Kathryn has received the prestigious CAPI designation,” said Peter Schapero, Managing Principal of The Signature B&B Companies. “This shows her incredible dedication to the insurance industry as well as her ongoing commitment to serving successful individual and families, who have a unique set of property and liability exposures created by their assets and lifestyle.”

Courses are taught by Wharton faculty, Chubb subject matter experts and other wealth management professionals. Agents received instruction virtually through the Wharton campus beginning in June 2021 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and through virtual classes, modules, webcasts, reading assignments, and the Capstone project throughout 2021. Participants also have ongoing access to fellow class members and program alumni, and upon graduation, must maintain their certification by completing annual continuing education requirements facilitated by Wharton.

About Chubb
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:

Chubb Insurance Company of Canada has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver and provides its products and services through licensed insurance brokers across Canada. For additional information, visit:

About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The school has 5,000 undergraduates, MBA, Executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 13,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 99,000 graduates.

Ron Brunell, Big I of New York Board Chair, and  Hall of Fame Pitcher John Smoltz appear in a Television Commercial for Trusted Choice.

Former Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz helps Trusted Choice brings the value of independent agents to life, highlighting the importance of the “Home Field Advantage” in both baseball and insurance. With his 22 seasons in the MLB, he understands the benefit of knowing the nuances of a ballfield and equates it to how agents bring local knowledge and understanding to their clients. 

“Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents live and work where you do,” Smoltz explains in the commercial. “So they understand the local playing field. And they’ll always have your back.”

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I am writing to extend sincere congratulations on behalf of all of us at The Hanover on your selection as a participant of our prestigious President’s Club. Your inclusion in our most elite group of independent agent partners is a reflection of your agency’s consistently strong performance and the outstanding service and insurance expertise you provide to your clients.



Angela Grimaldi
Vice President, Enterprise Sales & Distribution

Insurance producer trade organization Big I New York this week elected Ronald M. Brunell, CIC as its Chair of the Board for the 2021-22 term.

A past member of the Big I New York board of directors, Brunell has chaired the group’s audit and finance committees and served as chair of the board of IAAC, the group’s member services division.

In his remarks, Brunell laid out Big I New York’s priorities for the coming year, including recruitment of new talent into the insurance industry; helping agencies adapt to advances in technology; advocating for insurance agencies and brokerages with state lawmakers and regulators, and helping them find the markets they need to serve their clients.


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