BURLINGTON — John Myers, chairman of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Companies (AIM Mutual), has been named the 2015 Insurance Professional of the Year by the Insurance Library Assoc. of Boston. The award will be presented at a luncheon ceremony at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on Oct. 16.
The Insurance Library Assoc. noted that Myers was selected for the honor because of “his dedication to the insurance industry and community at large.” Myers served as AIM Mutual’s chief executive for 19 years and was elected chairman of the board of directors in 2012. His insurance career has spanned more than 40 years.
During Myers’s tenure with AIM Mutual, he has worked to establish the company as an industry leader in the region, known for its contributions to workers’ compensation insurance legislation and workplace initiatives on behalf of employers and injured workers. AIM Mutual is now the second-largest workers’ compensation insurer in the Commonwealth and provides workers’ compensation coverage for 17,000 employers throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
Under Myers’s leadership, the AIM Mutual Insurance Companies have been consistently rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co. for their financial strength and stable outlook and have been recognized for their innovative approach to the business.
Myers was elected to the governing committee of the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau in 2004 and served as its chair in 2006. He has been a member of the Property Casualty Insurers Assoc. of America’s terrorism Risk Alternative Task Force since July 2007.
The Insurance Library Assoc. of Boston, founded in 1887, provides literature, information services, and professional education for the insurance industry and related interests. More information on its annual recognition award and this year’s recipient can be found at www.insurancelibrary.org.