Prime Rate’s Gary Cornell Honored as IIABSC Industry Person of Year
November 09, 2016
Gary Cornell, Vice President and Senior Business Development Officer with Prime Rate Premium Finance and its sister company AFCO Credit Corp., has been named the 2016 IIABSC Industry Person of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of South Carolina (IIABSC).
The award recognizes industry representatives other than independent insurance agents who have contributed greatly to the insurance industry in South Carolina. The IIABSC’s announcement of the award noted, “Cornell has always put independent insurance agents first and has built a long and dedicated career of helping agents be better at serving their customers.”
Alan Malone, Southeast Regional Sales Manager for AFCO-Prime Rate, said, “This is a wonderful reflection of Gary’s commitment and professionalism. Gary was nominated by his peers, which consists of agents and company personnel, and then voted on by the Executive Board of the IIABSC. That shows how highly he is regarded by top professionals in the industry. This is a tremendous honor for Gary, and very well-deserved.”
Celebrating his 30th anniversary with AFCO and Prime Rate in 2016, Cornell is as passionate about giving back to the industry as he is about helping agents support their insureds, and he is actively engaged in promoting IIABSC efforts to support younger agents. In 2013, he was recognized with a Chairman’s Citation for service to the association. The IIABSC presented Cornell with its 2016 Industry Person of the Year award at the association’s annual meeting on Oct 31.
IIABSC, with statewide membership of approximately 400 insurance agencies and branch offices, is South Carolina’s oldest and largest association of property and casualty insurance agents.
Prime Rate's Gary Cornell (right), IIABSC's 2016 Industry Person of the Year, shown with IIBSC Chairman Scott Moseley (left) of Irmo Insurance.