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Columbia insurance executive named IIABSC Industry Person of the Year

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Columbia, SC –  Robert H. Sanders, Jr., CPCU, ASLI of the Preferred Specialty in Columbia was named the 2015 IIABSC Industry Person of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of SC (IIABSC) at their annual meeting held in October. The award recognizes industry representatives other than independent insurance agents who have contributed greatly to the insurance industry in South Carolina. 

He is active with the two national associations that support and promote the surplus lines industry, AAMGA and NAPSLO, especially with their young professionals groups. He serves as Vice President on the UFO (Under Forty Organization) Board of the AAMGA and as the Education Chair of NAPSLO's Next Generation. Of course he is also active with IIABSC's Young Agents program, serving on the South Carolina IIABSC Young Agents Committee and co-chairing the SC Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament the past four years.

Robert is passionate about the insurance business, enjoys meeting with people, promoting surplus lines insurance and giving back to the industry. 

IIABSC, with statewide membership of approximately 400 insurance agencies and branch offices, is the state’s oldest and largest association of property and casualty insurance agents. Known to consumers as Trusted Choice® agents, members agree to adhere to a Pledge of Performance, designed to assure quality service that enables them to offer competitive pricing, broad choice of products and valuable advocacy. Learn more on our consumer website,


Robert H. Sanders, Jr., CPCU, ASLI of Preferred Specialty in Columbia was named the IIABSC 2015 Industry Person of the Year. Pictured with IIABSC Chairman of the Board Ken Finch (left).