NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), a leading provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services, today announced that Margaret S. Accordino, vice president – director of risk management for NFP, was presented with RIMS (The Risk and Insurance Management Society) most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award. Named in honor of RIMS first president, the award pays tribute to an individual who has furthered the goals of the Society and the risk management discipline through outstanding service and achievement.
Commenting on today's announcement, Jessica M. Bibliowicz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of NFP said, "We congratulate Peggy on receiving this lifetime achievement award from RIMS. She is tremendously accomplished and adds value every day to NFP's management of risk."
Also commenting, Ms. Accordino said, "It is truly my honor to accept this award from RIMS, the preeminent, global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management. At NFP, and through my personal involvement, we fully support RIMS and know first-hand about the importance and relevance of the organization."
Ms. Accordino has spent over thirty-four years in the risk management profession including positions at a number of major financial institutions. Ms. Accordino has been greatly involved in RIMS, on both a national and local level. She has held national office and has chaired or vice-chaired a number of national RIMS committees. Ms. Accordino is currently the Chair of the Spencer Educational Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the NY Chapter of RIMS and is a past president. In 2007, she received the Ron Judd Heart of RIMS Award, a national award given to the risk manager who has done the most to promote risk management on the local chapter level that year. Ms. Accordino recently became a member of the Board of Trustees of Gamma Iota Sigma, the national college risk management and insurance fraternity. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the business school at LeMoyne College. She is also a member of the boards of other not-for-profits on Staten Island, where she resides. Ms. Accordino received her Bachelor's Degree from LeMoyne College, and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designation from the Insurance Institute of America.About NFPNational Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP's national scale and resources. NFP operates in three business segments. The Corporate Client Group provides corporate and executive benefits, retirement plans and property and casualty insurance. The Individual Client Group includes retail and wholesale life insurance brokerage and wealth management advisory services. The Advisor Services Group serves independent financial advisors by offering broker-dealer and asset management products and services. Most recently NFP was ranked as the eighth Top Global Insurance Broker by Best's Review; operated the fourth largest Executive Benefits Provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans administered for recordkeeping clients as ranked by PlanSponsor; operated a top ten Independent Broker Dealer as ranked by Financial Planning and Financial Advisor; had three advisors ranked in Barron's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors and is a leading independent life insurance distributor according to many top-tier carriers. For more information, visit www.nfp.com.