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October 28, 2012

Business briefs: Oct. 28, 2012

Designation received

PLATTSBURGH — Courtney E. Chandler has been awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) by The Institutes, according to Peter L. Miller, CPCU president and chief executive officer.

The Institutes are an educational organization that confers the CPCU designation on people who complete eight rigorous courses and examinations and meet its ethics and experience requirements. All CPCUs are required to maintain and to improve their professional knowledge, skills and competence through their commitment to The Institutes’ CPCU Code of Professional Conduct.

The CPCU professional designation is internationally recognized as the property-casualty insurance and risk-management industry’s premier credential. Those who hold the CPCU designation are among an elite group of professionals who are dedicated to serving their clients, customers and industry.

Chandler is currently the personal lines manager for Agency Insurance Brokers Inc., whose main office is located at 41 Broad St. Agency Insurance also has offices in Saranac Lake, Keeseville, Ticonderoga and Rouses Point.

Chandler is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Prior to completing her CPCU, she achieved various other insurance designations including Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI).

The designation was formally conferred at a ceremony in New Orleans on Oct. 26. The conferment will be held in conjunction with the CPCU Society Annual Meeting and Seminars.

Manager named

PLATTSBURGH — Catherine A. Steele has been named branch manager of the Margaret Street Office in Plattsburgh, according to Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co.

Steele joined Glens Falls National as a teller in 1997. She has more than 20 years of banking experience.

Active in the community, Steele participates in the Heart Walk, March of Dimes and Relay for Life. She is a graduate of Beekmantown Central High School.

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