(Press Release) For more than 30 years, Karen Signorino of JM Insurance Services has represented Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company as a licensed agent with extensive experience in jewelers block coverage, and she has been recognized for her outstanding achievements as the 2015 recipient of the company's Legacy Award.
The Legacy Award was presented before an audience of her agent peers by Patrick Drummond, chief sales officer, at Jewelers Mutual's National Sales Conference last week.
"When I was introduced to Karen Signorino, I was struck by her passion for the jewelry industry and her history of success with Jewelers Mutual," said Scott Murphy, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. "Karen is an absolute expert on all aspects of jewelry insurance, and she stands out among our team as one of the most committed, most loyal, and most talented agents."
Following the awards ceremony, Signorino said, "I am both humbled and honored by this Legacy Award. I have been truly blessed over the years with the opportunity Jewelers Mutual gives me to serve the jewelry industry. When I started in the jewelry insurance field over 30 years ago, I had no way of knowing that I would meet so many wonderful people and build such long lasting relationships with my clients and colleagues."
Signorino began her career representing jewelers working for a small independent agency, McNary and McNary. In 1984, George McNary sold his agency to Marsh & McLennan, Inc., and she continued her career serving the jewelry industry, while employed by Marsh.
In 2000, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company purchased Karen's book of business which helped launch Jewelers Mutual's subsidiary, JM Insurance Services, LLC. With Signorino's sales leadership, the agency has expanded beyond California to serve jewelers in seven additional states including Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Washington, Alaska, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
As her career progressed, she achieved many professional designations including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager.
Karen Signorino is a devoted member of numerous industry organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California and has been a prior board member of the California Jewelers Association. In 2014, she was recognized by 24 Karat with the Excellence in Service Award. She is also a member of the Women's Jewelry Association, Northern California Chapter. In addition, she supports numerous charities and community service organizations.
Signorino has been married to her husband, John, for 44 years. They have two grown children, Nicole and Daniel, and two granddaughters, Lilyann and Annalee.