MONTPELIER, VT (October 18, 2017) – Ronald G. Bixby of Ludlow received the prestigious Brigham Alfred Award for his outstanding contributions to the Vermont Insurance Agents Association (VIAA) and American Agency System during the association’s recent 111th annual convention at the Hilton Burlington.

The award is in memory of the founding president and executive director of the VIAA and recognizes Bixby as the insurance person of the year in Vermont during 2017-2018.

Bixby is vice president of the Ludlow Insurance Agency. He is a past president of the VIAA board and more than a 30-year member of the association. He is the national director representing Vermont on the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”) board of directors and also serves on the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship Committee.

In addition, Bixby is a civic leader. His community activities include serving as deputy chief of the Ludlow Fire Department, director of the Ludlow Emergency Management Program and president of the Ludlow Economic Corporation. He also has coached the girls’ golf team at Black River High School for 15 years.

About the VIAA

The Vermont Insurance Agents Association is a statewide trade association representing nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Vermont, with 900 employees. VIAA member independent insurance agents represent more than one insurance company and as a result, can offer clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life and employee benefits. Founded in 1906, VIAA’s mission is to be an advocate for independent insurance agents and to satisfy the professional needs of its members.