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Contact: Brianne Spellane
Senior Director, Communications & Content Strategy

Leader’s Edge Wins Six AM&P EXCEL Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 18, 2018 – Leader’s Edge magazine, a publication of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, took home six distinguished awards from the 38th annual Association Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards Gala last month. Leader’s Edge earned three gold, two silver and one bronze in the categories of general excellence, single topic issue, design excellence and feature article design.

Association Media & Publishing is the organization that serves association, nonprofit and alumni publishing and communications professionals. Winners of EXCEL Awards are recognized for their accomplishments across the spectrum of publishing, communications and marketing.

“We are honored to receive these awards,” said Sandy Laycox, Leader’s Edge editor-in-chief. “The changing face of both the commercial insurance and employee benefits industries requires continuous thought leadership on emerging issues that our broker members care about. We work hard to look ahead and dig into the topics that are driving the growth of their businesses, while presenting the content in an interesting and engaging way.”

“This recognition is a wonderful testament to the depth of the work the Leader’s Edge staff invests in this publication, day in and day out,” said Ken A. Crerar, president/CEO of The Council. “The magazine and its staff are committed to covering the key issues about brokers, and specifically for brokers, and we look forward to a bright future ahead.”

The awarded entries will be featured in the August/September issue of Signature, the magazine of Association Media & Publishing.

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