Amerisure Names Patricia E. Mooradian to its Board of Directors

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (PRWEB) May 21, 2018

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company announces the election of Patricia E. Mooradian to its board of directors effective May 10, 2018.

Mooradian is president and CEO of The Henry Ford where she has led the transformation of that institution from a locally known attraction to an acclaimed world-class destination bringing in 1.8 million visitors annually.

"I am pleased to welcome Patricia to our board of directors," said Gregory J. Crabb, president and CEO of Amerisure. “As an experienced executive, Patricia brings the proven corporate leadership our directors and senior executive team sought.” Amerisure’s Chairman, Phillip E. Love Jr., added, “Patricia’s widely recognized expertise in cultivating a service-oriented culture aligns well with Amerisure’s focus on delivering superior service to its customers.”

Prior to her role at The Henry Ford, Mooradian was regional director of marketing for 13 years at The Taubman Company, a shopping center developer and real estate company, where she drove the marketing, strategic positioning and growth for over 18 destination shopping centers nationwide.

She currently serves as a director for Crestmark Bank and was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder as a trustee on the board of Central Michigan University, where she chairs the Trustee-Student Liaison Committee. Patricia’s other board experiences include National Arts Strategies, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau where she serves on the Executive Committee and chaired Detroit’s Branding Committee. As a passionate advocate for helping others realize their potential, Mooradian spends time coaching the next generation for future leadership positions.

About Amerisure Insurance

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company is an insurance organization charged with creating exceptional value for its Partners For Success® agencies and policyholders. As an A-rated (Excellent) property and casualty insurance company licensed in 50 states, Amerisure provides a comprehensive line of insurance products to protect businesses focused in construction, manufacturing and healthcare through strategically located Core Service Centers. For more information, visit

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Seton Hall Graduates 1,320 at the Prudential Center in Newark

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (PRWEB) May 21, 2018

Seton Hall University celebrated its 161st baccalaureate commencement on Monday, May 21 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

The University graduated 1,320 students with baccalaureate degrees, 588 graduating with honors. In addition, 1,084 graduate students will receive master’s and doctorate degrees, making the total number of graduates this year 2,404 students.

Delivering the commencement address was Jovita Carranza, the 44th Treasurer of the United States. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Carranza started her career at United Parcel Service in the 1970s as a part-time night-shift box handler. More than 20 years later, she rose to the level of President of Latin American and Caribbean Operations at UPS and was the highest-ranking Latina in company history.

“Never miss an opportunity to make a difference,” she told the graduates.

Appointed to her current position by the President of the United States, Treasurer Carranza's signature may now be found on all United States paper money, warranting (much like the signing of a check) that "This Note is Legal Tender for All Debts, Public and Private."

To commemorate the graduation ceremony at Seton Hall, each graduating student was given a $1 bill signed, officially, by Jovita Carranza.

The Treasurer, who received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University, reminded the new graduates that their education came as a result of a number of sacrifices and that “To whom much is given, much is required.” She also challenged the students to “Do more than just be an example to others. In all you think and all you do, you must now be a leader. Your goal, I will suggest, is not to create lots of followers. Your goal, obtained by inspiring others, is to create more leaders.”

Seton Hall University interim President Mary J. Meehan likewise charged the Class of 2018 to take their place as servant leaders.

“As you embark on successful lives and distinguished careers, I pray that you uphold the promise of your education. Pursue truth over personal gain. Value people more than possessions. Let your hearts be guided by compassion. Nurture those who follow you. Give without asking anything in return. And use the gifts Seton Hall has given you to champion people who have been excluded from the good fortune that many of us enjoy.”

The valedictorian address was delivered by Janina Andrea Alzate, whose parents immigrated from Colombia and Ecuador. Alzate, from Elizabeth, N.J., graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University’s College of Education and Human Services with a B.S. in Education. Alzate majored in elementary and special education, received a speech honors citation and held a second major in social and behavioral sciences, plus a minor in psychology. Part of the six-year education and speech-language pathology program, she will continue at Seton Hall to obtain her master’s degree and plans to continue to work with children. She said, “As this chapter of our lives closes, take comfort that we are leaving with more than just a diploma. If we set sail with all the tools our soon to be ‘Alma Mater’ has equipped us with: a reflective mind, a true heart, faith and a strong moral compass, we will arrive on the shores of our destiny.”

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, Archbishop of Newark said, “This is indeed a special day for all of the graduates and their families. It is a time to rejoice and say proudly that ‘I am a graduate of Seton Hall University.’ It also is a time to reflect on the next steps in their lives. I wish them all great success. I also suggest that they listen actively for and to the voice of God, and be open to Him pointing the way to the future.”

View more photos from Seton Hall's Commencement here.

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Insight Homes Awarded Best Green Homes in Delaware

BRIDGEVILLE, Dela. (PRWEB) May 21, 2018

Insight Homes was proud to accept fifteen awards at the 26th annual Regal Awards hosted by the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE).

Insight Homes received Regal Awards for the following categories: Best Informational Brochure or Booklet, Best Interior Merchandising for the Science Center, Best Green Community Home Up to 2,000 sq ft for the Drake floor plan, Best Green Community Home 3,000 to 4,000 sq ft for the Cartwright floor plan, Best Affordable Community Home for the Vandelay floor plan, and Best Active Adult Community Home Up to 2,000 sq ft for the Vandelay floor plan. Nine members of the sales team took home awards for individual achievements.

The Regal Awards were presented Friday, May 18, 2018 at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in Bethany Beach by the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE).

HBADE Regal Awards have recognized building excellence in Delaware for 26 years. Regal Awards spotlight outstanding achievements in Delaware's Home Building industry. Every submission is reviewed by a panel of qualified industry experts and assigned a score based on specific criteria. In the case of the Best Green Home awards, more than just technical features are taken into consideration. Important elements like sales success, design thoughtfulness, and overall value are also factored into the scoring.

“Our team works hard all year to ensure that we are delivering the most energy efficient homes to our customers,” said Insight Homes President, Rob Elliott. “While we love winning awards, that’s not the reason we do it. We do it because we want our customers to enjoy a better quality of life. We’re thrilled that this organization recognizes all our hard work. While many of these awards are for excellence in building green homes, others are for the functionality and beauty of the homes we build – proving that Insight Homes truly does build a better home.”

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Insight Homes is in a select group of top builders in the nation who have certified one or more homes that meet or exceed Zero Energy Ready Home guidelines for excellence in performance and energy efficiency (less than 1% of the 36,000 builders in the U.S. meet this criteria). Insight Homes builds homes certified to rigorous DOE Zero Energy Ready Home National Guidelines that are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. Additionally, Insight Homes was awarded Builder of the Year for 2017 by Green Home Builder Magazine. With standard features like a conditioned crawl space, 18-SEER HVAC units, 2″ x 6″ construction, super low-e windows, tankless hot water, and a whole host of other features – all included at no extra cost – Insight Homes is committed to building a home that is far superior to the competition.

With several exciting new projects on the horizon, Insight Homes urges consumers to keep checking their website to stay up to date.

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