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Trucking Industry Recognizes Lockton Associate for Outstanding Service

First time insurance broker is honored with John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 08, 2017 – Senior Vice President and Senior Account Executive Donna Cook has been assisting clients in the trucking industry for almost two decades. The Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) recently recognized Cook with the John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award for outstanding service to clients and the trucking industry.

“Donna is an expert in the transportation field and her ability and willingness to always help solve problems makes her the perfect recipient for this award,” said Senior Vice President and Unit Manager Matthew Payne. “This award is a testament to her commitment to the trucking industry, her clients, colleagues and community.” 

When Cook started with Lockton in 1998, the company was much smaller but the culture of outstanding client service was the same. 

“I was honored to be recognized because there are so many passionate and outstanding people in the transportation arena,” Cook said. “Everyone is very down to earth and always willing to share any information that will make the industry better as a whole.”

This was the first time TIDA recognized a broker since the award was created in 1994 to honor late TIDA charter member John T. Biezup.  TIDA honored Cook, who has been a part of the professional organization for more than a decade, during the 25th Annual Transportation Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Meeting in Las Vegas. 

They honored her commitment to the trucking industry and her eagerness to help clients and colleagues alike. Cook is very active in the transportation industry and recently chaired the 2014 Annual TIDA Conference. She has also spoken at the Defense Research Institute Conference and participates in charitable work whenever given the opportunity.

Cook services transportation clients with renewals, contract reviews, language clarification, and anything else they may need. She says that no two days at Lockton are alike but her commitment to her clients remains the same.

About the Award

The John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award was created to honor John Biezup, a charter member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) who died suddenly in 1994. John was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Palmer, Biezup and Henderson. He was a tireless and innovative lawyer who was constantly trying to find new ways to protect his clients' interests. His clients were as dedicated to him as he was to them. It was to honor that spirit of service that TIDA created an award bearing his name. Annually, the TIDA Board of Directors chooses a member of TIDA whom they believe best exemplifies John’s spirit of service, not only to TIDA, but to his or her clients and the trucking industry.

About Lockton

Lockton is a global professional services firm with 6,500+ Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown to become the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker by helping clients achieve their business objectives.

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