Distinguished Programs Hires Experienced Insurance Pro, Paul Zeni, as New Sales Executive

Sales force expansion continues with Paul Zeni assuming role as company’s new Northern California Regional Sales Executive

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2020 – Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager, today officially announces it has hired commercial insurance sales executive Paul R. Zeni as its new Northern California Regional Sales Executive. Zeni brings approximately 35 years of diverse insurance industry experience to this new role.

“Paul’s background as a sales professional, broker, program manager and underwriting professional provides real-world expertise and insight to this role — an asset for agents and brokers in the region,” noted Mark Kissick, chief sales officer of Distinguished Programs. “We’re proud to have someone of Paul’s caliber join our team. Adding such industry experts is central to our sales force expansion efforts and to providing robust and beneficial insurance industry products nationally.”

Prior to his work with York Risk Services Group, Zeni worked with Apollo General Insurance in Sonoma, CA, a national managing general agent specializing in the construction, environmental and wine industries. Before that, he served as a regional program manager with AIG for six years. Serving as a program manager and executive underwriter, Zeni also spent 17 years with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Zeni earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of California. He is based in San Francisco.

About Distinguished Programs

Distinguished Programs is a leading national insurance Program Manager providing specialized insurance programs to brokers and agents with specific expertise in Real Estate, Community Associations, Cultural & Historic Properties and Hospitality & Restaurants. Property and liability products are distributed through a national network of agents and brokers. Serving the same core markets and partnering with the most stable and reputable carriers, Distinguished Programs’ high limit umbrella programs remain the clear choice in its areas of specialty for superior coverage, competitive pricing, and attentive service. Through thoughtful innovation, stemming back to 1987, Distinguished Programs fosters growth and opportunities for its brokers, carriers, and employees. www.distinguished.com.