Margaret Ann Pyburn Wins PRMA’s JoAnn Heltibridle Award

Karen Hivry (left) of Cincinatti Insurance presented the JoAnn Heltibridle Award to Margaret Ann Pyburn (right)

Dec 10, 2019 | News, People

The JoAnn Heltibridle Award is given annually in honor of an exceptional insurance broker professional who was among those who lost their lives on 9/11. JoAnn stood for excellence, embraced the industry with passion and always advocated for her client’s best interest.

The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is proud to celebrate her achievements, dedication and “can do” spirit by honoring an individual who carries on her legacy in the same way she did – with a bright smile on her face every day and devotion in her heart.

Cobbs Allen is pleased to announce that our own Margaret Ann Pyburn, Executive Vice President of Personal Lines, was named as the 2019 JoAnn Heltibridle Award winner!

After an open nomination period, Margaret Ann was named as one of three finalists. The finalists were then reviewed by an awards committee; Margaret Ann was announced as the winner at the PRMA Summit Awards Dinner in November.

“Cobbs Allen recognizes that we have some incredible talent within our organization, but it is always rewarding when others recognize that as well,” said Cobbs Allen CEO Grantland Rice III. “We know it takes an entire team to deliver on great service, and we thank all our staff in personal lines for their assistance in helping Margaret Ann rise to the top!”

We are proud of you, Margaret Ann, and are lucky to work with someone who certainly does her job with a bright smile on her face every day and devotion in her heart – just like JoAnn.


PRMA is a nonprofit that brings together insurance industry leaders and influencers to evaluate the current landscape, identify and predict trends and develops innovative solutions. PRMA is the recognized forum and voice of the high net-worth private risk and insurance management niche. Cobbs Allen is a proud founding member of PRMA.


Cobbs Allen is a national independent agency focused on risk management in niche practice groups. We deliver commercial insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance, and alternative risk financing services to our clients. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the firm is ranked in the top 100 of privately held brokerage firms and the top 100 of all U.S. brokerage firms.



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