Schaumburg, Ill. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Music, food, snapbacks (yes, snapbacks) and a giant coloring poster provided for a fun night at Assurance’s Annual Holiday Party. The party, which was hosted at Chicago’s Morgan Manufacturing on December 3, also had another surprise in store for Sam Davidson, an Integration Development Specialist at the Top 50 U.S. Brokerage. He was named one of Assurance’s Employees of the Year.

Davidson, who resides in Naperville, accepted the award on stage in front of 550 co-workers and guests. He was chosen for the award by company managers and leaders.

“Sam is Assurance’s best kept secret. Not many Assurance employees have worked with him directly. He tends to stay behind the scenes developing applications that create greater efficiencies for both employees and clients ,” said Jackie Gould, chief operating officer at Assurance.

Sam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras in Chennai, India, as well as a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University. Davidson is an Integration Development Specialist responsible for building and maintaining company-wide custom applications, maintaining and enhancing Assurance websites and developing client web-based platforms. Davidson is a member of the Assurance Caring Together Committee and serves on the board of his local church.

“I’m truly honored and deeply humbled by this award. I try to do my best, and I’m grateful for this recognition. I believe this is reflective of our IT team’s efforts. My team has made Assurance a great place to work, for me personally,” said Davidson.

Assurance has recognized its employees in this manner since 1993, with an expansion in 2010 to accommodate two employees annually. In addition to a cash bonus, employees’ names are engraved on a commemorative plaque that resides in Assurance’s Schaumburg headquarters. Davidson is joined by Jill Micklow, Assurance’s wellness consultant, who was also awarded this distinction.

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.