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Donna Cunningham is a founding partner and President of ADP Statewide Insurance Agencies Inc. located in Florham Park NJ.
After graduating from Orange High School, she attended Rutgers University and worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Provost. She went on to become Assistant to the Commissioner of Finance for Orange, NJ where she coordinated various activities of the Finance Department. She transitioned to the insurance industry as the Office Manager of George Wallhauser Life Insurance Associates. Subsequently, she joined Neighborhood Insurance Brokerage as Vice President of Operations and was instrumental in the initial computerization of office procedures and processes. At ADP Statewide she instituted a program of outreach to provide insurance services to the underserved ethnic communities abundant in NJ. Her efforts resulted in providing opportunities for members of these communities to achieve significant success as insurance producers and agency owners.
Professional insurance education has always been a major initiative of Donna’s. She earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) from the American Insurance and Sales Society and has been active in providing the ADP Statewide team the opportunity to achieve the CPIA designation as well as the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designations. Currently over 90% of licensed ADP employees have one or more of these designations.
An active member of the Professional Insurance Agents of NJ, she currently serves on the Board as an Active Past President and a member of the Executive Committee. A key accomplishment of her tenure as President of PIA was the formation of the Women’s Business Forum whose mission is to empower women to achieve the highest level of success in their careers. One area of focus is to encourage more women to become insurance agency principals. For her efforts she was named the NJPIA Professional Agent of the Year in 2012 and the National Professional Agent of the Year in 2013. She was the first woman agent to receive that honor. Donna also serves on numerous insurance carrier Agent Councils.
Additionally she served as a member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Board and is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Family Reach Foundation which serves families of children fighting pediatric cancers.
Donna enjoys cooking, hosting the family Christmas Dinner, summers at the Jersey Shore and the NY Yankees.