CARY — The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina recently presented a Lumberton resident it highest award.
IIANC named Danny Cook, principal of Cook Insurance Services of the Southeast Inc. in Lumberton, its 2017 Agent of the Year.
The award, presented annually by the association, recognizes the North Carolina agent who has demonstrated outstanding service to his or her agency, professional association, the insurance industry, community and family. The award was presented to Cook during IIANC’s 120th annual convention held Sept. 24, 25 and 26 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A 24-year veteran of the insurance industry, Cook has been a longtime active member of IIANC. He has served on the board of directors since 2015 and previously served as vice chairman of the Young Agents Committee. Cook was named IIANC Young Agent of the Year in 2002. He also is involved with IIANC’s Education program, serving on the Education Committee since 2008. Cook received the Southeastern Insurance Institute Education Award in 2009 and has been an instructor for IIANC and a member of the National Alliance CISR Faculty for nearly 10 years.
Cook has been a member of the Lumberton Rescue Service for almost 20 years and currently serves on its board of directors. He is an EMT and financial director for the organization. Cook is a past president of the Kiwanis of Robeson County, past chairman of the Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce and board member of Robeson Community College Foundation. He currently serves on the board of trustees for Southeastern Health and NC Pre-K Committee for Robeson County.
A deacon with First Baptist Church of Lumberton, Cook was named the 2005 Kiwanian of the Year, Kiwanis for Robeson and received the 2009 Marvin Walters Award from the Lumberton Rescue & EMS.