Yiana E. Stavrakis, CPCU ASLI

Chief Sales Officer

Yiana Stavrakis is Chief Sales Officer for Specialty Program Group and provides strategic sales and marketing guidance to acquired business partners. She began her insurance career with Metro Insurance Services, Inc., and steadily rose in both position and authority as she mastered underwriting processes and procedures.

In 2012, Yiana joined Preferred Concepts, LLC. as part of the Metro acquisition, providing operational support to the unit’s underwriting teams and carrier partners.  Following Preferred Concepts, she joined the wholesale brokerage world via AmWINS Group, Inc.; her role included managing sales strategy with national retailers, growth strategies with strategic market partners, facilitating office sales strategies, performing deep data analysis, and implementing specialty practice initiatives.

Yiana graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers Business School with a Major in Business Management and a Concentration in Management Information Systems. She is a licensed property, casualty and surplus lines insurance professional and holds both an ASLI and a CPCU designation.

Yiana is an IBANY board member, and is co-founder and past president of NAPSLO’s Next Generation. In 2010 she received the NAPSLO Past President’s Award for outstanding committee work, in 2013 she received the Steven R. Gross Under 40 Award, and in 2015 she received IBANY’s First Emerging Leader Award. Yiana has most recently been named one of Insurance Business America’s Hot 100, 100 Women to Watch, and was a finalist for Insurance Business America’s Woman of Distinction Award.