Liberty Insurance Associates Joins ANE as Equity Partner

ANE has announced that Liberty Insurance Associates, Inc. of Millstone Township, NJ is now an equity partner.

Liberty Insurance President and CEO Andrew C. Harris, CPCU, ARM, CIC, has been appointed to the ANE Board of Directors.

"Liberty Insurance Associates is a nationally-recognized insurance leader with decades of frontline agency experience," said John K. Tiene, CEO, ANE. "Liberty adds invaluable insight, knowledge and contacts to the ANE organization, and greatly enhances our ties with a number of key insurance companies."

"Liberty recognizes that the independent agency distribution system is evolving and we believe the ANE business model best aligns with our vision," said Harris. "We expect ANE to be a strong influential partner that will enhance our ability to grow and support our clients, our employees, and our community."

Harris has more than 39 years of experience in insurance sales and agency management, including more than 32 years as the president and CEO of Liberty Insurance Associates. As the majority partner in LIA, Harris has directed the growth of the organization from a small agency handling mostly personal insurance to a multi-lines agency with over 40 employees. Today, Liberty's growth is primarily driven by meeting the property and casualty insurance needs of commercial lines.

Within the insurance community, Harris is active in the Professional Insurance Agents at both the national and state level (PIA-NJ). Harris was recently president of the National PIA from 2012-2013. He served as president of PIANJ from 1998-1999. In June of 2006, Harris was awarded PIANJ's Distinguished Insurance Service Award. From 2003-2008, he served as the president of the Proformance Insurance Company. In addition, he is the current vice chairman of the Board of Directors of New Jersey Community Bank, headquartered in Freehold, NJ.

About Liberty Insurance Associates

For over 85 years, Liberty Insurance has been a customer-focused agency, dedicated to professional service, and true partners with its clients throughout Monmouth County and the state of New Jersey. The agency motto: Counsel - Advocacy - Service, represents the key attributes of the agency personnel. "Insurance Made Easy by the Professional at Liberty" has become its mission. As an independent agency full of caring and knowledgeable experts, Liberty always strives to provide its customers with advice and counsel for the full range of property, casualty, life, health and financial services products that meet their unique insurance needs. For more information, visit