ABC Delaware 2019 Young Professional of the Year Matt Laird.

Matt Laird of Assurance Media, has been selected as the Young Professional for 2019


ABC Delaware Chairman Jeff DiSabatino (left) presents Matt Laird of Assurance media with the Young Professionalof the Year Award.

Matt Laird is a regular attendee of ABC events both in New Castle and Sussex counties, including networking nights, awards dinners, YP jobsite tours and for the past three years, has been a volunteer on parking duty for Crab Feast.

Matt Laird is marketing manager for Assurance Media, and has created a company customer satisfaction program, an internal skills development program and helped create the onboarding process. Outside of Assurance Media and ABC, he’s an active participant in community service projects such as Habitat for Humanity, the Sunday Breakfast Mission and Operation Warm in Newport.

YP of the Year nominees, who must be between the ages of 18 & 39, were judged on a number of factors including:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, strong teamwork skills, and a strong sense of integrity
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to ABC Delaware
  • ABC involvement in committees, attendance at events, company support, and PAC contribution

As the 2019 winner, Matt Laird receives a paid registration to the ABC National Convention in March 2020, which is in Nashville.

The award was developed by the ABC Delaware Young Professionals Committee and will be given each year. The winner is selected by a committee of ABC Members after submitting an application and sitting for an interview. Chosen based on strong leadership skills, strong teamwork and a strong sense of integrity, the winner will also have rendered outstanding service to ABC Delaware, their company and their community. The winner receives a paid registration to the ABC National Young Professionals Conference in November of each year.Add Content...


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