Thomas Van Wagner, founder of the Van Wagner Group, always had strong ties to the addiction treatment field. He was in recovery starting in 1968 and was an advocate to the field in many ways. He was a founder of the Friends of Long Island Council on Alcoholism; he has also served as president of the New York State Council on Alcoholism and was a board member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. He continued to organize and participate in many fund raising activities for the field until his retirement in 2004.
Tom’s insurance background began in lower Manhattan. He is proud that he was able to combine his vocation and avocation into an agency that helps people who are in the business of helping others.
Although Tom is retired and is no longer working with The Van Wagner Group, he leaves the Professional Liability insurance program he helped to create and refine for over 20 years as his legacy. The program provides comprehensive professional liability insurance to individual drug and alcohol counselors at an affordable cost.
The Van Wagner Group was acquired by SterlingRisk in 2004. SterlingRisk is a top national insurance brokerage that has helped The Van Wagner Group expand its ability to serve the needs of the addiction treatment industry. For more information on SterlingRisk, please visit their website: www.sterlingrisk.com.
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