Conner Strong & Buckelew SVP Justin Ackerman Receives Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award

April 29, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ (April 30, 2021) – Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, announced today that Senior Vice President in the Major Accounts Division, Justin Ackerman, CLCS, CISR, has been named to the Class of 2021 “40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The “40 Under 40” award recognizes 40 individuals annually who through their career achievements, philanthropic pursuits and steadfast commitment to local community engagement prove to be exemplary individuals. Ackerman joins the 2021 class, the 31st in Philadelphia Business Journal’s history, selected from 309 initial nominations.

Ackerman has served his entire career at Conner Strong & Buckelew, having joined the firm after graduating summa cum laude from West Chester University. Ackerman is Conner Strong & Buckelew’s youngest employee to be promoted to business development associate. He now runs the firm’s property & casualty sales practice, overseeing a team of 20 and more than $100 million in new business premiums annually.

“Justin’s innovation and tech-forward mentality has been a tremendous asset to our growth and development at Conner Strong & Buckelew,” said Michael Tiagwad, President and CEO of Conner Strong & Buckelew. “We congratulate Justin on this honor and look forward to his continued success at the firm.”

A Moorestown, New Jersey native, Ackerman has strong ties to service and the community. He is the President of the Board for the NJ Affordable Housing Preservation Corporation, Board Member of The Mount Ephraim Senior Housing Corporation, Member of Drexel University’s Real Estate Management & Development Advisory Board and Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce – Southern NJ.


About Conner Strong & Buckelew

Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. The firm is an industry leader in providing high-risk businesses with comprehensive solutions to prevent losses, manage claims, and drive bottom line growth. Its employee benefits practice focuses on providing best-in-class benefits administration, health and wellness programs and strategic advisory services.

Founded in 1959 with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Florida, and Georgia, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of nearly 450 professionals, serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn (@ConnerStrong&Buckelew), Twitter (@connerstrong), Facebook (@connerstrongbuckelew) and Instagram (@connerstrongbuckelew).


Risk Management

Practice Leader

Justin R. Ackerman

Senior Partner, National Business Development Practice Leader

15 years of property & casualty insurance experience