Insurance chairman wins adversity award

The Cincinnati Enquirer, published on Friday, April 28, 2000

BELLEVUE - Tom Cundy, CEO of Cundy Insurance Co., and a Bellevue native, is among 10 individuals who will be honored next week in Washington, D.C. as recipients of this year's Horatio Alger Award.

The award is presented annually by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans to men and women who have overcome significant personal adversity through hard work, integrity, determination and a dedication to others.

Mr. Cundy won the Kentucky state high school tennis championship in 1951 and earned a scholarship to Florida State University. He started his insurance business 45 years ago.

He has been a member of insurance industry organizations, such as the Million Dollar Table, since 1960.