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Prudential Empire State Agency Receives President's Trophy as the #1 Agency for the Second Year in a Row

by Allison Whalen
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 02:50 pm


SYRACUSE, NY - Prudential's Empire State Agency received the President's Trophy, a distinction given to the top agency in the company's Agency Distribution sales organization for their outstanding sales performance and service to the community for the second year in a row.

"This agency exemplifies outstanding performance, and a commitment to helping meet the needs of clients throughout Upstate and Western New York," says Caroline Feeney, president of Agency Distribution.  "We are very proud of the Empire State Agency and congratulate Matthew and his team on another exceptional year."

Matthew Dauksza, CLU
®, CFP®
, Managing Director of the Empire State Agency, joined Prudential as a financial professional associate in 2000 and was later promoted to manager, financial services. He earned four consecutive company citations -- including the President's Trophy in 2008. In October 2010, Matt accepted the role of the Empire State Agency's managing director. He is one of the few managing directors to earn a President's Trophy in his first full year.

The Empire State Agency, located in New Hartford, Dewitt, and Amherst, NY, is made up of Prudential professionals who are qualified to serve the financial needs of individuals and business owners. The Empire State Agency was also a leader in helping Veterans.  Forty-four of the agency's members are Million Dollar Round Table qualifiers; including the management team.

Dauksza cites several factors in the agency's success.  "A culture that focuses on accountability and sharing best practices have positioned the agency as an asset in the community and a great place to work," he said.
The President's Trophy award is presented annually at Prudential's President's Club Conference. This year, the event will be held in July at the Atlantis Resort, Bahamas.

Matthew Dauksza, managing director, can be reached at or at (315) 350-2451.
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