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American Veterans Group co-founder William Frazier honored for his defense of veterans after 9/11 |

receives Mary Lanning Civil Service Prize of the Insurance Federation of new York

MELVILLE, NY, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — William H. Frazierco-founder of the American Veterans Group, was recognized for outstanding public service for his advocacy on behalf of American military veterans after 9/11.

Frazier, who co-founded the American Veterans Group (AVG) in 2018, received the Mary Lanning Civil Service Prize of the Insurance Federation of new YorkInc. He received the honor at the organization’s annual luncheon at new York Thursday, March 31.

American Veterans Group, PBC, is a social impact investment bank and Wall Street’s first and only public benefit corporation. The company is a disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer that dedicates 25% of its revenue to supporting job training, internships and apprenticeship programs for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.

Since its inception, AVG has directly supported more than 1,700 veterans nationwide. The company donated $337,785 to 27 nonprofit organizations in 33 U.S. cities, directing its philanthropy to the communities where it and its clients do business.

Frazier co-founded AVG with the company’s CEO, Ben Bilesgraduated from US Naval Academy and veteran who served six years, including deployment to Afghanistan. Frazier’s 45 years of leadership experience in the finance and nonprofit sectors helped establish and grow AVG. Prior to co-founding AVG, Frazier spent 20 years at Oppenheimer & Company where he was co-head of Global Fixed Income. He was also a managing partner at Gates Capital Corporation just before founding AVG and led municipal trading for JP Morgan earlier in his career.

Giving back to the community, Frazier sits on the Northwell Health System Board of Trustees and was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of Northwell’s Huntington Hospital. He has held numerous positions at Northwell Heath, including member of the board of directors of the investment committee, former chairman of the board of directors of Huntington Hospital, chairman of the finance and investment committee and former member of the executive committee. . Mr. Frazier is a graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1971.

About the American Veterans Group

American Veterans Group, PBC, is a military veteran-owned, social impact-focused broker that delivers value to institutional clients while providing meaningful philanthropic support to the military veteran community. The company reinvests 25% of its revenue into national and local nonprofit veterans organizations that provide dignified service and support to one of the most vulnerable and at-risk populations in the United States. As Wall Street’s only public benefit corporation, American Veterans Group connects its institutional clients with its social mission while allowing them to stay focused on key business objectives. To learn more about American Veterans Group, visit their website at

About the Insurance Federation new YorkInc.

The Federation of Insurers of new York, Inc., since 1913, is a force for communicating ideas in all sectors of the insurance industry, bringing together public and private interests for the benefit of all. The Federation of Insurers of the New York one the prestigious Free Enterprise Award, given to some of history’s legendary entrepreneurs, continues to recognize risk takers and leaders whose creativity and initiative have enabled business expansion across new Yorkacross the country and around the world.

Media contacts:

For the American Veterans Group

Marc Kroeger

Boldsquare Group

(513) 236-3109

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For the Insurance Federation of new York

Rebecca McLean

(212) 808-5500 ext. 113

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