Bryant University honors Amica CEO Robert A. DiMuccio with doctorate
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Insurance, received an honorary doctorate in business administration from Bryant University during the graduate programs commencement on Thursday night.
DiMuccio was also the event’s keynote speaker, and he offered some personal observations about a career in the business world. He began by asking the graduates to take the time to thank all the people in their lives – mentors, teachers, family members and others – whose support helped them get where they are today.
“For as much as we want to believe that we do it all on our own, there are always others holding us up all along the way,” DiMuccio said.
DiMuccio then touched on some of the principles that have helped him climb the business ladder – things like being prepared and treating everyone with respect. He finished by leaving the graduates with a sense of optimism.
“Some days, it may seem that pessimism is all around us, that the world is in disarray, budget deficits will never be cured and the economy will never be fixed,” DiMuccio said. “But before we let the doom and gloom take over, I’d like to level set the situation: Advances in energy, food production, communication and other areas too numerous to mention are moving forward at breakneck speed. What does all of this mean? It means your business skills are needed now more than ever.”
Bryant, a private university in Smithfield, R.I., offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Its president, Ronald Machtley, is a member of Amica’s Board of Directors.
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 employees in 40 offices across the country.
Vince Burks, Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way,
Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563
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