Our Fairfield, NJ location, Synergy Professional Associates (founded in 2006), is an established managing general agent and wholesale insurance intermediary devoted to professional liability and program development. The Synergy team has a reputation for finding markets and equipping brokers with strategic insurance options. This team provides insurance professionals with a gateway to insurance markets outside of the broad categories and general needs of typical insurance risks. They have a nationwide reputation for finding the right markets and equipping agents and brokers with competitive insurance options. Retail agents have also come to rely on Synergy's ability to establish exclusive programs for unique books of business with special needs, thereby creating a competitive advantage for agents to offer their clientele.

The Synergy staff is very knowledgeable, they understand the need for flexibility, and their response time is quick. They are committed to providing excellent service to their retail clients helping them to offer effective services to their customers and improve their sales efforts.

Synergy Professional Associates became part of AssuredPartners in October of 2017.


Ira J. Dawer

Agency President

Ira J. Dawer, CPCU, RPLU has had an active career in the insurance industry spanning over 40 years. He has served in a variety of roles including: Casualty Underwriter, Treaty Reinsurance Underwriter, Excess and Surplus Lines Broker, and the founding of an established Program Manager, Managing General Agent and Lloyd’s Coverholder. Since 1985 Mr. Dawer has specialized in Professional Liability with a concentration in Lawyers Professional Liability, Insurance Agents and Brokers Professional Liability and industry specific programs. In 2006 he founded Synergy Professional Associates as leading National Program Manager and Wholesaler Intermediary.

One characteristic of Mr. Dawer’s insurance career is his ability to establish an underwriting and brokerage agency or create a program from a blank sheet of paper. He is viewed as a contrarian and is known to think “outside the box”. This requires organizational development and the ability to attract a first rate team to achieve outstanding results for Synergy’s carrier partners.

Mr. Dawer has a BA in Accounting and Economics form State University of New York Albany. He holds CPCU and RPLU professional designations.

Mr. Dawer pursues an active social life with his wife Rosanne and his three daughters. Interests include theater, golf and tennis.