A New York financial services group has given a top award to the head of a large mutual insurer.

The Round Table of New York has given the organization’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award to Seymour Sternberg, chairman of New York Life Insurance Company, New York.

In addition to being chairman of New York Life, Sternberg is co-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Career and Technical Education Innovation in New York, and chairman of the board of trustees of Northeastern University.