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PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Profiled in Rough Notes

The recipient of the first PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award hopes the increased recognition he is receiving will help other young...
May 2, 2006

The recipient of the first PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award hopes the increased recognition he is receiving will help other young people decide to pursue a career as professional insurance agents. Peter K. Thornton, CIC, of Parsippany, New Jersey is the subject of a profile article in the May 2006 issue of Rough Notes magazine, which jointly created the new award with PIA National.

In the article, Thornton shares his thoughts on how to reach out to talented individuals in high schools and colleges, to get them to consider that the insurance industry is an excellent career choice.

"I hope this award shines a spotlight on young people and the need for new talent in the business because there is definitely a shortage of young talent in the industry," said Thornton. "I look forward to seeing how PIA can use this award to attract young talent that is coming out of high schools and colleges, to help them see that the insurance industry can be tremendously interesting as a career and also very lucrative."

PIA National President Ray Peretti and Rough Notes president and CEO Walt Gdowski also comment on the award program. In addition, the article recognizes the role of former PIA National Director Lewis L. Wilson as the driving force behind creation of the national award.

Encouraging Young Agents - Newly Created PIA National/Rough Notes Award
(Rough Notes 5/06)

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