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Steve Harter Is Named PIAPAC Person of the Year

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2009 - Steven J. Harter, CIC, of Ava, Missouri has been named the 2008 Person of the Year by the...
April 16, 2009

Honored for Outstanding Involvement on Behalf of Professional Insurance Agents

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2009  - Steven J. Harter, CIC, of Ava, Missouri has been named the 2008 Person of the Year by the Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC).

The honor, in recognition of outstanding involvement on behalf of professional insurance agents, was bestowed April 2, 2009 during the annual PIAPAC fundraising dinner on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., held in conjunction with the 2009 PIA Federal Legislative Summit.

"It gives me great pleasure to present this distinguished award to a very deserving individual," said PIAPAC Chairman Harper Young. "His generous support of PIAPAC began some 13 years ago and continues to this day. We are fortunate to have Steve as an active member of our PIAPAC family. His dedication and constant support are greatly appreciated by everyone."

Harter is Chair of the PIA Services Group Insurance Fund and is a past president of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National). He is an independent insurance agent who owns his own insurance agency, Select Risk Insurance, in Ava, Missouri.  In addition, he has previously owned a social service agency and is currently active in providing support to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Harter continues to represent PIA National when called upon. Most recently, on May 24, 2007, he testified on behalf of PIA before the House Small Business Committee on "Expanding Small Business Health Insurance Coverage."

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America(SM). PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.

PIAPAC 2008 Person of the Year Steve Harter (left)
PIAPAC 2008 Person of the Year Steve Harter (left) accepts his award
from PIAPAC Chairman Harper Young.