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PIA National Announces Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted between now and February 6, 2004 for the association's Professional Agent of the Year Award, and the PIA National Customer...
December 18, 2003

Professional Agent, CSR of the Year to be Honored

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has announced a call for nominations for two prestigious national awards.

Nominations are being accepted between now and February 6, 2004 for the association's Professional Agent of the Year Award, and the PIA National Customer Service Representative (CSR) of the Year Award.

The PIA National Professional Agent of the Year is nominated by PIA state and regional affiliates. PIA member agents make nominations for the PIA National CSR of the Year Award, sponsored this year by Zurich North America Small Business.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon in Arlington, Virginia on March 27, 2004 in conjunction with PIA's national board and committee meetings.

The PIA National CSR of the Year Award is given to an outstanding agency customer service representative who works for a PIA member insurance agency. For the second year in a row, the CSR award is sponsored by Zurich North America Small Business, a carrier partner of the PIA Company Council of Executive Officers (PIA-CCEO).

"Customer service representatives are a vital part of the independent agency distribution system," said Roger Murphy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Zurich North America Small Business. "Zurich Small Business is proud to partner with PIA to honor the professionalism and dedication of the agency CSR."

PIA's two other major national awards-the Company Award of Excellence and the Company Representative of the Year-will be presented in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the association's fall 2004 meetings.

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.