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PIA of Florida Honors Three With Awards

Mark O'Connell, PIA of Florida CEO, presented Langston with the President's Award, to honor and recognize him for serving on the PIA board and...
December 20, 2005

The Board of Directors of PIA of Florida has honored Ed Langston, Donald McMahon and Phil Zelman with awards for their achievements.

Mark O'Connell, PIA of Florida CEO, presented Langston with the President's Award, to honor and recognize him for serving on the PIA board and numerous volunteer committees. Langston founded the Langston Insurance Agency, with offices in Casselberry and Kissimmee, Fla. He has been a member of PIA since 1995 and a board member since 1996. He served as PIA president from 1999 to 2001, is now active on PIA's legislative committee and chairs its budget committee.

McMahon, owner of McMahon-Hadder Insurance Inc., with offices in Pensacola and Destin/Fort Walton, was named Agent of the Year, the highest honor an agent can receive. The award is based on an agent's professional competence, high ethical standards, and overall contribution to the industry. McMahon also becomes Florida's nominee for PIA's National Agent of the Year Award.

Zelman, vice president and co-owner of NCF Insurance Associates in Coral Gables, was awarded PIA's Leadership Award. The award recognizes a committee chair for contributions to the insurance community in Florida and the nation. O'Connell said McMahon has worked to make PIA a stronger organization and is an outstanding spokesperson and advocate, not only for PIA but for the industry.  Zelman, the chair of PIA's budget committee, was recognized for his work in furthering the successes of PIA with strong financial oversight, enabling PIA to increase its programs, enhance its benefits to members, standardize the dues structure and increase its presence in the insurance community.

PIA of FL Recognizes Award Winners (Insurance Journal 12/19/05)

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