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Peretti Presents PIA Presidential Citations

PIA National President Ray Peretti presented two Presidential Citations for outstanding service to PIA. The presentations were made during the September 10, 2006 PIA National...
September 14, 2006

PIA National President Ray Peretti presented two Presidential Citations for outstanding service to PIA. The presentations were made during the September 10, 2006 PIA National Board of Directors meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

PIA National Vice President/Treasurer Robert P. Page of Houma, Louisiana was recognized for his leadership and efforts on behalf of PIA during the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Page was subsequently appointed as Chairman of PIA's Special Presidential Task Force on Natural Catastrophes, which is examining the large number of federal legislative proposals introduced in Congress in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and making recommendations.

PIA National Vice President of Communications Ted Besesparis was recognized for his successful efforts to enhance PIA's reputation in the industry, especially by generating widespread positive coverage of the association in the insurance trade press. In 2003, PIA's monthly publication, PIA Connection, was named Best Print Publication by the Professional Insurance Communicators of America (PICA). A former reporter and radio talk show host, Besesparis joined the PIA National staff in 1995.

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