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PIA of Ohio Holds Forum on Staffing and Perpetuation

PIA of Ohio held a symposium on April 30 to gather academic, insurance industry and government leaders from around the state, to begin discussions on...
May 6, 2008

PIA of Ohio held a symposium on April 30 to gather academic, insurance industry and government leaders from around the state, to begin discussions on finding and retaining professional talent for Ohio's insurance industry. Attending leaders included Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson, CEOs of several Ohio insurance companies and academic leaders from universities and related organizations from throughout Ohio.

"As the state's fourth largest industry, insurance plays a critical role in the overall economic vitality of Ohio," said Terry Kelso, PIA president. "PIA felt it was time to bring together voices from all sectors and offer a platform where we can discuss our shared challenges of looming staffing shortages and perpetuation concerns."

The PIA Symposium, The Future of the Insurance Industry: Staffing and Perpetuation, included presentations on how employment and baby boomer retirement trends will affect every corner of the industry within a few years, and highlighted two programs PIA offers to help foster growth within the independent insurance agency system.

"We're faced with increasing numbers of positions available and decreasing college education opportunities in insurance-related fields. Add that to workforce and generational trends, and you get a recipe of necessity for our entire industry to work together toward a big picture strategy," said Dan Snouffer, PIA director of company and industry relations.

Ohio Agents Say Retirees, Generation Y Make Industry Recruitment Critical (Insurance Journal 5/1/08)

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