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Mark J. LaLonde Named PIA National Professional Agent of the Year

Mark J. LaLonde, CIC, AAI, CPIA has been named the 2011 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year. The award was presented during a ceremony...
April 7, 2011

Mark J. LaLonde, CIC, AAI, CPIA has been named the 2011 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year. The award was presented during a ceremony on April 2, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia.

LaLonde is vice president of Bailey, Haskell and LaLonde, a leading regional insurance broker with headquarters in New York. The firm employs more than 90 people in eight locations throughout the East coast. He joined PIA in 1987 and quickly rose through the ranks, serving on numerous committees. He has been heavily involved in government affairs, education and political action - among many other areas.

In 1996, Mark received the Committee Chair of the Year Award. More awards followed, as Mark moved into leadership, first as Vice President of PIA of New York in 1995 and rising to President and National Director. LaLonde is currently Chairman of the Board of PIA Management Services, Inc., the umbrella corporation that manages the PIA Glenmont associations. In 2010, Mark was honored by PIA of New York as its Professional Agent of the Year.

"This is one of the great pleasures of being PIA President," said PIA President Fred Thomas, who presented the award to LaLonde. "That's because I get to recognize the outstanding achievements of one Professional Insurance Agent. Mark LaLonde is a member of our association who excels not just in insurance, but in so many facets of life. As one of Mark's fellow agents wrote in support of his nomination, 'If ever there was a person who embodies every single quality we wish for in our profession, it is Mark LaLonde.'"

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