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PIA National President Clements in End-of-Year Roundtable

PIA National President Richard A. Clements participated in a roundtable of industry leaders convened to review 2014 and look ahead to 2015...
December 11, 2014

PIA National President Richard A. Clements participated in a roundtable of industry leaders convened to review 2014 and look ahead to 2015. Clements joined ACORD President & CEO Gregory Maciag; Paul C. Blume Jr., senior vice president of state government relations at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI); and Sam Friedman, insurance research leader at the Deloitte Center for Financial Services and former editor-in-chief of the National Underwriter.

"We are at the dawn of a bright, new age for the professional, independent insurance agent," said Clements. "The expansion of choices available to insurance consumers will increase the need for independent agents as professional counselors. As the insurance marketplace becomes more complex, the value of independent advice and counsel will increase. Agents also will be better positioned to take advantage of demographic changes in the marketplace, as they are adaptable and already on the cutting-edge of new forms of communication."

End-of-the-Year Evaluation (December 2014)
—Reprinted with permission from PIA Management Services Inc.