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Resiliency, Revisited: Richie Clements on the Value of Agents

If you are an agent, and you'd like to know that your story is being told, take a moment to read this column ('Resiliency, Revisited') in the February National Underwriter...
February 11, 2015

Clements National Underwriter PictureIf you are an agent, and you'd like to know that your story is being told, take a moment to read this column ('Resiliency, Revisited') in the February National Underwriter.

Recently, the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Shawn Moynihan spent a day and a half touring New Orleans with PIA National President Richie Clements. They looked at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the rebuilding that has happened since. Richie told the story of what agents did to help their neighbors put their lives back together.

"Clements' words spoke to me in a profound way, and underscored something that I've long felt but that had never crystallized until that moment," wrote Moynihan. "Agents – no, people – like Clements are needed by this country, and needed by the public they serve; they're an essential part of its fabric. This type of local, hands-on service that independent agents provide is at the core of their value proposition, yet there are still professionals in this business who seem too reticent to emphasize that unique quality."

Read the full article.

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