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PIA Names Michael J. Moore Recipient of National Young Insurance Professional Award

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2007 - Michael J. Moore has been named the 2007 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. The award...
March 31, 2007

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2007  - Michael J. Moore has been named the 2007 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. The award was presented March 31, 2007 by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) and was sponsored by Rough Notes magazine.

Moore is Executive Vice President of Insurance Operations for Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum, Inc., a PIA member agency in Madison, Wisconsin.

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual under age 40. The award was presented during a luncheon ceremony March 31 in Arlington, Virginia.

Moore was honored for his many activities in support of professional insurance agents and his efforts to attract more young people into the insurance industry. In 2005, he took the lead in the development of a college intern program to place interns in independent agencies. He helped organize a consortium of educators and administrators from several independent colleges, universities and technical schools in Wisconsin to increase the insurance curriculum at those schools. Moore is a past president of PIA of Wisconsin.

"Mike is an outstanding example of a young insurance professional who has contributed greatly to his profession, his industry and his community," said PIA National President Donna L. Pile. "He exemplifies the high level of commitment and achievement this award is designed to reflect."

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award was sponsored by Rough Notes magazine for the second year in a row. Walter J. Gdowski, the President & CEO of the Rough Notes Company noted, "Attracting more young people to join our industry is a critical mission. We are pleased to again join with the PIA to recognize the outstanding young insurance professionals who are making our industry their career choice."


2007 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year
Michael J. Moore, left, with Walter J. Gdowski, the President & CEO of
the Rough Notes Company, sponsor of the annual PIA award.

"Encouraging young people to consider a career in the independent insurance agency system must be a top priority for all of us," Pile said. "We are particularly pleased to partner with the Rough Notes Company in this important effort."

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.

 

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