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PIA National Names Donna Boyd 2007 Company Representative of the Year

Albuquerque, N.M., September 20, 2007 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has named Donna E. Boyd of Zurich as its 2007...
September 20, 2007

Albuquerque, N.M., September 20, 2007  - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has named Donna E. Boyd of Zurich as its 2007 Company Representative of the Year.

"PIA members value the contributions made to our agencies and our industry, by these dedicated and talented company representatives," said Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq. in presenting the award. Our winner Donna Boyd is a sales executive for west Tennessee in the Small Business unit of Zurich North America Commercial. During her career, she has also worked as a marketing representative and senior underwriter for Berkshire Hathaway, Ohio Casualty and The Hartford. Before that, she was an independent agent."

Boyd is an active associate member of PIA of Memphis, Tennessee. She was honored as the 2007 PIA of Tennessee Company Representative of the Year.

The criteria used to select the PIA National Company Representative of the Year includes professional experience, assistance given to agents, technical knowledge and demonstrated awareness of industry problems and market conditions. Their contributions to the industry through participation in PIA and other insurance organizations are also considered, as are their contributions to serving the public and their community.

"What sets Donna apart from other company reps is her eagerness to help her agents," said Glen Page, PIA National Director from Tennessee. "She has a true caring attitude which is very sincere. Her greatest attribute is her knowledge of the business; she 'walks her talk.' I can personally attest that her company's growth in my agency is a direct result of her efforts."

"We congratulate Donna Boyd for her hard work and dedication that led to this honor," said Rick Law, head of Zurich's Small Business unit.  "Her contributions to our industry and company are exemplified by this recognition. Given her background and accomplishments, she truly understands the issues that insurance agents face in today's marketplace."

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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