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Brian Marino Installed as President-elect of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

San Diego, CA, October 15, 2009 - Brian T. Marino, CIC, was installed as President-elect of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents...
October 15, 2009

San Diego, CA, October 15, 2009  - Brian T. Marino, CIC, was installed as President-elect of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) during a meeting of the board of directors of the association held in San Diego, California on October 4, 2009.

"It is an honor to be elected by my peers to serve as an officer of PIA, a national association representing professional, independent insurance agents in all 50 states," said Marino, past president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Florida.  "PIA is an activist, grassroots organization that seeks to protect the business and professional interests of its members, the owners of independent insurance agencies, in Tallahassee and throughout the nation. Our commitment to our customers and our communities is exemplified by PIA's motto, 'Local Agents Serving Main Street America.'"

Marino is the President and owner of Family Insurance Services, Inc., a successful South Florida independent insurance agency. "We are proud to have been appointed by the largest and most reputable companies in the state of Florida," he says.   "At present, we represent more than 20 insurance companies." Brian began working in this family owned business shortly after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Florida in 1983. Among his many accomplishments, he has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

A member of the board of directors of PIA of Florida since the early 90's, Marino served as President of the South Florida chapter of the PIA in 1994, and in 1995 he was named Agent of the Year and received a Chairman's award for leadership in the industry. In 1997, Marino served as President of PIA of Florida, leading resurgence for the statewide association, ushering in an era of growth and prosperity. In 1998, he again received the PIA of Florida Agent of the Year award.

Marino became a director of the national PIA in 2006, where he was appointed co-chair of the PIA National Natural Catastrophe Task Force, continuing in that capacity today. He was elected to the Executive Committee of PIA National in 2007 and sworn in as President-elect on October 4th of 2009.

An active member of his community, Marino participates in local volunteer organizations and serves on the national agents' advisory councils of several major insurance companies. Brian lives in Hollywood, Florida with his wife Anita and his two children Ali, 20, and Matt, 19.

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.

Editors: A photo of Mr. Marino is available at your request to: tedbe@pianet.org

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