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Grady Campbell Named Chairman of The PIA Partnership

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2009 - Grady B. Campbell, CIC, AAI, vice president for property and casualty marketing for Motorists Mutual Insurance Company, has...
July 30, 2009

Motorists Mutual Vice President to Head Blue-Ribbon Group of Senior Insurance Company Executives

Grady Campbell of Motorists MutualWASHINGTON, July 30, 2009  - Grady B. Campbell, CIC, AAI, vice president for property and casualty marketing for Motorists Mutual Insurance Company, has been named chairman of The PIA Partnership.

Through The Partnership, The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) and insurance company participants focus on identifying areas which serve to enhance the success of professional independent insurance agents. Company representatives and agent volunteers sit side-by-side to identify specific areas of opportunity, determine an approach to develop those opportunities and then create practical hands-on tools for agents.

Insurance companies participating in The PIA Partnership include: Central Insurance, Erie Insurance, Hanover, Harleysville, The Hartford, Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, MetLife Auto & Home, Motorists Insurance, Progressive, State Auto, Travelers, and Zurich.

"We are pleased to congratulate Grady Campbell on being elected by his peers to this key position of leadership," said PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Leonard C. Brevik. "The PIA Partnership will benefit from Grady's talent, marketing expertise and dedication to the success of professional, independent insurance agents."

Campbell has 20 years of marketing, field, and management experience with Motorists and other property and casualty insurance companies. At Motorists, he is responsible for marketing auto, home and business insurance through a network of more than 4,000 independent agents in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana.  In addition, he is also responsible for independent agent recruiting, licensing, advertising and corporate communications. A graduate of Cleveland State University, Campbell is a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) and a past member of the Cleveland and national associations of life underwriters.

Founded in 1996 with start-up funding from PIA National, The Partnership identifies areas of opportunity in the agency-company partnership, facilitates dialogue between company executives and PIA leaders and conducts solution-oriented research designed to enable both agents and companies to profit from these opportunities. Recent projects of The Partnership have included Reaching GenY; A Practical Guide to Successful Planning; Perpetuation Central; and the Value Difference.

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.