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PIA and Rough Notes Magazine to Present 5th Annual National Young Insurance Professional Award

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2009 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) and Rough Notes magazine will present the fifth annual...
December 17, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2009  - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) and Rough Notes magazine will present the fifth annual PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award.

"Encouraging young people to consider a career in the independent insurance agency system is a top priority for PIA," said PIA National President Jon Spalding. "Perpetuation of our agencies and of our industry depends on attracting talented people and giving them the recognition they deserve."

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional award will be presented during a luncheon on March 20, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia, held in conjunction with the 2010 PIA Federal Legislative Summit and Spring 2010 PIA National Board of Directors and committee meetings.

"Attracting more young people to join our industry is a critical mission," said Rough Notes President & CEO Walter J. Gdowski. "For the fifth year in a row, we are pleased to join with the PIA to recognize the outstanding young insurance professionals who are making our industry their career choice."

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award is given to an outstanding employee, owner or principal of a PIA member agency who is under the age of 40 or a member of a PIA-affiliated Young Insurance Professionals association. Both PIA members as well as PIA state and regional affiliates may make nominations for this award.

Nomination forms are available here.

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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