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PIA National Names Mike Grushon 2009 Professional Insurance Agent of the Year

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2009 - Mike Grushon, CIC, CRM of Bellbrook, Ohio, has been named the 2009 Professional Agent of the Year by...
April 8, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2009 - Mike Grushon, CIC, CRM of Bellbrook, Ohio, has been named the 2009 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The award was presented during a luncheon ceremony held in Arlington, Virginia in conjunction with the association's spring Board of Directors meeting and Federal Legislative Summit.

Grushon was honored for his contributions to the insurance industry, the independent agency system and to his PIA colleagues, along with his commitment to education, involvement in community affairs and overall success. The award was presented by PIA National President Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq.

"This year's award winner personifies professionalism," said Auerbach. "Mike Grushon measures success by what he does for others. By that measure - and by many others - Mike is one of the most successful PIA agents, and is richly deserving of the honor that we bestow today."

Auerbach said that Mike Grushon's success as a leader of PIA of Ohio is matched by his success as an independent agency principal. In addition, Auerbach noted, he is a national leader in agent education and is consistently rated as one of PIA's best instructors.

"I have known Mike for over 25 years, and I consider him the most exemplary man I have ever known, bar none," said PIA National Director Daniel M. Henery, CIC, CRM. "As an industry, and as an Association, we need to show our appreciation for Mike's decision some 35 years ago to embark on a career as a Professional Insurance Agent. Mike would have been remarkable in any vocation, and we are fortunate that he chose to be one of us."


2009 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year Mike Grushon, CIC, CRM,
left, poses with PIA National President Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq. shortly
after winning the award.

In October 2008, Grushon, of Thomas & Grushon Agency of Bellbrook, Ohio, was honored by the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio. Inc. with a Lifetime Achievement Award and was also named Chairman of the Year.

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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