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PIA National Names Ohio Mutual Insurance Group its 2009 Company of the Year

Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and Chief Executive OfficerJames J. Kennedy, left, and PIA National President Kenneth R.Auerbach, Esq. shortly after Ohio Mutual Insurance Group...
October 8, 2009

Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and Chief Executive Officer James J. Kennedy, left, and PIA National President Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq.
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and Chief Executive Officer
James J. Kennedy, left, and PIA National President Kenneth R.
Auerbach, Esq. shortly after Ohio Mutual Insurance Group was
presented with the 2009 PIA National Company Award of Excellence.

San Diego, CA, October 8, 2009  -  The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has named Ohio Mutual Insurance Group as the recipient of its prestigious 2009 Company Award of Excellence.

The award was presented October 3, 2009 during a ceremony in San Diego, California held in conjunction with a national PIA board of directors meeting. The annual PIA National Company Award of Excellence honors companies for their commitment to PIA, to the American Agency System, and to furthering the interests of professional insurance agents by creating a better business environment.

"When it comes to excellence, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group has earned the respect of professional independent insurance agents in many ways," said PIA National President Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq.  "Ohio Mutual's commitment to independent agents and the American Agency System is reflected in its many actions to support a vital and ongoing business partnership and in agent satisfaction."

"As a values-driven organization, Ohio Mutual states in its Guiding Principles that the company is 'steadfastly committed to the Independent Agency System recognizing our independent agents as our business partners.' That pledge has always been backed up by actions, which is why in the last two PIA of Ohio Insurance Company Satisfaction Surveys, Ohio Mutual has been rated as one of the top three companies operating in the state," Auerbach said.

Auerbach added that Ohio Mutual is an industry leader when it comes to perpetuation and strongly supports efforts to bring top-notch professionals to insurance careers through its support of the PIA Internship Program in Ohio.

"The list could go on and on about the values of excellence that Ohio Mutual represents," said PIA National Director Daniel M. Henery, CIC, CRM. "Perhaps it's best to sum it up with this: We see in Ohio Mutual a company that truly perpetuates the agency system - and a company that agents respect."

"A successful organization always has two great resources:  its people and its partners, and Ohio Mutual would not be the company it is today without the benefit of either resource," said Jim Kennedy, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and Chief Executive Officer.  "I'm grateful that our associates, our policyholders, and most of all, our agent partners chose to partner with Ohio Mutual and make it the company it is today. Ohio Mutual Insurance Group recognizes the significance of this award, and we pledge to continue to operate our company and partner with our agents in a manner that is worthy of this great honor."

Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 and based in Bucyrus, Ohio, partners with nearly 300 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Ohio, Connecticut, Indiana, and Rhode Island. Additional company information is available at www.omig.com.

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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