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Thomas C. Adderhold Installed as Officer of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2009 - Thomas C. Adderhold, CIC, of Duluth, Georgia was installed as an officer of the National Association of Professional...
October 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2009  - Thomas C. Adderhold, CIC, of Duluth, Georgia was installed as an officer 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 Adderhold, whose new position as Secretary/Assistant Treasurer places him in line to become national president of the organization in 2012-2013.

"PIA is an activist, grassroots organization," Adderhold said. "Our mission is to protect the business interests of our members who are the owners of independent insurance agencies throughout the nation. Our commitment to our customers and our communities is exemplified by PIA's motto, 'Local Agents Serving Main Street America.'"

Adderhold is the CEO/Owner of Preferred Insurance Agency located in Duluth, Georgia and the President of Preferred Insurance Underwriters. He began his insurance career in 1976 by purchasing interest in an existing agency, and in 1979 purchased his present retail agency, Preferred Insurance. Tom has grown this operation to its current level by targeting and cross-selling commercial, aviation, personal lines and life & health accounts. Prior to purchasing Preferred Insurance Agency, Tom was a Sales Manager for IBM and enjoyed a successful career earning four 100% Sales Club Awards.

First elected to the PIA of Georgia Board of Directors in 1996, Adderhold has served on its legislative committee since 1998 and is often called upon to lobby at the Georgia state capitol. He served as President of PIA of Georgia in 1999-2000 and has served on the national PIA board since 2000. In addition, Adderhold is Vice Chairman of the PIA Services Group Insurance Fund.

Tom is a licensed pilot, and served as Chairman of the Peachtree-DeKalb (Georgia) Airport Authority for ten years. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing and earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1979.

Adderhold is a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club and is currently serving as General Chairman for the upcoming 2011 PGA Championship.

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. Adderhold is available at your request to: tedbe@pianet.org

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