You are here:HomeNews CenterPIA Press Releases2011PIA National Names Kristen M. Scott 2011 Young Insurance Professional of the Year

PIA National Names Kristen M. Scott 2011 Young Insurance Professional of the Year

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 - Kristen M. Scott, CPIA, has been named the 2011 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. The...
April 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011  - Kristen M. Scott, CPIA, has been named the 2011 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. The award was presented April 2, 2011 by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) and was sponsored by Rough Notes magazine. PIA National YIP of the Year: Kristen Scott is congratulated by PIA National Vice President/Treasurer Andy Harris (left) and Walt Gdowski (right), President & CEO of the Rough Notes Company.

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a young insurance professional. Scott was honored for her many activities in support of professional insurance agents and her efforts to attract more young people into the insurance industry.

"Kristen Scott played an integral part in the development of Project Y, a joint effort with PIA of New Jersey," said PIA National Vice President/Treasurer Andy Harris, who presented the award. "Project Y is a marketing campaign that includes a cutting-edge website designed to attract young professionals to a career in the insurance industry." Scott was named New Jersey YIP of the Year in 2010.

Project Y (www.projectynj.org), a joint effort with PIA of New Jersey, is a marketing campaign designed to attract young professionals to a career in the insurance industry.  The campaign's website employs a variety of methods to get young professionals' attention, offers resume-posting at no charge and gives established PIA members access to the resumes.

Scott was named NJYIP Director of the Year in 2006 and YIP of the Year in 2010. She is Assistant Vice President of Chamber Insurance Agency Services of West Orange, New Jersey. She is an active member of the New Jersey Young Insurance Professionals (NJYIP) and has served two terms as NJYIP President. Scott is also a member of PIA of New Jersey.

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award was sponsored by Rough Notes magazine for the sixth year in a row.

"Encouraging young people to consider a career as a professional insurance agent must be a top priority for all of us," Harris said. "We are particularly pleased to partner with the Rough Notes Company in this important effort."

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.

Filed under: