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PIA National Names Mark J. LaLonde 2011 Professional Agent of the Year

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 - Mark J. LaLonde, CIC, AAI, CPIA has been named the 2011 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year....
April 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011  - Mark J. LaLonde, CIC, AAI, CPIA has been named the 2011 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year. The award was presented during a ceremony on April 2, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia. PIA National Agent of the Year: PIA National President Fred Thomas (left) congratulates the 2011 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year Mark J. LaLonde.

LaLonde is vice president of Bailey, Haskell and LaLonde, a leading regional insurance broker with headquarters in New York. The firm employs more than 90 people in eight locations throughout the East coast. He joined PIA in 1987 and quickly rose through the ranks, serving on numerous committees. He has been heavily involved in government affairs, education and political action - among many other areas.

In 1996, Mark received the Committee Chair of the Year Award. More awards followed, as Mark moved into leadership, first as Vice President of PIA of New York in 1995 and rising to President and National Director.

LaLonde is currently Chairman of the Board of PIA Management Services, Inc., the umbrella corporation that manages the PIA Glenmont associations. On behalf of PIA of New York, LaLonde participates in PIA/company relations events and activities regularly. He also has served on advisory councils for several companies.

In 2010, Mark was honored by PIA of New York as its Professional Agent of the Year.

"This is one of the great pleasures of being PIA President," said PIA President Fred Thomas, who presented the award to LaLonde. "That's because I get to recognize the outstanding achievements of one Professional Insurance Agent. Mark LaLonde is a member of our association who excels not just in insurance, but in so many facets of life."

"As one of Mark's fellow agents wrote in support of his nomination, 'If ever there was a person who embodies every single quality we wish for in our profession, it is Mark LaLonde,'" Thomas said.

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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