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PIA Announces Call for Award Nominations

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has announced a call for nominations for four prestigious awards in its fall 2014 awards program...
May 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has announced a call for nominations for four prestigious awards in its fall 2014 awards program. Nominations are being accepted now through July 14, 2014, for the association’s 2014 PIA National Company Award of Excellence, Company Representative of the Year, Managing General Agency of the Year and Excellence in Social Media awards.

The PIA National Company Award of Excellence honors an insurance company that demonstrates a commitment to the American Agency System and seeks to further the interests of professional, independent insurance agents by creating a better business environment. PIA places a very high value on its relationships with its carrier partners.

PIA members as well as PIA state and regional affiliates make nominations for this award.

The PIA National Company Representative of the Year Award recognizes the professionalism and unique contributions of an outstanding company representative. Nominees are judged on their professional education, experience and ability; their contributions to the American Agency System in general and PIA in particular; their support of individual, independent insurance agents; their involvement in community affairs; and their performance as an industry spokesperson.

Nominations for this award are made solely by PIA state and regional affiliates. PIA members in states served exclusively by the national PIA headquarters may submit nominations for the Company Representative of the Year Award.

The PIA National Managing General Agency of the Year Award is given annually to recognize the outstanding achievement of a managing general agency in furthering the interests of agents, along with a commitment to the agency system and successful efforts to create a better business environment for professional insurance agents.

Nominations for this award are made by individual PIA members as well as PIA state and regional affiliates.

The PIA National Excellence in Social Media Award honors a PIA member agency that uses non-traditional communication tools to effectively further the goals of the organization. An agency may use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogs and other social media outlets to creatively promote programs, build upon an existing brand and introduce products and services to an expandable customer base.

Nominations for this award are made by individual PIA members as well as PIA state and regional affiliates. The fifth annual Excellence in Social Media Award is sponsored by the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

All four awards will be presented during a luncheon ceremony on September 19, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, held in conjunction with the association’s 2014 Fall Governance Meetings. Learn more and download nomination forms at www.pianet.com/awards.

PIA’s three other major national awards—the Professional Agent of the Year, Young Insurance Professional of the Year and Customer Service Representative of the Year—will be presented in Arlington, VA, on March 27, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS) and Spring Governance Meetings.

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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