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PIA National Names Timothy P. Clements 2014 Young Insurance Professional of the Year

WASHINGTON — Timothy P. Clements of Clements Insurance Services in Chalmette, Louisiana, has been named the 2014 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year...
April 1, 2014

Tim Clements YIP PhotoWASHINGTON — Timothy (Tim) P. Clements of Clements Insurance Services in Chalmette, Louisiana, has been named the 2014 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. The award was presented March 28, 2014, by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) and was sponsored by The Rough Notes Company.

“The 2014 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year is truly an outstanding young agent,” said PIA National President-elect Richard A. Clements of Chalmette, Louisiana, who presented the award. “He is very deserving of this award. Of course, I’m prejudiced. I know our winner pretty well. He’s my son, Timothy P. Clements.”

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievement by a young insurance professional. Tim was honored for his dedication to his profession, his contributions to the community and his tireless efforts to get more young people to pursue a career as an independent insurance agent.

Tim didn’t start out intending to become an insurance agent. He got into the business as the result of Hurricane Katrina. When his hometown was destroyed and the family insurance business was devastated, he knew it was his responsibility to step up. Tim joined his father’s insurance agency and immediately started to grow as an insurance producer, quickly obtaining his professional designations. He joined the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana (PIA Louisiana) and rose to become the President of the Young Insurance Professionals (YIP) of Louisiana.

“The PIA is recognizing the need to attract future Professional Insurance Agents,” Tim Clements said. “We need to show the next generation that our industry is promising. We need to let them know that being a doctor or lawyer isn’t the only way to make money. Sales is the only job without a salary cap. When you return back to your home states, invite a young person to your office and educate them on our industry. You could make a difference in that person’s life. Get that young person involved in the PIA and grow that YIPs organization in your state. Perhaps you can give them the same honor and opportunity for a great career helping my neighbors that my father and the PIA have given me.”

The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year award, sponsored for the ninth year in a row by The Rough Notes Company, was presented during a gala luncheon ceremony on March 28, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, held during the national PIA meetings, which followed the annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit.

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.

Photo: (left to right) Dick Schoeninger, vice president of advertising, The Rough Notes Company; PIA National President-elect Richard A. Clements; Timothy P. Clements, 2014 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year.

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