PIA National Names Kimberley Harwood 2017 Professional Agent of the Year
WASHINGTON — Kimberley W. Harwood, CISR, has been named the 2017 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). Harwood is vice president of Harwood & Son Insurance of Farmville, Virginia.
“This award is PIA’s highest honor,” said PIA National Gary Blackwell, in presenting the award. “It recognizes the achievements of one Professional Insurance Agent who is an outstanding member of PIA.”
The PIA National Professional Agent of the Year award is the association’s highest national award of distinction. It is presented annually to one outstanding professional insurance agent who is a member of PIA. Nominations for this award are made by PIA state and regional affiliate associations.
“A consummate professional, a believer in agent education, an active member of her community, a doer of charitable works, a successful Main Street insurance agent in service to her clients, and a proud member of PIA—Kimberley Harwood personifies what a PIA agent is and should be,” Blackwell said.
Kimberley W. Harwood, CISR, (left) and
PIA National President Gary Blackwell
Harwood has been a member of PIA of Virginia & DC since 1998. She was President of the affiliate in 2014-2015, served on almost all of PIA’s committees and won many awards, including CSR of the Year in 2001, Young Professional of the Year in 2002. In 2016, she was named the PIA of Virginia & DC Agent of the Year.
During the year she was president of PIA of Virginia & DC, she served as interim association executive for six months while also doing her job at Harwood & Son Insurance. Active in her community, Harwood went to Honduras in 2007 as part of a medical mission trip with the Farmville United Methodist Church. In 2012, she and her husband went to Israel as part of another mission team.
The PIA National Professional Agent of the Year award was presented during a gala luncheon ceremony on April 7, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia, held during the national PIA meetings, which followed the 2017 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS).
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.