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PIA National Names Carla Jean Marks 2018 Professional Agent of the Year

WASHINGTON — Carla Jean Marks has been named the 2018 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. Marks is President of the Wayne-Tiller Insurance Agency in Roanoke, Virginia...
May 1, 2018

WASHINGTON — Carla Jean Marks has been named the 2018 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). Marks is President of the Marks-Tiller Insurance Agency in Roanoke, Virginia.

“This award is PIA’s highest honor,” said PIA National Tim Russell, in presenting the award. “It recognizes the achievements of one Professional Insurance Agent who is an outstanding member of PIA.” Russell detailed how, when Marks joined the one-person agency in 1991, its total book of business was $75,000. She ultimately purchased the agency and has grown that book of business to $2.5 million.

“Carla is a small town, Main Street agent, the very backbone of PIA,” said Kevin P. Kowar, Association Executive of PIA of Virginia & DC. “She is entrenched in her community, where she touches lives in many ways. Hers is a life of service to her community, church, friends, family and her industry. She is a fine example of the small town insurance agent who gives our industry a good name.”

Carla has made many presentations to church groups on insurance. She has also spoken regularly on insurance topics at local high schools. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others whenever she can.

The 2018 PIA Agent of the Year Award was presented to Carla Marks during a gala luncheon ceremony held on April 24, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia, held in conjunction with PIA National 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.PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.

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