WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has announced a call for nominations for three prestigious awards in its Spring 2012 awards program. Nominations are now being accepted for the association's Professional Agent of the Year, Customer Service Representative (CSR) of the Year and Young Insurance Professional (YIP) of the Year awards. The deadline to submit nominations is January 30, 2012.
The PIA National Professional Agent of the Year Award, the association's highest national award of distinction, 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.
The PIA National Customer Service Representative (CSR) of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding agency customer service representative who works for a PIA member insurance agency. Nominations for this award are made by PIA members. The CSR of the Year Award is sponsored by The Hartford, a membership carrier of The PIA Partnership.
The PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award is given to an outstanding employee, owner or principal of a PIA member agency who is under the age of 40 or a member of a PIA-affiliated Young Insurance Professionals association. Both PIA members as well as PIA state and regional affiliates may make nominations for this award, which is sponsored by Rough Notes magazine.
All three awards will be presented during a luncheon ceremony on March 23, 2012 in Arlington, VA, held in conjunction with the 2012 PIA Federal Legislative Summit and Spring 2012 Board of Directors and committee meetings. Learn more and download a nomination form here: www.pianet.com/Awards.
PIA's four other major national awards — Company Award of Excellence, Managing General Agency of the Year, Company Representative of the Year and Excellence in Social Media — will be presented in Baltimore, Maryland on September 22, 2012, in conjunction with the association's fall 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.
SOURCE National Association of Professional Insurance Agents