WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Becker has been named Executive Vice President & CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National), effective December 10, 2013. The announcement was made by PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Ron Von Haden.
"PIA is pleased that Mike Becker will assume his new responsibilities on behalf of our national association," said Von Haden, who will continue as Executive Vice President of PIA of Wisconsin when he relinquishes the additional duties he had assumed at PIA National over the past year. "We are proud that PIA is moving forward in such a dynamic manner."
Becker heads PIA's day-to-day lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. He began his career at PIA in March of 2007, rising to Assistant Vice President of Federal Affairs, then being appointed to his current position of Vice President of Federal Affairs in February 2013. Prior to joining PIA, he worked on the congressional relations team for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), an organization representing pharmaceutical companies. He joined CHPA in 2004 after a stint as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill.
"Mike Becker is a can-do person who is fully and firmly committed to the continuing success of PIA," said PIA National President John G. Lee. "He is the right person at the right time for PIA. The leaders of PIA National are determined that our Association will continue to grow and prosper in the years to come." Lee added that Mr. Becker's strong background as a federal lobbyist does not mean that PIA's emphasis will change. "PIA is firmly committed to maintaining and continuing to expand the full range of legislative and regulatory advocacy, carrier relations and services that we currently provide on behalf of our members."
"My commitment to PIA is complete and unwavering," said Becker. "We owe an immense debt of gratitude to our professional staff at PIA National's Alexandria, Virginia, headquarters. Their talent, experience and dedication keeps PIA a major player on behalf of Professional Insurance Agents. We couldn't do it without them and we will depend on all of them in the years ahead as we move forward."
"Over the past few years, PIA successfully overcame many challenges and is now growing its membership and expanding its influence. My job is to enable that to continue," said Becker. "I am dedicated to earning the respect of our PIA affiliates, leadership, members and staff in this team effort."
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 AmericaSM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.
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SOURCE National Association of Professional Insurance Agents