One of the things that I am most proud of in my professional career is the time I have spent as an active member of the Professional Insurance Agents of CT. The friendships that I have made with other agents and the knowledge that I have gained by being on the front line of emerging industry issues are invaluable. I believe both the industry connections and industry knowledge gained allow me and my Agency to provide better service to our customers. I know that everyone's day is busy enough already and many of you can't imagine one more thing on your plate, but take my advice and join your industry association. When you join, be active! The benefit of membership will be far greater if you are active. Not everyone can spare time to be a board member, but take the time to attend local events, continuing education and conventions.
If you are already a member of your association but not active, don't worry, you can always change that! The association wants you to be active. They want to hear your ideas and even your complaints!
I urge you all to be active in your industry associations. I think you will be glad that you did.
Pictured from left to right: PIACT National Director Timothy Russell CPCU, Congressman Jim Himes (D- CT), PIACT President Peter Frascarelli CPIA