WASHINGTON – The new national officers of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) were installed during the group’s September 21, 2014 Board of Directors meeting held in San Antonio, Texas. Each of the officers will serve one-year terms that begin on October 1, 2014 and run through September 30, 2015. As of October 1, 2014, Richard A. Clements, CIC, CPIA, of Chalmette, Louisiana becomes President; Robert W. Hansen, Jr., CPIA, LUTCF, of Omaha, Nebraska becomes President-elect; Gary W. Blackwell, Jr., CPCU, of Corinth, Maine becomes Vice President/Treasurer; Timothy G. Russell, CPCU, of Southport, Connecticut becomes Secretary/Assistant Treasurer; and John G. Lee, CIC, CPIA, LUTCF, of Fredericksburg, Virginia becomes Immediate Past President.
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.