WASHINGTON — The new national officers of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) were installed during the group’s September 19, 2015 board of directors meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each of the officers will serve one-year terms that begin on October 1, 2015, and run through September 30, 2016. As of October 1, 2015, Robert W. Hansen, Jr., CPIA, LUTCF, of Omaha, Nebraska becomes President; Gareth W. Blackwell, Jr., CPCU, of Corinth, Maine becomes President-elect; Timothy G. Russell, CPCU, of Southport, Connecticut becomes Vice President/Treasurer; Keith A. Savino, CPIA, of Mahwah, New Jersey becomes Secretary/Assistant Treasurer; and Richard A. Clements of Chalmette, Louisiana 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 AmericaSM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.
Pictured: Timothy Russell, CPCU Vice President/Treasurer of PIA National, Congressman Jim Himes, and Peter Frascarelli, Immediate Past President PIACT