Jon Gentile has been named Vice President of Government Relations of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The announcement was made by PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Mike Becker. “PIA is pleased to recognize the many accomplishments of Jon Gentile in his Capitol Hill advocacy for PIA members,” said Becker. “His dogged determination, legislative expertise and extensive Washington contacts benefit our members by advancing PIA’s agenda every day.” Gentile has been Director of Federal Affairs with PIA National since January 2014.
Gentile leads PIA’s day-to-day lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill along with the association’s nationwide grassroots legislative advocacy programs. He directs the annual PIA National Federal Legislative Summit and is the lead liaison on federal legislative matters to the PIA National Board of Directors. In addition, he oversees the Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC).
Gentile has spent the last decade working in federal government relations for a variety of nonprofits and trade associations on a broad range of issues including business, law enforcement, labor, and education. He has extensive experience with coalition building and grassroots advocacy. Originally from northern New Jersey, he has a BA and an MA from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 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.