PIA National and PIA Partnership launch growth tool for members
A new tool to help PIA members grow and increase profits has been launched by PIA National and the PIA Partnership, PIA's agency-company council. "Closing the Gap for Growth and Profitability" will help agents project and plan for new business growth and profitability on a five year basis.
Using calculators created for use with Microsfot Excel, agents will be able to generate projections by customer type, create "what if" scenarios and determine how to improve their bottom-line results by adjusting factors. Learn more here.
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PIA names Jeff Anderson Executive Vice President
Jeff Anderson of Franklin, Tennessee has been tapped to lead PIA of Tennessee as Executive Vice President. He is the 7th leader of PIA since inception in 1939. Jeff has been in the life and health side of insurance since 2001, and he is excited to join PIA to help member agents and company partners grow in Tennessee.
PIA National names Mike Becker EVP & CEO
Mike Becker has been named executive vice president and CEO of PIA National, effective December 10, 2013.
"Mike 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."
"My commitment to PIA is complete and unwavering," Becker said. "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."
Becker currently serves as vice president of federal affairs, heading PIA's day-to-day lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. He began his career at PIA in March 2007 in the federal affairs, rising to assistant vice president. He was promoted to vice president of federal affairs in February 2013.
"PIA is pleased that Mike Becker will assume his new responsibilities on behalf of our national association," said Ron Von Haden, who has served as EVP & CEO of PIA National over the past year. Von Haden will continue as EVP of PIA of Wisconsin when he relinquishes the addidtional post he assumed at PIA National. "We are proud that PIA is moving forward in such a dynamic manner."
2014 Partnership Program
The PIA Partnership Program is focused on bringing REAL value to the companies that operate in Tennessee. Companies large and small have realized that PIA of Tennessee wants to assist its company partners in building a stronger brand and in growing their revenue in this state. To assist companies in their budgeting process, we have released the 2014 brochure that details the exciting benefits and perks of partnership with PIA of Tennessee. Click here to download the brochure and sign-up form.