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PIA names Acuity its 2018 Company of the Year

Insurance Forums Staff

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) honored Acuity with the prestigious 2018 PIA National Company Award of Excellence.

The presentation was made on Sept. 28 at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Portland, Maine.

“Acuity loves agents,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “Acuity has the heart of a regional carrier with the strength of a national and is honored to have earned the PIA National Company Award of Excellence.”

“This is our association’s highest annual company honor,” said PIA National President Tim Russell (pictured at right above with Acuity’s Brian Little and John Kautzer, center). “In all that it does, Acuity places a high value on creating the best partnership with independent agents. One of Acuity’s major priorities is making it easy for agents to do business with them. Acuity is a perfect business partner for independent insurance agents.”

The PIA National award honors an insurance company that demonstrates a commitment to the American agency system and seeks to further the interests of professional independent insurance agents by creating a better business environment.

“To be recognized as company of the year from PIA National is a tremendous honor and very humbling,” said Wally Waldhart, Acuity Vice President – Sales and Communications. “We work to be a strong business partner and the go-to company for independent agents. To receive national recognition for our efforts is a wonderful validation of the efforts of everyone at Acuity.”

Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wis., insures over 100,000 businesses, including 300,000 commercial vehicles, and nearly a half million homes and private passenger autos across 27 states. Rated A+ by A.M. Best and S&P, Acuity employs over 1,300 people.

Pictured from left with the award are Dennis Kuhnke, incoming PIA National President-Elect and Vice President at Robertson Ryan & Associates, Acuity’s John Kautzer, General Manager – Sales, Brian Little, Acuity Territory Director ME, NH, VT, and Jodi Cordes, Commercial Insurance Agent at Glass Insurance Center and Past President of the PIA of Wisconsin.

About PIA: 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.



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