President's Welcome

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Date:  April 9, 2020

To: Members of Professional Insurance Agents of NE & IA

From: R.J. Gall, PIA of NE/IA President, 2019-2020

These past few weeks have been a trying time on all of us.  The progressively serious situation of COVID-19 has impacted every part of our lives, including our opportunities to learn and grow as an association of Insurance agents in Nebraska and Iowa. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Nebraska and Iowa we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual convention and the accompanying golf outing for June 3rd & 4th of 2020 that was to be held in Lincoln, NE.  The health and safety of our members and key partners to our association is always foremost in our mind. 

This decision was particularly difficult as 2020 marked our 70th year as an Association for Insurance Agents in Nebraska and Iowa.

For 70 years, PIA has served the local agent who has served Main Street America.  Now, more than ever before, we are critically needed in our community as leaders and supporters for their needs.

Despite the cancellation of our convention we still have multiple opportunities for you to learn with your peers and make important connections.  Please take advantage of the following events for our PIA of NE/IA members and partners:
  • Free Webinars for Members Only on June 4th and August 5th – Approved by Utica for Loss Control Discount and 3 Ethics CE hours!
  • Scholarship Golf Outing on Sept 10th in Ashland, NE – Support our scholarship fund for youth entering the insurance industry
  • Farm Seminar on Oct. 20th in Columbus NE – Registration opening on May 1, 2020

Some other benefits as members you should be aware of:

Finally, PIA is your advocate at the state level and on Capitol Hill. We have your best interest at heart for all thing’s government related.  Please take a moment to read how PIA National is actively involved in the efforts to provide emergency support for employees and business during the Coronavirus pandemic.   

Don’t forget to proudly display the PIA logo on your website, letterhead, and business cards to show your clients that YOU are a PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE AGENT who abides by the ethics and protocols your clients deserve and expect.

As always, we wish you good health as we navigate through our new normal of living with this pervasive virus in our midst. 

R.J. Gall, CIC

PIA of NE/IA President 2019-2020

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R.J. Gall