PIA Young Insurance Professionals
Professional Insurance Agents is a voluntary, membership-based trade association representing professional, independent property/casualty insurance agents.
The challenges facing today’s insurance professionals are many, and too frequently, allies are few and far between. PIA is dedicated to building the future for insurance professionals everywhere. We are unrivaled in our ability to meet members’ needs, providing a focused legislative voice, information, education, networking opportunities and tools to help members prosper and grow.
The Professional Insurance Agents Associations of New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Hampshire evolved over the course of more than 75 years. Beginning in the 1940s as the Mutual Agents Association, the organizations were known as the Independent Mutual Insurance Agents in the 1960s and 70s. In 1977, the Professional Insurance Agents identity was established at a national level and adopted by our respective states, in response to the expanding markets accessed by member agencies.
Professional Insurance Agents of New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut have been business partners in a highly successful joint management agreement for nearly 50 years. Through this arrangement and the support of PIA Management Services Inc., wholly owned by the three state associations, members in each state benefit from the expertise and resources of a staff of nearly 80 industry professionals. PIA of New Hampshire members have enjoyed the benefits of the association’s participation in this group since 1999.
PIACT Young Insurance Professionals elect officers and directors at Annual Convention
HARTFORD, Conn.–Officers of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc. Young Insurance Professionals were elected today during PIACT’s Annual Convention on March 10th, 2016, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
- Nick Khamarji Jr., of New England Insurance in Bridgeport, Conn., will serve as president.
- Kathleen Bailey, ACSR, CLCS, of The Russell Agency, in Southport, Conn., will serve as vice president;
- Crystal Cathcart of MarketStance in New Haven, Conn.; will serve as treasurer;
- Assaf Ben-Atar, Esq., of Pullman & Comley, LLC in Bridgeport, Conn. will serve as secretary.
Elected to serve on the CTYIP board of directors are: Assaf Ben-Atar, Esq., of Pullman & Comley in Bridgeport, Conn.; Kathleen Bailey, ACSR, CLCS, of The Russell Agency, in Southport, Conn.; Crystal Cathcart of MarketStance in New Haven, Conn.; Cathy Finlayson of Servpro of Meridan in Wallingford, Conn.; Alyssa Harrington of Hillcrest Agency LLC in Centerbrook, Conn.; Steven Hunt of Thomas Fahy Insurance Agency in West Hartford, Conn.; Nick Khamarji, Jr., of New England Insurance in Bridgeport, Conn.; John Mastroianni of Sal’s Clothing Restoration in North Haven, Conn.; Frank Pingelski of Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group in Wilton, Conn.; Nick Ruickoldt, CPIA, of The Russell Agency in Southport, Conn.; Nick Serra of Serra & Delvecchio Insurance in Middletown, Conn.
The CTYIP is an organization dedicated to the professional and personal growth of newcomers to the insurance industry. It is an affiliate of PIACT, a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies and their employees throughout the state.