Kim Legato, Senior Vice President of PIA Western Alliance and Association Management Services (AMS)
PIA Western Alliance Executive Vice President announced the promotion of Kim Legato to Senior Vice President of PIA Western Alliance and Association Management Services (AMS). Over the last five years she has served the PIA Western Alliance as its Vice President of Non-Profit Operations.
In his statement Sitzes praised her exceptional management skills and noted her 11 years of service to the PIA. “Her comprehensive experience and knowledge make her the best candidate for the position” he said. “She has a complete knowledge of all internal and external operations, including AMS and PIA systems as well as staff positions and responsibilities.”
Advancement to this position moves her deeper into the day-to-day operations.
“I love working with the members, the staff and management of the PIA Western Alliance and with PIA National. It has been the highlight of my career,” she said. “I’m Grateful and excited for the opportunity, and humbled by the trust that Clark and the board of directors have placed in me.”
Her duties over the next year will be working with Sitzes, the PIA Western Alliance board of directors and the chapter leadership of the four chapters and the nine states in the PIA Western Alliance and on all aspects of the management company and operations of the PIA.
Sitzes said this is a trust that has been earned.
“As Senior Vice President, Kim will be directly involved in organizational governance — working directly with the chairs of the four local chapters — and managing staff on a day to day basis. She will assist in the direction and operation of all association activities and AMS business,” Sitzes said.
Looking to the future, Legato said, “Our continuing goal is to build on the success of the PIA Western Alliance and to provide the products, services and political support the independent insurance agents of the association. That means keeping up with an ever evolving industry and engaging and supporting younger agents whose needs are quite similar to those of older, established agents.”
Sitzes agreed and added, “That means more focus on events that help younger agents understand the value of the networking and the mentoring available from the more experienced members of the PIA. And no one I know working in our nine-state association is more capable of turning that vision into reality than Kim Legato.”