Big News — PIA National & AIMS Society to Merge

Big News — PIA National & AIMS Society to Merge

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) and the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (AIMS Society) are going to merge. A formal agreement was signed by both organizations and has been approved by the members of each association.

The purpose — say the two associations — is to redefine the future of insurance education.

Both PIA National and the AIMS Society have a deep history of providing top-flight education for independent insurance agents. PIA National Executive Vice President and CEO Mike Becker said the PIA has been known as the “education association” for several decades. The PIA has long encouraged — and sponsored — professional development via the affiliate chapters like the states in the PIA Western Alliance.

AIMS started in1968 as The Firemark Society (FMS). Its goal was to give training, information and networking opportunities to independent insurance agencies and agents. For the last few decades the AIMS Society has exclusively been dedicated to marketing and sales education for the insurance industry through the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation.

This is a big win for PIA, the AIMS Society, and the insurance industry,” Becker said.Our organizations will build upon the CPIA designation framework and utilize PIA resources to further empower the insurance professional of the future.”

The merger — Becker added — more or less returns the CPIA to the PIA.

The strategic partnership between our organizations is especially appropriate, as the CPIA designation was originally offered exclusively by PIA until 1996, when PIA transferred it to the AIMS Society,” Becker said. So the partnership we are announcing today is not only a coming together, but also a coming home.”

For the PIA and its members, the merger is a good thing, and it is a positive on many levels. The merger gives the PIA its own professional designation program and could be used as a tool to drive membership.

It puts PIA in the forefront of the professional designation world.

AIMS president, Dulce Suarez-Resnick agrees the merger is an excellent idea, and is a very good move for the independent insurance agents of the PIA.

The AIMS Society is excited to partner under the PIA umbrella to expand program offerings for the benefit of independent insurance agents and the entire insurance industry,” Suarez-Resnick added.This alliance positions both organizations as forward-thinking, with a focus on the future.”

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The Professional Insurance Agents Western Alliance is a membership organization promoting and enhancing the success of independent agencies seeking to grow, learn and be heard within the industry.


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