January 2022 PIANC News

It's a new year.  Are your ducks in a row?

A Message from your Association Executive

As we wind up for the year ahead, we hope you had a successful 2021. It was another year of challenges as we all continued to navigate thru the pandemic.

Here’s a recap of PIANC successes for 2021 –

In August 2021, PIANC had a successful conference in Winston-Salem. We also implemented a schedule of education classes including the CPIA designation, cyber liability, E&O, ethics and much more. If you need CE, look no further than PIANC.

We significantly grew our E&O book of business and were recognized by Utica National as one of their top-producing agencies. Thank you for trusting PIANC with protecting your agency.

In 2022, we will have our inaugural golf tournament to support North Carolina charities. Stay tuned for details.

We will also be adding new Board members as we continue to move the association forward and implement new programs and ideas.

I personally look forward to traveling more in 2022 and meeting with all of you.

In the meantime, best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

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Kevin Kowar, CIC, AU

Association Executive, PIANC

PIA NC Professional Liability Team Recognized by Utica National

PIA NC was recently recognized by Utica National at their 12/8/2021 Annual E&O State Sales and Appreciation meeting, where PIA NC won the following awards:

  • 2nd place - New Business
  • 3rd place - Retention
  • 1st place - Total WP Growth

Kudos to Lisa Farnham on achieving these awards.  If you would like Lisa to quote your E&O insurance, please contact her at 804-486-4222 or lisaf@pianc.net.

This Month's Articles for You

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  • It's Time to Get Serious about Cybercrime

    Tom Wetzel, CEO, Thomas H. Wetzel & Associates

  • Senate Passes NFIP Extension to February 18, 2022

    Jon Gentile, PIA National Vice President, Government Relations

  • Risk Rating 2.0: Frequently Asked Questions

    Lauren Pachman, PIA National Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs

  • Does your year-end review include an agency audit?

    Curtis M. Pearsall, President, Pearsall Associates, Inc. and Special Consultant to the Utica National E&O Program

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