Member Testimonials


Brandon G. Hedrick, CIC, CLCS, CLTC

Chief Executive Officer - Easley Hedrick Insurance & Financial

"Our agency has been a member of the PIA for several years.  As we are navigating our way to independence from Nationwide, they have been a valuable resource for our agency and agency staff.  We have sent our staff to CIC, CISR, CPIA and  new P&C Pre-Licensing classes as well as the annual convention.  Just this year, Lisa at  the PIA was able to save us thousands of dollars on our Errors & Omissions insurance and provided expert explanations of the coverages offered.  We have been extremely please with their professionalism and knowledge of the independent insurance marketplace and look forward to increasing our involvement with them in the years to come.”


Mequell Green

Agency President - Mequell Green Insurance Agency, Inc.

"As an exclusive Nationwide agent transitioning to the Independent Agency world, PIA has proven to be invaluable.  The support, the education, the carrier programs offered and above all, the great people who work at PIA have all been exceptional asset to my agency.  Definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made was joining PIA.”

Pete Webb

Pete Webb, LUTCF, CLCS

Agency Owner - Pete Webb Agency

“Kevin Kowar and his team at PIA are committed to helping me and my agency associates improve our insurance knowledge. As an insurance agent and agency owner, I believe that our knowledge, professionalism, and ability to properly advise our clients gives us a competitive advantage. Both Sheryl Chasse and Carol Throckmorton have been very responsive with scheduling training and assisting me with the CIC program Plugging into their infrastructure has helped make the CIC designation more attainable. I believe we are getting very good value from our PIA membership. Thank you Kevin and your team at PIA for all you do!”