October 2021 Member News

Mitchell Blaser, Katie Blind, Debra Buettner, and Stephanie Berk enjoyed the 2021 Cornhole Tournament.
Mitchell Blaser, Katie Blind, Debra Buettner, and Stephanie Berk enjoyed the 2021 Cornhole Tournament.

A Message from the President

It was wonderful to spend time with our fellow agents and carrier partners at the Convention in August!  I am appreciative of being elected President for the coming year.  I get the pleasure of following Mike Sanford in this position.  Mike did an amazing job of setting up PIA VA/DC for financial stability to expand and grow during the coming year.

During this coming year, I look forward to working with each of you to grow our membership. I'm hoping that together we can share with other agents and prospects the importance of quality professional education, legislative representation and superior membership services of the PIA, and learn how to incorporate virtual reality into our daily business.

The PIA VA/DC Board and staff is here to work with and support you.  Please feel free to contact any one of us with your questions or concerns.

Together we will face the challenges of Independent Agents and Carrier Partners as we all navigate our changing business.

Enjoy October with the beautiful colors, and Happy Halloween!


Carla J. Marks, CIC, CISR

2021 President, PIAVADC

October E-Blasts

  • 10/7 Flood Insurance and the NFIP

  • You could earn your CPIA designation by 10/13.

  • 10/27 CIC Agency Management Institute, Roanoke

  • October and November Course Offerings

  • October Shorties

  • 2021 Annual Convention Survey for Exhibitors and Carriers

  • 2021 Annual Convention Survey for Agents

  • 10/6: CPIA 2 - Implement for Success Webinar

  • 10/7: CISR Elements of Risk Webinar

  • 10/12: CISR Personal Auto Webinar

  • 10/13: CPIA 3 - Sustain Success Webinar

  • 10/18: Property and Casualty Pre-Licensing

  • 10/21: CISR Agency Operations

  • 10/27: CIC agency Management Institute

  • 10/28: CPIA Disaster & Business Continuity Planning

October FISCE Webinar Course Offerings

This Month's Articles for You

  • New Insurance Data Security Regulations

    Are you compliant? - Kevin Kowar, PIA of Virginia and DC

  • Cyber Insurance: Regulations and Requirements

    Are you protected? - Lisa Harmon, PIA Insurance Services, Inc.

  • E&O Risk Management Alert

    Cleaning up Six Misconceptions about E&O Coverage - Bob Porten, Utica National Insurance Group

The Pics are In

2021 PIAVADC Annual Convention
August 26-27, Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
2022 PIAVADC Annual Convention
Wednesday-Thursday, June 29-30, 2022

Upcoming Deadlines

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Postings are free for PIAVADC members.

From the Gallery

PIAVADC Kimberley W. Harwood Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefitting Special Olympics Virginia

September 13, 2021, The Brookwoods Golf Club, Quinton, VA

Monday, May 9, 2022

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Thank You Volunteers!

Christine Brown
Teresa Brannock
Meg Kowar
Shannon Springer
Linda Walker



PIAVADC Annual Cornhole Tournament benefitting Special Olympics Virginia
August 27, 2021 Virginia Beach Sheraton Oceanfront

First Place
Danny Brannock and David Trowbridge

Second Place
Walker Gladding and Clay Wiley

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