West Bend joins PIA Partnership

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West Bend joins PIA Partnership

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has announced that Wisconsin-based West Bend Mutual Insurance Company has joined The PIA Partnership, PIA’s national company council.

“We are extremely pleased that West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, a distinguished carrier with a solid track record of supporting the American agency system, has joined The PIA Partnership,” said Dennis Kuhnke, PIA national president. “West Bend’s participation demonstrates their commitment to the continuing success of professional independent insurance agents across the country.”

“West Bend is excited to further our partnership with the PIA,” said Kelly Tighe, West Bend senior vice president of sales. “The objectives of The PIA Partnership align well with the goals of our valued agency partners, specifically around perpetuation, agency journey mapping, and technology. West Bend sells our products through one source only — the independent agency system — and we need to do everything we can to ensure that channel’s continued success.”

The PIA Partnership is a joint effort of PIA and insurance carriers. Current members include Encompass Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Progressive Insurance and others.