About PIA

Who we areHistory of PIAOfficers and directorsDirections to PIA Advisory Councils

Who we are

Professional Insurance Agents is a voluntary, membership-based trade association representing professional, independent property/casualty insurance agents.

The challenges facing today’s insurance professionals are many, and too frequently, allies are few and far between. PIA is dedicated to building the future for insurance professionals everywhere. We are unrivaled in our ability to meet members’ needs, providing a focused legislative voice, information, education, networking opportunities and tools to help members prosper and grow.

The PIA symbol represents associations affiliated with the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, headquartered in Alexandria, Va.

To receive a PIA membership application and an informational kit click here, or call the Glenmont office at (800) 424-4244.

History of PIA

The Professional Insurance Agents Associations of New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Hampshire evolved over more than 65 years. Beginning in the 1940s as the Mutual Agents Association, the organizations were known as the Independent Mutual Insurance Agents in the 1960s and 70s. In 1977, the Professional Insurance Agents identity was established at a national level and adopted by our respective states, in response to the expanding markets accessed by member agencies.

Professional Insurance Agents of New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut have been business partners in a highly successful joint management agreement for nearly 50 years. Through this arrangement and the support of PIA Management Services Inc., wholly owned by the three state associations, members in each state benefit from the expertise and resources of a staff of nearly 90 industry professionals. PIA of New Hampshire members have enjoyed the benefits of the association’s participation in this group since 1999.

Officers and directors

An elected board of directors is selected by each state's membership to carry out organizational governance. To view a listing of directors, select the appropriate state below.

For New York, please click here.
For New Jersey, please click here.
For Connecticut, please click here.
For New Hampshire, please click here.

Directions to PIA headquarters

From NYS Thruway (I-87), traveling from the north or west of Albany: From NYS Thruway exit 23, take a right onto Rt-9W south, and travel approximately two miles. (You'll pass through three traffic lights.) When you come to a divided highway, stay southbound on Rt-9W. (Rt-32 splits off to the right.) When Rt-9W becomes a single-lane road in each direction (near Wal-mart), take the first legal opportunity to turn around, and travel north on Rt-9W. Turn right onto Chamberlain St., the first road north of Mt. Moriah Church. PIA is the only building on the street.

From New York City area, New Jersey, Connecticut or Mass Turnpike: Follow the NYS Thruway north to Exit 23. Take a right onto Rt-9W south, and travel approximately two miles. (You'll pass through three traffic lights.) When you come to a divided highway, stay southbound on Rt-9W. (Rt-32 splits off to the right.) When Rt-9W becomes a single-lane road in each direction (near Wal-mart), take the first legal opportunity to turn around, and travel north on Rt-9W. Turn right onto Chamberlain St., the first road north of Mt. Moriah Church. PIA is the only building on the street.

From I-787 traveling south: Follow I-787to its end, where you'll come to a traffic light. Turn right at the light onto Rt-9W south, and travel approximately two miles. (You'll pass through three traffic lights.) When you come to a divided highway, stay southbound on Rt-9W. (Rt-32 splits off to the right.) When Rt-9W becomes a single-lane road in each direction (near Wal-mart), take the first legal opportunity to turn around, and travel north on Rt-9W. Turn right onto Chamberlain St., the first road north of Mt. Moriah Church. PIA is the only building on the street.

Advisory Councils

If you are looking for a way to be more involved with PIA, joining an Advisory Council is a great way to start. PIA's regional Advisory Councils bring members together throughout the year to discuss issues of common interest and concern. These council meetings provide PIA's board of directors, committees, management and staff with direction that lets PIA respond to agents' needs, and helps shape the future of our association.

To find out more, select a state below.

For New York, please click here.
For New Jersey, please click here.
For Connecticut, please click here.