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Ruickoldt elected secretary of PIACT

HARTFORD, Conn.—Nicholas W. Ruickoldt, CPIA, of West Haven, Conn., was elected secretary of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut, at the association’s Annual Convention, March 5-6, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Ruickoldt is a broker with The Russell Insurance Agency in Southport, Conn.

As an active member of PIACT, Ruickoldt is legislative vice chairperson of the Legislative/Business Issues Committee.

In 2014, Ruickoldt was awarded the Connecticut Young Insurance Professional of the Year. This award is presented by CTYIP to honor the hard work and dedication of a member of the association’s board of directors who has contributed a great deal of time and talent to help support the association and its programs. CTYIP, an affiliate of PIACT, promotes the professional and personal growth of those new to the insurance field by providing education and networking opportunities.

In 2015, Ruickoldt received the PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. This award honors the professionalism and unique contributions of an outstanding young insurance professional who works for or owns a PIA member agency.

In his community, Ruickoldt is a former city council member for the city of West Haven, Conn.

PIACT is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies and their employees throughout the state.

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