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Selective Insurance Named 2019 Company of the Year by PIA

PIA's highest annual company honor.
September 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named Selective Insurance the recipient of its prestigious 2019 Company Award of Excellence. The presentation was made on September 20, 2019 at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Orlando.

“This is our Association’s highest annual company honor,” said PIA National President Keith A. Savino, in presenting the award. “Selective’s only distribution channel is through the independent agent system. That means they are 100% vested in making sure we are vibrant and healthy.”

Selective Insurance is an active member of The PIA Partnership, PIA’s company council, a group of insurance companies that works closely with PIA National to conduct research and develop tools and resources designed to benefit professional independent insurance agents.

The PIA National Company Award of Excellence honors a company for its commitment to PIA, to the American Agency System and to furthering the interests of professional insurance agents by creating a better business environment.

“We are immensely honored as an organization to get this award,” said John Bresney, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Selective Insurance, in accepting the award. “We are proud of the long relationship we’ve had with PIA, and our shared success with our independent agency partners who are a key component of our unique employee-agent-customer paradigm. Since our founding more than 90 years ago, we remain solely committed to the agency distribution channel – everybody at Selective lives, breathes and looks for opportunities to make it easy for our agency partners to do business with us as we work to deliver unique solutions to our shared customers. On behalf of everyone at Selective, thank you for awarding Selective with the Company Award of Excellence.”

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA’s web address is

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