[January 9th, 2013] Hampton, NH: The Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA) announced the signing of 25 new member agencies in December. “We are excited to be able to grow at a steady and aggressive pace.” said Jim Masiello, SIAA’s CEO. “After a first quarter announcing the most new members in any first quarter in our history, 432 new Member Agencies joined our ranks in 2012 – our 5th consecutive year with over 400 members signed. Captive agents looking to break free and open their own independent agency as well as established small to mid-sized agencies continue to recognize the value of access to major reputable carriers and the agency development resources that SIAA membership provides. Over the past thirty years we have developed a model that works regardless of the economic climate, signing over 4300 members along the way.” Masiello went on to say, “Agencies that see value in development & education, access to program and specialty markets, marketing assistance (including lead generation), automation discounts, and more recognize SIAA as the total solution to the challenge of agency success. We’ve spent three decades getting it right and our new member agencies reap the benefits.” SIAA members created more than $680 million in new premium growth in 2012. December’s new members include: East: Webb Financial Services of Dover, DE PYT Insurance of Lehighton, PA Germain Family Insurance Agency of Manchester, NH Midwest: Heritage Insurance Services of Coldwater, OH Nick Pizano Insurance of Maple Grove, MN Cason Agency of Versailles, MO Max Pizano Insurance of Albertville, MN Lincolnway Insurance Services of Schererville, IN Brian Jacobi Agency of Howards Grove, WI West: BCBR Insurance Agency of Springville, UT Pickett Insurance & Financial Services of Chandler, AZ First Option Insurance of Heber City, UT Massive Insurance & Financial Services of Pasadena, CA M.L. Peterson Insurance of Ventura, CA Golden Hope Financial Services of Santa Clara, CA GLJ Insurance Group of Mesa, AZ Colorado River Insurance of Fort Mohave, AZ Southeast: Seguro Insurance of Homewood, AL Cromley & Associates of Sarasota, FL Cornerstone Insurance Services of Nashville, TN Rentz & Rentz Insurance of Baxley, GA Commercial Insurance Associates of Winter Park, FL Commonwealth Benefit Administrators of Williamstown, KY Premier Financial Group of Chattanooga, TN Burkholder Company of Campbellsville, KY SIAA is dedicated to the creation, retention and growth of the Independent Insurance Agency distribution system. SIAA provides independent agencies with the company access necessary to become instantly BIG. For more information on SIAA visit www.siaa.net.