[March 19, 2013] Hampton, NH: The Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA) announced the signing of 35 new member agencies in February. “We are excited to be able to grow at a steady and aggressive pace.” said Jim Masiello, SIAA’s CEO. “432 new Member Agencies joined our ranks in 2012. That was our 4th consecutive year with over 400 members signed, and we are on pace for another record-breaking year in 2013. Established small to mid-sized agencies as well as captive agents looking to break free and open their own independent agency 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 4500 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. February’s new members include: East: Members 1st Insurance Services of Mechanicsburg, PA Encompass Agency of Buffalo, NY Runyon Insurance Group of Lenore, WV Appalachian Independent Insurance of Huntington, WV aAXS Insurance Group of Capon Bridge, WV Statewide Insurance of Milford, NH IFG Insurance Solutions of Newtown, PA The Blystone Company of Hatfield, PA Volko Insurance Agency of Doylestown, PA Midwest: Render Insurance Agency of Akron, OH MVP Agency of Johnstown, OH Stockton-Hill Insurance of Kingston, OH Conner Insurance Agency of Lancaster, OH Integrated Insurance Agency of Fort Gratiot, MI Marsilje Insurance Agency of Holland, MI Steward Keator Kessberger & Lederer of Burr Ridge, IL Globalnet Insurance of Indianapolis, IN Kevin P. Reilly Insurance Group of Chicago, IL Cedar River Insurance Agency of Okemos, MI Edge Insurance of Omaha, NE Maki Insurance Group of Saint John, IN Howe Insurance Group of Cedar Lake, IN West: SavePro Insurance Services of El Cajon, CA Express My Way of Calabasas, CA Top Tier Insurance of Milwaukie, OR Southeast: All United Insurance Agency of Charlotte, NC Smith Insurance & Financial Group of Brownsville, TN Superior Benefits of Tampa, FL Granite Risk Advisors of Kennesaw, GA South Central: Pluta Insurance Agency of Irving, TX Crump Commercial Insurance Agency of Covington, LA Advantage Insurance Solutions of Fort Worth, TX Stay Kalm of Farmers Branch, TX Frank Birely Insurance Agency of Richardson, TX 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.