May 14, 2018 – Hampton, NH – SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) is pleased to announce that Eric Blew, President of Pennsylvania Insurance Alliance (PIA), a master agency of SIAA, has received The Travelers Companies, Inc. Agency of the Year Award. Nationally, nine agents were honored for their outstanding customer service, long-term profitable growth and commitment to Travelers, an SIAA strategic partner company. The awards were present at the company’s annual leadership conference for top independent agents and brokers.
“We congratulate Eric for being recently recognized for delivering high quality service and great value to his Travelers’ clients,” said Jim Masiello, Chairman and CEO of SIAA. “Eric has been a leader of PIA for over 20 years and his dedication to quality has been exemplary in the northeast region.”
Eric started in the insurance business in 1979 as a producer for a small independent agency in Allentown, PA. In 1984, he started his own agency and merged and acquired numerous agencies prior to 1997, when he and his colleague, now co-principal, Bill Hacker, created PIA. That year, PIA joined SIAA as a strategic master agency. In the last three years, PIA has achieved consistent growth of 23% and has added $8.8 million in written premium. In 2017, PIA showed an 18% increase in policies-in-force, ending 2017 with over $17 million in written premium with Travelers.
In addition to his success in the insurance field, Eric is very involved in his community and church. For his full biography, please click here.
SIAA is a national alliance of over 6,750 signed independent agency members generating hundreds of millions in new premium business annually. SIAA is dedicated to the creation, retention and growth of the independent insurance agency distribution system.