PIA National Names Brad Butler 2012 Professional Agent of the Year
WASHINGTON — Brad Butler, CIC, CPIA, CRIS, HIA, has been named the 2012 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year. The award was presented by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) during a ceremony on March 23, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia.
“Presenting this award is a pleasure, because it recognizes the outstanding achievements of one Professional Insurance Agent who is an outstanding member of PIA,” said PIA National President Thomas C. Adderhold. “Brad is a leader in PIA, having risen to be President of PIA of Tennessee in 2008-09. He was also named the PIA of Tennessee’s Agent of the Year in 2011. Brad Butler is an outstanding agent of great accomplishment and is highly deserving of this national honor.”
Butler was honored for his contributions to the insurance industry, the independent agency system and to his PIA colleagues, along with his commitment to education, involvement in community affairs and overall success. He is vice president of the Butler Company, Inc., of Nashville, Tennessee, which was started by his father Chester Butler in 1983. The insurance agency has enjoyed steady growth over the years, and is recognized as one of the leading agencies in the Nashville area.
Butler is fully committed to education, believing that the stronger an independent insurance agency’s knowledge base, the stronger it is for its customers. Brad has also led the way in The Butler Company becoming a leader in technology, writing an insurance blog, authoring many articles on insurance and managing the agency’s Facebook and Twitter activities.
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 www.pianet.com.