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In Our Members Words...

It's more than just E&O Insurance and conventions. Continue reading to learn more about other benefits of belonging to the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin.

“I attended my very first Graduate Ruble Seminar to update my CIC designation in January. I can say without a doubt the four hours on Cyber Liability presented by Paul Burkett were by far the most beneficial education I have ever experienced. Truly an eye opener. There were over 100 CICs in the room and the comments from so many echoed mine. Job well done”

Sean Paterson, CIC

Another very satisfied CIC attendee! “The CIC class last week was one of the best classes I have ever attended. Great, great, great information. However, I think I just created another 6 months of additional work for myself. LOL”

Perian M. Heffner, CIC


“This was a great webinar! Highly recommended! Great for review and newer agents.”

Samantha De Mars

“This was my first webinar and I loved it! The instructor Chris was engaging the whole time, which is the key to any seminar. I will definitely be taking more webinars in the future. Thanks again!”

Lynn Scheurell

“I thought this webinar was great. The teacher was very energized and liked to incorporate all of the students' comments into class. It's very hard to find a teacher who can do this without a live audience!”


“Keep up the great job you are doing as Wisconsin “rocks” when it comes to the National Alliance program opportunities!”

Lori Reimann, CPCU, CIC, CRM
Sales Training Specialist / Sentry Insurance

PIAW Ethics Webinar

“I thought the speaker was good. He presented some really difficult scenarios to consider. I enjoyed it. Being from a small town it’s really nice to be able to complete some CE credits without traveling."

Jean Kendall
Darlington Mutual Insurance Company

“I attended my first PIA Webinar and I really enjoyed it! Good presenter and lots of feedback requested which kept it interesting. Since I usually need to drive at least 2 hours for CE classes, I am glad PIA is able to offer these webinars. Thank you again."

Sally Pfeifer, CISR
Thomas Pfeifer Insurance Agency, Inc.
Sister Bay, WI

“You guys do a great job with the CIC classes. Well organized and great instructors. Assuming I passed this last one, I am looking forward even more to my next CIC or Ruble – when I won’t have to take the exam at the end!"

Leah Burbach, CPCU
Business Relationship Manager
Church Mutual Insurance Company

“My involvement with the PIA, particularly in my early years, has been the cornerstone of my professional growth and development. PIA connected me with education, a competitive E&O program and a place to turn to for answers to questions. Most of my strongest industry relationships and mentors came through my involvement in PIA. Thank you PIA!"

Dave Fritz, CIC, CPCU
Past President of PIA of Wisconsin
TRICOR Insurance

"The CIC Commercial Casualty Institute was fantastic and the amount of knowledge the instructors shared was astounding. The instructors are caring and really take the time to explain the information that will benefit you in your everyday work. They are not just reading from a book but instead sharing real life situations that they have come across in their years of experience. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to David Pauly, retired CEO of Capitol Insurance for awarding me a CIC scholarship. I highly recommend the CIC Institute and I am already looking forward to my next one!!!"

Christine Backes
Personal & Business Insurance- Agent
The Insurance Center

"This email has been a long time coming. I want to express my thanks to the PIAW for awarding me the CIC Scholarship. I attended the Life & Health Institute in January in Middleton, WI. I found the class to be very informative & interesting. The class speakers/instructors were exceptional. The caliber of which I have not experienced before. I would highly recommend that everyone attend these classes as they are phenomenal. The people attending this event were very friendly and a pleasure to meet. I plan on attending more clinics and getting my designation.
My wife and I also attended the PIAW Winter Getaway in Minoqua. We had a very enjoyable time and once again made new friends. The speaker that we had was very informative and made the time fly by. I am continually encouraged by the caliber of these events. Keep up the great work.
We plan on seeing all of you at the ball game in April."

Ed Jeziorny Lakeshore Financial Group, LLC

"I contacted Brenda at PIA looking for training for a new employee. This particular employee didn’t have a background in insurance. WOW, I got everything I needed and more! She walked me through the PIA website where I found a wealth of resources. Pre-licensing, online programs for new hires (insurance orientation and coverages) and recommended reading. I didn’t realize until now the extent of information available to members of the PIA. We found exactly what we needed in a user-friendly format. Thanks to the excellent resources available through the PIA we will be more confident when hiring people without an insurance background and know that they can get a great start in our industry."

Brenda Glueckstein CIC, CISR
Security Insurance Services, Inc.

"PIAW has been and continues to be an important element in our business. The association provides our agency an ongoing and evolving source of information, products and education."

Eric Lewison, CIC
Don-Rick, Inc.

"I have no idea where I would have gained the knowledge other than the PIA of Wisconsin. They are great to work with and no matter what you are working on Ron and the staff either have the answer or direct you to someone that can."

Kathy Mulder
Nolan Insurance Agency LLC

"From educational services to press ready ads, brochures, website development, payroll services along with scores of additional offerings, PIA never stops looking for ways to offer its members aides to succeed. How could any agency not be proud to be a member? We certainly are!What a great resource we as agents have in the PIA of Wisconsin and what a great resource the PIA has in their staff. Ron, Mandy, Heather, Becca and Brenda all make their jobs look so easy but they aren’t. They all wear many hats but all of them display the PIA logo. (I think one of them has a PIA tattoo – Sorry to give that away Ron) We can all take pride in our hard working staff. Thanks to all of you."

Dennis Kuhnke CIC
Jack C Loyda & Associates Ltd.

"I purchased the gold website package through PIAW e-services.  The entire process was seamless from start to finished.  Seth is a master in website creation.  At the beginning I conveyed what I had envisioned. He produced a mockup and it proceeded from there.  Not only did he make the changes I was looking for, he had many great ideas along the way.  Seth allowed me to be involved and permitted me to add content as I saw necessary.  Transferring the domain and email was frightening for me.  Seth set the wheels in motion on Friday afternoon.  Soon the website was working and shortly thereafter our email was available. Smooth as silk.  I would highly recommend Project 42 Design LLC."

Dexter Sattler, CIC
The Insurance Shoppe

"Staying at the top of your game takes a lot of time.   As members of the PIA of Wisconsin we count on their educational offerings, member benefits and the networking with other member agents to help us stay on top.   Ron and his staff are great to work with and help to keep us up to date in our ever changing business and personal insurance environment."

LouAnn Herriges CIC CISR
Johannesen-Farrar, Inc.

"Being a member of the PIAW is a very rewarding experience.  You get back much more than you receive.  The programs offered by the PIAW are always worthwhile and informative.  You can not help but gain knowledge that you can take back to the office with you and use the next day.  The events are also very affordable in today’s budget conscious environment.  The membership pays for itself many times over."

Al "Wally" Breitenfeldt, CIC
Community Insurance