April 2, 2015
WASHINGTON — Jeffrey D. Neverman, CIC, CPIA, of Neverman Insurance Agency in Westlake, Ohio, has been named the 2015 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA).
“This award is PIA’s highest honor,” said PIA National President Richard A. Clements. “It recognizes the achievements of one Professional Insurance Agent who is an outstanding member of PIA.”
“Jeff Neverman is the epitome of what an agent should be,” Clements said. “He started his own agency 35 years ago, and has built it into a very successful and highly respected operation. He did this, all while still devoting himself to his family, his community and his fellow agents.”
Clements praised Neverman for his extensive volunteer work in the industry and the independent agent community. “Jeff Neverman is a respected leader throughout our industry,” he said. “He has served as President of the PIAA of Ohio. He has done committee work, served as a Director, and moved through all of the officer positions. He is truly a valued leader of our Association.” In addition, Neverman is a past president of the Insurance Board of Northern Ohio and a past trustee of the Ohio Insurance Institute.
“Jeff is an outstanding insurance agent dedicated to the industry, impeccable customer service and his community,” said Charles Stapleton, chief operating officer for The Motorists Insurance Group. “Jeff has represented Motorists for 35 years where he’s been known for his genuine interest and passion for his customers as well as protecting his companies. It’s nice to see that recognized nationally by the PIA.”
“Jeff’s business grew as a direct result of putting his clients and his community first,” said PIAA of Ohio CEO George Haenszel. “His success comes from who he is, someone who gives because it is the right thing to do.”
The PIA National Professional Agent of the Year award is the association’s highest national award of distinction. It is presented annually to one outstanding professional insurance agent who is a member of PIA. Nominations for this award are made by PIA state and regional affiliate associations.
The PIA National Professional Agent of the Year award was presented during a gala luncheon ceremony on March 27, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia, held during the national PIA meetings, which followed the 2015 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS).
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.