|Palefsky Named Representative of the Year|
PIA National Names Sheldon Palefsky of Columbia Insurance Group 2009 Company Representative of the Year
COLUMBIA, Mo. (10/12/09) — The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has named Sheldon M. Palefsky, CIC, of Columbia Insurance Group as its 2009 Company Representative of the Year. The award was presented on October 3, 2009 during a ceremony in San Diego, California held in conjunction with a national PIA board of directors meeting.
“Our winner brings a special perspective to his responsibilities,” said PIA National Vice President/Treasurer Brian Marino. “He was an independent agent before becoming a company representative. Sheldon Palefsky has raised the bar for all marketing representatives, demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to the success of independent insurance agents”.
Mr. Palefsky is the Branch Marketing Manager for the Atlanta Branch of Columbia Insurance Group. He is a native of Savannah, Georgia and a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is very active in the statewide Professional Insurance Agents of Georgia association.
The criteria used to select Sheldon as PIA National Company Representative of the Year includes his professional experience, assistance given to agents, technical knowledge and demonstrated awareness of industry problems and market conditions. His contributions to the industry through participation in PIA and other insurance organizations were also considered, as was his contributions to serving the public and his community.