President's Welcome

I would like to extend my deepest thanks to everyone for attending the 2015 “Connect, Learn, Grow with PIA” Annual Convention in Lincoln.  We appreciate your support and look forward to next year’s event.  We are particularly grateful for all of our members and are always on the lookout for others who could benefit from a partnership with PIA.  One of the primary membership perks is the numerous opportunities for education throughout the year.  Please feel free to contact me with your feedback and to receive information on getting more involved in planning or sponsoring these events.

This year will be an exciting one for our association.  Our very own National Director, Rob Hansen CPIA, LUTCF from NP Dodge Insurance, will be installed as the National President of PIA.  He will be the second National President from our association, following in the footsteps of my father, F. Wayne Bowman CPIA.  This is a great honor and I invite you to join us in New Orleans in September to support Rob for his Installation Ceremony.

This year will also provide myriad challenges for our industry; however, our association is well-equipped to handle anything that comes our way.  We pledge to our membership that we will stay on the forefront of these issues and continue fighting for the independent insurance agent. We will remain a main street association “that works for you and with you”

Our most recent past president, Joe Bob Atkins, CIC, CPIA, AAI, AIS, made wonderful strides for our association and I look forward to continuing the legacy of Joe Bob and all of our past-presidents during my term in office.  Thank you for your encouragement and support.

Mike Bowman
PIA Nebraska and Iowa