SIA Group Announces New Marketing Director

Raleigh, NC, November 23, 2008 --( Don Mills, president of SIA Group (, a full-service insurance agency with six offices throughout North Carolina, has announced that Claire Woodward has joined the firm as marketing director. In this position, she will be responsible for the strategic planning and development of SIA Group as it continues to expand its presence in the insurance industry. Woodward brings extensive experience to SIA Group, previously serving in marketing positions for Internet start-up groups as well as nonprofit organizations.

Woodward earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club. A native of Naples, Fla., Woodward currently resides in Jacksonville with her husband and four children.

“We are pleased to welcome Claire to SIA Group,” said Mills. “Her extensive experience in a variety of professional settings will be a positive addition to our firm as we continue to grow.”

About SIA Group:
SIA Group is a full-service insurance agency with six offices throughout North Carolina. Founded in 1975, the firm offers a complete range of insurance products including risk management consultation, loss control, surety bonds programs, life insurance and employee benefit packages. SIA Group is one of North Carolina’s fastest growing insurance organizations with more than 150 employees. The firm was listed in Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Privately Held Property Casualty Agencies report in 2007 and 2008. SIA Group has offices located in Raleigh, Jacksonville, Greenville, New Bern, Wallace and Burgaw, N.C. For more information, visit

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