SIA Group Employees Earn Accredited Adviser in Insurance Designation

Greenville, NC, December 13, 2007 --( Don Mills, president of SIA Group (, a full-service insurance agency with six offices throughout North Carolina, has announced that Connie Harris, office manager, Deborah Whitley, account executive/agent, and Angela K. Hudnell, sales executive, have received the designation of Accredited Advisers in Insurance (AAI). The AAI designation recognizes industry professionals in the areas of insurance production, multiple-lines insurance production, agency operations and sales management. The designation is received after the successful completion of three national examinations given by the Insurance Institute of America (IIA).

Harris has handled customer service duties and managed the SIA Group office since 1994. She Graduated from the Hardbarger School of Business in Raleigh, NC., and resides in Washington, N.C. Whitley joined SIA Group in 2001 after 16 years within the industry. She is a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and completed her Focus Education Insurance Series in 2006. Whitley resides in Williamston, N.C. Hudnell has over six years of industry experience, the last two of which have been with SIA Group at its Greenville office. She resides in her hometown of Pinetown, N.C.

“We are proud to announce that Connie, Deborah and Angela have received this prestigious industry designation,” said Mills. “They are key members of the SIA Group Greenville team.”

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 was listed in Insurance Journal’s 2007 Top 100 Property Casualty Agencies report and is one of North Carolina’s fastest growing insurance organizations with more than 100 employees. The firm has offices located in Raleigh, Jacksonville, Greenville, New Bern, Wallace and Burgaw, N.C. For more information, visit

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