SIA Group Employees Receive Accredited Adviser in Insurance Designation (AAI)

Raleigh, NC, December 28, 2007 --( Don Mills, president of SIA Group (, a full-service insurance agency with six offices throughout North Carolina, has announced that 16 employees from its Jacksonville office have been designated as an Accredited Adviser 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).

SIA Group employees to receive the AAI designation include:

• Whitney Coxe, SIA of NC Supervisor
• Katrina Mayfield, Customer Service Agent
• Karen Cunningham, Customer Service Agent
• Rose Marshburn, Sales Executive
• Bill Mills, Vice President
• Terry Grissett, Sales Executive
• Paula Barwick, Customer Service Agent
• Erica Smith, Customer Service Agent
• Stephanie Saldana, Marketing Manager
• Tracie Brusaw, Account Placement Specialist
• Sarah Batton, Customer Service Agent
• Kim Day, Customer Service Agent
• Suzanne Ringham, Customer Service Agent
• Danielle Martin, Customer Service Agent
• Janet Srock, Customer Service Agent
• Sherry Whaley, Customer Service Agent

“I am proud that so many essential members of our staff have achieved the Accredited Adviser in Insurance designation,” said Mills. “This honor represents their dedication to SIA Group and the insurance community.”

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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