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Insurance Company, Alliance Hire New Chief Operating Officer

Seasoned professional to oversee operations of sister companies.

St. Louis, MO, August 10, 2016 --( POWERS Insurance and Benefits and sister company Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA) recently named Brien Pidgeon as their new Chief Operating Officer. POWERS Insurance and Benefits is one of the largest family owned and operated independent insurance agencies in the bi-state region. VIAA is a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois.

In this position, Pidgeon will be responsible for the agency’s internal operations while maintaining an atmosphere of integrity, profitability, professionalism and exceptional customer service. He also will help position the companies for future growth.

Pidgeon is a seasoned C-Level executive with experience in both the public and private financial service industries. He has been credited with the dramatic growth of multiple companies throughout his career. Pidgeon recently relocated back to St. Louis after a 24-year absence. He is a Fulbright Scholar with a Master’s degree in Business from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“Brien’s talent is a custom fit to our companies,” said POWERS’ CEO Pierce Powers. “His presence will assure our ongoing success in serving our clients and family of agents for many years to come.”

Founded 25 years ago in 1991, POWERS Insurance and Benefits provides personal and business insurance, surety, risk management and employee benefits. Founded in 2006, VIAA generates more than $125 million in written premium and is the regional founding member in Missouri and Southern Illinois for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $6 billion national insurance coalition. SIAA, which is the nation’s largest partnership of independent insurance agencies, consists of the highest caliber of firms that share a leveraged strength with their carrier partners and industry resources. Both companies are located at 7745 Carondelet Ave. in St. Louis, Mo.

For more information, call (314) 725-1414.
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POWERS Insurance and Benefits
Rochelle Brandvein
(314) 725-1414

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