Washington — The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) announced the promotion of Ted Besesparis to SVP of communications. The announcement was made by PIA EVP & CEO Leonard Brevik.   “Ted is a talented and sophisticated communicator who has helped PIA maintain a high level of credibility throughout our industry,” says Brevik. “He makes sure that PIA’s point of view on our critical public policy issues is presented in a concise and powerful manner and that we consistently receive high-level media exposure and visibility. In addition, Ted has spearheaded many initiatives to enhance the public’s positive perception of our association’s members, such as our award-winning PIA Branding Program.”   “PIA members benefit greatly from Ted’s experience, professionalism and wise counsel,” says PIA National President Robert Page. “I am very pleased that he has received this recognition and look forward to our association benefiting from his expertise for many years to come.”   Besesparis joined PIA in May 1995 after a career as a print and broadcast journalist at the local and national level. He was national editor for Standard News, a nationwide radio network and news wire service in Washington, where he served on the White House Press Pool. Previously, he was a news editor for Tribune Media Inc. and spent 14 years as a news anchor and radio talk show host in Palm Beach, Fla.

Source: PR Newswire

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