Felzkowski receives first PIAW Legislative Excellence Award
For the Tomahawk Leader
MADISON – The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW) – a trade association representing thousands of independent agents from across the state – announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15 that State Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) is the first recipient of the PIAW Legislative Excellence Award.
Felzkowski serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry.
A release from PIAW said the award was created to “recognize the accomplishments of Wisconsin legislators working to protect the insurance industry and prosperity of small businesses in the state.”
“The PIAW’s Legislative Excellence Award will be given annually to a Senate and Assembly recipient who demonstrate support for PIAW priority issues, including showing dedication to preserving the integrity of the state’s insurance industry and efforts to keep Wisconsin a flourishing place for independent agents to do business,” PIAW stated.
The PIAW Legislative Committee is responsible for selecting the award recipients.
“They consider the contributions of legislators over the session, as well as during their legislative career, when making their determination,” PIAW stated.
Tracy Oestreich, PIAW Legislative Committee Co-Chair and PIAW National Director, presented the award to Felzkowski at the State Capitol with other PIAW Legislative Committee members on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
“What Senator Felzkowski has done and continues to do for the insurance industry cannot be overstated,” Oestreich said. “She knows the issues important to independent agents and works hard to ensure Wisconsin’s economic environment is strong for our businesses. We are so grateful for her efforts and are excited to present her with the first installment of our award.”