Local insurance agents recognized

Published 9:31 am Monday, February 20, 2012

Nancy Vaale, personal lines manager, Suzanne Dickson and Jeff Baumann, both senior insurance producers, at Americana Insurance Group of Albert Lea were recently awarded the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent, a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society.


Vaale, Dickson and Baumann successfully completed three Insurance Success Seminars as well as the course review required for each. The CPIA designation stands for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results and technical knowledge. The designation requires a bi-annual continuing education update.

Americana Insurance Group’s Agency Director, Tom Sorenson stated, “I’m very proud of these agents taking the time and effort to get this designation. Having these designations just shows how our agents take their business seriously and professionally.”


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Position for Success assists participants in implementing risk identification strategies and systems that will prevent errors and omissions during the insurance prospecting process.

Implement for Success focuses on the development of the technical knowledge and skills needed to design a complete, yet innovative, insurance program for prospective clients. Participants will leave the detailed information for providing solutions in the complex insurance market.

Sustain Success provides participants with specific methods for maintaining high legal and ethical standards of operation while developing the agent-client relationship.


The AIMS Society is the only insurance organization dedicated solely to recognizing training and service quality among property and casualty insurance personnel. The mission of the AIMS Society is to improve the selling skills and insurance knowledge of its members by upgrading professionalism through information and education, which will result in providing better service to the insurance-buying public.

Americana Insurance Group, Inc. is located at 1450 West Main Street, Albert Lea, in The Prairie Center building. They specialize in home, farm, auto, commercial, health and life insurance.