HARTFORD, Conn.—Gerard Prast, CPIA, of Wallingford, Conn., was elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc., at the association’s Annual Convention, March 5-6, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
Prast is vice president for XS Brokers, which has offices in Quincy and Worcester, Mass., West Hartford, Conn., Philadelphia and Orlando, Fla.
An active member of PIACT, Prast served as president-elect of the association in 2019-20, vice president in 2018-19 and treasurer in 2017-18. He currently is vice president of the Association Programs and Administrative/Nominations committees and is a member of the Executive/Budget & Finance Committee. He also is an ex-officio member of the PIACT Western Advisory Council.
Active in the industry, Prast is treasurer of the New England Surplus Lines Association and is a member of the Wholesale Specialty Insurance Association.
PIACT is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies and their employees throughout the state.