Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a family of nearly 150 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois, recently marked its 15th anniversary in business.
VIAA generates more than $350 million in written premium and is the regional founding member for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $10 billion national alliance. Insurance Journal named SIAA as number one in this year’s “Top Network Partnerships” list.
VIAA was founded in 2006 by Managing Member Pierce W. Powers Jr. Three of his six children have significantly contributed to the firm’s success as cofounders. JD Powers serves as president, Elizabeth Powers as chief relationship builder, and Henry Powers as chief problem solver. Wife Sue Powers serves as the heart of the organization.
In 2017 VIAA and sister company POWERS Insurance & Risk Management relocated their headquarters to the city of St. Louis at 6825 Clayton Ave. The companies occupy the second and third floors of the 17,000-square-foot building, leasing the first floor to the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis.
“VIAA remains dedicated to retention, profit, and growth of family-owned independent agencies,” said VIAA’s Managing Member Pierce W. Powers Jr. “We do this by delivering large agency advantages while agencies focus on local personalized service to their community.” Powers added that he is “very blessed to be in business with my children, who are both my partners and fellow entrepreneurs.”
For more information about the alliance, call (314) 333-4910 or visit Valley Insurance Agency Alliance.
Pictured from left are: (front row) Sue and Pierce Powers Jr. and (back row) JD Powers, Henry Powers and Elizabeth Powers.