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  • Thursday, August, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 11:32:17
  • St. Louis, Mo.: Brad Binkley, owner of Priority First Insurance & Investments, recently earned the Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA) certificate after completing an intensive 18-month program designed to enhance the knowledge of professionals who serve high net worth clients.  Nearly 600 professionals from some of the leading U.S. insurance organizations have graduated from the program since its inception in 2015.

    The CPRIA certification is offered by the Private Risk Management Association (PRMA), a nonprofit organization providing specialized education and practice management resources.  The program—which is endorsed by the Tobin Center for Executive Education of St. John’s University in conjunction with St. John’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science—is unique in that it provides real-world scenarios, addresses current and complex industry trends, and predicts needs of the future.

    “This is a constantly evolving industry, and programs like the CPRIA allow me to stay current with the most up-to-date solutions,” said Binkley.  “This certificate is a great accomplishment, one that will help me better advise my clients when selecting the best services for their specific needs.”

    Binkley founded Priority First Insurance & Investments in 2007.  The full-service independent insurance agency specializes in home, automobile, life and business insurance.  Priority First Insurance & Investments, which is located at 1739 Elm Ct. in Jefferson City, Mo., is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) for Mid-Missouri.  The agency is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of more than 130 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois.

    Founded in 2006, VIAA generates more than $260 million in written premium and is the regional founding member for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a more than $9 billion national alliance.

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