Prast Elected Vice President of PIACT

HARTFORD, Conn.—Gerard Prast, of Wallingford, Conn., was elected vice president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc., at the association’s Annual Convention, March 8-9, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Prast is assistant vice president for XS Brokers, which has offices in Quincy and Worcester, Mass., West Hartford, Conn., Philadelphia and Orlando, Fl.

An active member of PIACT, Prast served as treasurer of the association in 2017-18. He currently is business issues vice chairperson of the Legislative/Business Issues Committee and  budget & finance chairperson of the Executive/Budget & Finance Committee. He also is an ex-officio member of the PIACT Western Advisory Council, and he has long served on the association’s Member/Consumer Relations and Education and Conference Committees, having chaired both.

Active in the industry, Prast is treasurer of the New England Surplus Lines Association. He also served on the board of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd.

PIACT is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies and their employees throughout the state.