"PIA together with our company council, The PIA Partnership, has identified encouraging diversity in the industry as a major focus," says Mike Becker, executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, or PIA National. (Illustration: Mary Long for Shutterstock.com)

The United States marked a historic day on Wed., Jan. 20, 2021, when President Joseph R. Biden became the oldest person ever to be sworn into that office alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and the first person of Asian and African-American descent to step into her new role.

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