Michigan Professional Bail Agents Association met in East Lansing, MI last week. In order to save the association some money, this group gathered at a local restaurant which gave the event a very informal feel and led to a very collaborative discussion surrounding legislation. The discussions included raising premium fees from 10% to 15%, the frequency of the updates to the list of bail agents at the jail to Pre-Trial Services. This association ended their meeting on the importance of unity. Groups that work together can accomplish more than working against each other. For more information on the Michigan Professional Bail Agents Association, visit their website at www.mpbaa.com.
Eric Granof joined AIA in 2009. As Vice President of Corporate Communications, Eric is responsible for both internal and external communications across the organization. As part of his responsibilities, Eric drives a number of marketing initiatives for the company including the development of new service partnerships with groups like Staples, TLO, and Inkhead, creating new marketing programs like ExpertBail and providing consulting and guidance to AIA’s family of agents in the area of marketing. In addition to his corporate communications responsibilities, Eric is also Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer for the ExpertBail Network.