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Our Team

Meet your financial services team at Professional Investors Life and Annuity, LLC. We’ve built a team to provide the educational tools necessary to empower, enable and help you make informed decisions impacting your financial well-being.

Edward J. Mazur, CLU, ChFC

President & Insurance Advisor

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Edward J. Mazur, CLU, ChFC has been in the financial services industry since January 8, 1973. As Founder and President of Professional Investors Life & Annuity he holds life, health, property and casualty licenses in several states. He served as President of the Connecticut Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors and is a founding member of the Your Family Bank branch of our company and Professional Investors College Planning.

Kara Mazur-Miller

Vice President & Investment Advisor Representative

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Kara Mazur-Miller serves as Vice President of Professional Investors Life & Annuity. Formerly the Marketing Director of the Company, she comes with great credentials, having graduated from the University of Alabama magna cum laude with a degree in Marketing. Since graduation, she worked for CNH Capital in Racine, WI in their financial services/marketing area. She currently oversees all operations activity at PILA and is a founding member of the Your Family Bank branch of our company and Professional Investors College Planning. She is also an Investment Advisor Representative through Interactive Financial Advisors, Inc. located in Chicago, IL.

Some of her other notable achievements include being a 5-time National Racquetball Champion and 2-time National Collegiate Racquetball Champion, representing the University of Alabama. For a short time she also played on the Women’s Professional Tour.

In addition to having her life, accident & health license since 2014, she has successfully passed several securities exams. She also oversees and handles small group benefits, Medicare Advantage & Medicare Supplements plans, & individual health insurance through Access Health CT.

Darrel Miller

Vice President, Benefits Consultant

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In his role as Vice President, Benefits Consultant, Darrel Miller works closely with employers to help maximize their employee benefit plan value. Darrel has worked in the employee benefit space for the last decade. Prior to joining Professional Investors, he spent several years specializing in employee benefits technology at a leading technology organization. In this role, Darrel advised clients on the best insurance technology solutions for their specific needs. He then transitioned into the consultant role as a benefits broker where he helped clients navigate the employee benefit insurance marketplace as well as related industries like benefits administration. He will continue working directly with employers to provide all-encompassing and cost effective benefit packages for their employees.

Darrel earned his BA from The University of Alabama and now resides in Connecticut with his wife and 2 sons.

Shawn Ferguson

Licensed Broker & Investment Advisor Representative

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Shawn Ferguson has joined Professional Investors Life & Annuity as a licensed broker for life, accident & health. He is also an authorized representative of Your Family Bank, a financial literacy program for paying off debt and increasing retirement savings. In addition, he is an Investment Advisor Representative through Interactive Financial Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor based in Chicago, Illinois.

Shawn brings with him great experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the team in 2020, he spent the previous 10 years with Prudential  Financial and held various positions in both the Retirement and Annuity divisions of the company.

He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University holding a bachelor’s degree in finance. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.

Alexa Perry

Office Manager

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Alexa Perry joined the team at Professional Investors Life & Annuity in January of 2015 as the Executive Assistant to Kara Miller. In 2022, she was promoted to Office Manager. 

Alexa’s key responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations and coordinating all of the administrative activities for the office. Additionally, she regularly interacts with clients, agents and companies to manage and fulfill their needs.

Alexa is a graduate from the University of Connecticut and holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. Alexa is proud to be a member of the PILA team!