|Alma mater||Mercyhurst University|
|Known for||Being the President/State Director at American Income Life Arias Agencies|
Early life and education
Arias was educated at Youngstown-Ursuline where he captained the football team in his senior year when they became state champions. He received a football scholarship to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania where he became team captain and graduated from Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management (2001 – 2005).
Arias is currently the State General Agent for Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, & Florida, and has a State General Agent Partnership in Tennessee with fellow SGA, Cameron Cimino. Arias has been a member of AIL’s Executive Council and he is the only SGA in company history to be named State General Agent of the Year for two consecutive years.
Arias established community programs in his hometown of Youngstown, OH. He helped bring the youth program, Inspiring Minds, to Youngstown, and he has partnered with Maurice Clarett to open The Red Zone, a company whose mission is to help youth at-risk and their families.
Awards and honors
- 2011 and 2012 - State General Agent (SGA) of the year Award (two consecutive years)
- 2017 - Young Alumnus Award by Mercyhurst University
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