Simon Arias

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Simon Arias
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materMercyhurst University
Known forBeing the President/State Director at American Income Life Arias Agencies

Simon Arias is the President/State Director at American Income Life Insurance Company Arias Agencies.[1] He is the State General Agent for Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Florida.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Simon Arias was born to a 19-year-old single mother in Youngstown, Ohio. He grew up in a dangerous neighborhood and was in and out of juvenile detention as a young adult.[4]

Arias was educated at Youngstown-Ursuline where he captained the football team in his senior year when they became state champions.[5] 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).[6]


After graduating from the university, Arias was hired by the Surace-Smith Agencies of American Income Life in Ohio and later become a Regional Manager in the company.[7]

Arias is currently the State General Agent for Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, & Florida.[8] 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.[7]

In May 2008, Simon founded Arias Agencies, a representative of American Income Life Insurance Company.[9][10]


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.[11][12][13]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2011 and 2012 - State General Agent (SGA) of the year Award (two consecutive years)[12]
  • 2017 - Young Alumnus Award by Mercyhurst University[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wolf: Higher minimum wage good for business, economy". 31 March 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Simon Arias: Raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ Cyndy, Lane (4 April 2018). "Want to be a Better Entrepreneur? Learn From Simon Arias!". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ Gene, Swank (4 December 2017). "Five Ways To Stay Motivated And Hit Your Business Goals". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  5. ^ Gene, Swank (14 September 2017). "The Inspiring Story of Simon Arias, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Remembering Rapoport: Simon Arias". 4 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b Kelly, Wilson (4 May 2017). "Simon Arias, Arias Agencies And Their Insurance Products". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Life Insurance Agent in Wexford, PA Simon Arias". 4 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  9. ^ Emily, Moorhead (4 May 2017). "Ready for a Career Boost? These Mentorship Options Will Fit Your Busy Lifestyle". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Arias Agencies Voted #2 Top Workplace In Pittsburgh". 24 August 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  11. ^ Morgan, Petronelli (21 August 2017). "The Red Zone Aspires To Change Youngstown Lives". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b Wilson, Kelly. "Simon Arias Entrepreneur — Learning From His Success and Achievements". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Simon Arias Shares His Stunning Business Hacks to Help Your Brand Thrive". 3 April 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Mercyhurst honors Distinguished Alumni". 16 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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