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A Nationwide Association Of Insurance And Risk Consultants, Educators And Experts

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AAIMCo Members Are The Most Sought-after Fee Based Professionals On Matters Related To Insurance And Risk

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Areas Of Expertise Include Agent/Agency, Company/Wholesaler, Corporations/Enterprise, Government And Law

AAIMCo Members Are Widely Published. From Books And Resource Documents To White Papers And General Articles

AAIMCo is a non-profit trade association comprised of insurance and risk professionals who provide fee-based consulting and educational services to their clients.

The Professional Members of AAIMCo are among the most knowledgeable and highly sought after, fee-based consultants, experts and educators in the insurance and risk management fields. Their clients include insurance agencies and associations, multi-national insurance companies, corporations and attorneys for services ranging from consulting and expert witness to education and training.

AAIMCo’s purpose is to provide an insurance and risk forum for professionals of the highest caliber to share ideas and exchange information for the betterment of our professions. AAIMCo also strives to set the highest professional standards for our members and our industries and will publish official position papers in support of that goal.

Nationally Recognized
Authoritative Publication of AAIMCo

"Standards & Guidelines For Appraising Insurance Agencies/Brokerages"

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AAIMCo Annual Conference May 1-3, 2025

In Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland
Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center In Nashville, Tennessee.

Featured Consultants

James F. Hughes III

I am an unique risk management and insurance professional, having worked in all three main sectors of the industry, insurer, broker, and risk management. More particularly, I have been a risk manager for a Fortune 50 company, an insurance broker, twice albeit in different roles in addition to being a wholesale insurance broker, and a reinsurance underwriter as well as a MGA, as well as have served on the boards ...
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Danette Leonhardi

Ms. Leonhardi is a highly accomplished claim professional with proven success in both insurance and reinsurance claim management. Presently, she owns and operates two claim management services: Puget Sound Claim Consulting (PSCC) and Puget Sound Risk & Insurance Consulting (PSRIC), both based in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Leonhardi provides expert witness testimony on claim handling industry standards based on 40 years in the insurance industry and expertise on a wide variety ...
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Bruce Heffner, Esq.

I am a lawyer and leader proficient at crafting solutions to complex problems with substantial experience in law,  reinsurance, management, insurance, compliance, risk management, underwriting, negotiations, claims, coverage analysis, and human resources, from the corporate and regulatory perspective. My formal education is a blend of administration, insurance, and law. I have a pragmatic mentoring style of leadership and never confuse being busy with being productive. I firmly believe and practice ...
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Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is the founding member of the Walker Law Firm, LLC. (Iowa), the Law Office of Jennifer Walker, LLC. (Georgia) and Walker Risk Consulting, LLC. (Iowa).  Jennifer was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 2014 after a 30 year career in the insurance industry.   She was admitted to the Iowa State Bar in 2015 and the Nebraska State Bar in 2016. Law Practice:  She practices primarily in the ...
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Terry J. Friedman, CPCU

Mr. Friedman began his insurance career over 42 years ago, when he joined his family's independent insurance agency as a producer, eventually focusing on property and casualty commercial insurance. In addition to developing a substantial book of business that included a wide range of businesses and organizations, he was President of the agency from 2004 – 2018, and CEO from 2004 – 2020. In 2022, he retired from the retail ...
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J. Eric Peterson, Jr.

I have been in the insurance industry for over 30 years, working as a Licensed Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance Broker, Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Adjuster, Litigation Manager for wholly owned, Captive Insurance companies as well as handling Property and Casualty Insurance claims for two of the country’s top Third Party Administrative Companies. I have held resident Property and Casualty Insurance Broker Licenses in Arizona and Tennessee as well ...
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Featured Library Publications

Shinning A Light On Insurer Misconduct

A uniform law proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is currently working its way through state legislatures. The Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act[i] would require American insurers to disclose a wide range of information relating to their governance, performance evaluation systems, compensation and incentive plans, Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) plans and codes of ethics and conduct. – …

Continuity and prior/pending litigation exclusions in the claims-made policy form

“Directors and officers liability policies have long been issued on a “pure claims-made” basis (a phrase this writer first coined in 1990). That is, they were written with no prior act date (also known as a retroactive date). As a result, wrongful acts of the directors and officers dating back to corporate formation were covered as long as the claim – …

AAIMCo Members Featured in latest CLEW Newsletter

•Wrongful Designation by Thomas M. Braniff, JD, CPCU and Robert P. Gaddis, JD; •The Essential Bookshelf for Expert Witnesses by Kevin Quinley, CPCU, ARM, AIC; •The 411 on Becoming an Expert Witnesses by Elise M. Farnham, CPCU, ARM, AIM, CPIW; •Working as an Expert Witnesses by Douglas R. Emerick; and •“Be Careful What You DON’T Ask For” By Bill Wilson, – …

The Problem of Relationship Inertia with the Reinsurance Broker

For many small to mid-sized companies there is the overriding element of misplaced trust in the broker and a gross misunderstanding of their own duties.