The National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
(NAPSLO) recognized the top four graduates of the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) program at its annual convention in
Boston, Mass. Andrew Frazier, member of the board of directors of
the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation, presented the awards.
The top four graduates in ASLI’s 2002 class are Matthew Dunaway,
underwriter, Burns & Wilcox, Ltd.; Daniel Adorno, ASLI, underwriter, The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.; Linda Berryman, ASLI, underwriter, General Star Management Company; and Mark Pond,
underwriting specialist, Scottsdale Insurance Company.
Dunaway, the Distinguished Graduate, won $500 and a commemorative plaque. Adorno, Berryman, and Pond won Awards for Academic Excellence, which include a cash award of $250 and a commemorative plaque.
The Insurance Institute of America (IIA) developed the ASLI program for surplus lines professionals with support from NAPSLO and the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. The foundation sponsors and funds the academic awards.
The ASLI program consists of four courses and national examinations. The courses cover the purpose, evolution, regulation, and distribution of surplus lines insurance. They also cover surplus lines marketing issues, products, underwriting, and risk financing. Topics relating to broader insurance industry topics include ethics; insurance contract analysis; and insurance operations such as underwriting, loss control, premium auditing, reinsurance, and claims practices.