Top Graduates Honored for Surplus Lines Designation

September 29, 2006

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 on Sept. 15, 2006, in Chicago, Ill. The Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation sponsors the awards.

The top four graduates in ASLI’s 2006 class are Chad M. Raver, CPCU, ASLI, underwriter, General Star, Stamford, Conn.; Katherine E. Connolly, CPCU, AIM, AAI, ASLI, executive account manager, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC, Memphis, Tenn.; Kelly A. Hadiaris, ASLI, underwriter, James River Insurance Company, Richmond, Va.; Robert P. Sandblom, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, AMIM, ASLI, ARC, fillings analyst II, Scottsdale Insurance Company, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Raver, the Distinguished Graduate, won $500 and a commemorative plaque. Connolly, Hadiaris, and Sandblom won Awards for Academic Excellence, which include a cash award of $250 and a commemorative plaque.

NAPSLO also presented ASLI diplomas to members of this year’s class of 159 new ASLI designees who attended the convention.

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 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.

Source: NAPSLO, American Institute for CPCU and the Insurance Institute of America

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