People Moves: Risk Strategies Appoints Lyons National Education Practice Leader; Waypoint Wholesale Names Nickoles CEO

December 1, 2021

Risk Strategies Appoints Terry Lyons National Education Practice Leader

Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced that Terry Lyons has been appointed as the National Education Practice Leader. In this role, Lyons will develop and lead the overall national growth and client service strategy for the education industry practice.

Lyons is based out of Texas.

Since joining Risk Strategies at the end of 2019 through the acquisition of Academic HealthPlans, Lyons has served as the head of the company’s Education Industry Student Health Practice. He will remain head of that practice, which serves more than 350 colleges and universities nationwide, while taking on overall responsibility for Risk Strategies’ Education Practice and solutions across Property & Casualty, Student Health and Employee Benefits.

Waypoint Wholesale Names Molly Nickoles CEO

Houston-based AmRiscGroup, a catastrophe-focused managing general agent in the United States, announced that Molly Nickoles has been appointed CEO of Waypoint Wholesale, the company’s wholesale brand.

Nickoles previously served as the chief underwriting officer for the Builders Risk product. She started her career as a senior underwriter with AmRisc Group in 2003.

As AmRisc Group approaches $2 billion in gross written premium, Nickoles’ appointment is part of an ongoing strategy to position the company and executive leadership team for continued growth.

Other recently announced leadership changes will also support this growth strategy. Billy Hammond will succeed Nickoles as chief underwriting officer of Builders Risk for AmRisc Group. Marcus Kelley will lead as division president of the now-combined Waypoint Technical Risks and National Specialty. Finally, in preparation for the upcoming retirement of Scott Hornsby, Thomas Bonnarigo will step into the role of AmRisc’s chief underwriting officer of national accounts in 2022.

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