The insurance world has its share of industry organizations, and a new one has arrived. According to a joint announcement on July 25, 2017, the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Officer (“NAPSLO”) merged with the American Association of Managing General Agents (“AAMGA”) to produce a new organization called the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (“WSIA”).
WSIA will combine the specialties of NAPSLO and AAMGA and represent the spectrum of whole, specialty and surplus lines interests and matters. The board of WSIA will include members from both NAPSLO and AAMGA, with Corinne Jones serving as president.
WSIA intends to offer the same opportunities and similar programs NAPSLO and AAMGA previously offered, along with host of additional services, educational programs and activities. Programs such as the under-40s initiative of each legacy entity will continue as well under one, combined group.
The potential for AAMGA to bring together industry participants from different sectors of the insurance arena is encouraging, and we will continue to report on any new initiatives and developments.