Who We Are

The National African American Insurance Association New York Chapter is an organization of talented professionals in New York, connecting the insurance industry to a talent pipeline of diverse and business centric individuals.

 

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What We Do

The value of membership and resources available to you with NAAIA Membership are endless!

Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives

Opportunities for involvement in insurance specific community initiatives affecting the African-American community.

Professional & Personal Development

Professional & Personal Development

Exposure to top local and national insurance industry executives,  trade associations, and organizations for up to date expert opinions and analysis. 

CEU/CLE Courses

CEU/CLE Courses

Continuing educational credit opportunities for insurance professionals at national and local conferences. 

Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

The BEST networking opportunity for African American Professionals in the insurance industry! Increase your opportunity for business growth and development.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Denise Campbell

Denise Campbell

President

Denise Campbell is a Client Director at AIG, servicing AIG’s most engaged major accounts through managing relationships with insurance buyers and key client executives at their biggest trading partners. During her time at AIG, Denise led the Black Professionals Employee Resource Group (ERG) New York chapter for two years, where they were recognized for excellence in Business Integration. She currently serves as Business Advisor to the ERG.

In addition to her work within AIG, Denise is the President of the NAAIA New York Chapter and holds a position on the Board of the Water Street Club. She also served on the Advisory Council for the Insurance Federation of New York Emerging Leaders.

Denise received her bachelor of arts from New York University with a major in Music Technology and has received a Certified Project Manager Designation from the Project Management Leadership Group, Inc.

Owen Charles

Owen Charles

Vice-President

Owen Charles is currently a Vice President at Everest Insurance within the Excess Casualty Practice. He has worked in the insurance industry for more than 17 years at top tier insurance companies including Chubb, Zurich, Swiss Re and AIG. Owen has worked in Bermuda marketplace as well focusing on chemical, pharma, utility and oil & gas business. In addition to a strong underwriting background, he brings a unwavering commitment to NAAIA New York currently serving as Vice President.

Owen has previously served on the NAAIA New York Board and is passionate about creating business relationships. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, shows and serving the East Harlem community.

Candace Johnson

Candace Johnson

Treasurer

Candace R. Johnson is a partner of Brooks, Berne & Herndon, PLLC and chair of the firm’s diversity committee.  She focuses her practice in the areas of general liability, insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage/bad faith claims; automobile liability, premises liability, product liability and workers’ compensation defense. Ms. Johnson focuses her free time participating in organizations to encourage and promote diversity within the legal community and in the insurance industry, such as serving as Treasurer for NAAIA NY chapter. She strongly believes that by working together, we can continue to uplift one another in our own communities. 

Ericka Fang

Ericka Fang

Secretary

Ericka Fang is an associate attorney concentrating in the fields of medical malpractice defense, nursing home litigation, and general liability. Ericka has also been appointed to the Diversity + Inclusion Counsel of the prestigious American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and the Secretary of the NAAIA NY chapter.

Some accolades include being named one of the top rated Medical Malpractice attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine, being selected to the New York Metropolitan Rising Stars list since 2015, and in 2019 as a member of the National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 – Nation’s Best Advocates. Ericka was also  appointed to serve on the New York City Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee (Class of 2020). 

Prior to law school, Ericka earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University and a Master of Public Health from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where she served as President of the Health Law Society 

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You can become a local partner by making a contribution to any of our events, by supporting a customized program that meets your organization's unique needs, or by making a general contribution to the Chapter. Regardless of the type of sponsorship, your support will empower the Chapter to provide meaningful services and programs to our members and the insurance industry as a whole. In addition, we offer special recognition for our individual sponsors and other benefits. If interested and for more information, please contact our Chapter President, Candice Germain, directly naaialeadership@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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