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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

Candice Germain

Candice Germain

President 

Candice is a senior broker with The Segal Group. She has worked in the field of underwriting and brokering for over 13 years in various roles. She also served on the 2016- 2017 NAAIA New York executive board as Secretary. Candice’s goal is to encourage chapter involvement, grow membership and increase sponsorship.

Dwight Geddes

Dwight Geddes

Vice-President

Dwight is head of Metro Claims Mgmt NYC, a claims and risk management company based in New York.  Dwight has worked in the fields of insurance claims, risk and litigation management for over twenty years in various roles. He also served on the 2016-2017 NAAIA New York executive board as Vice President. Dwight is looking to increase visibility of the organization and membership.

Janeen Thomas

Janeen Thomas

Secretary

Janeen is an insurance attorney with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP. She has over 16 years of experience in the field. She previously served as VP of NAAIA from 2008-2010 and assisted in getting the NY Chapter incorporated in 2008. Since January 2017, Janeen has served on the 2016-2017 NAAIA New York extended board. Janeen’s goal is to increase member engagement and raise the profile of the chapter on a local level to build the chapter and drive efforts to increase sponsorship.

Allen Blount

Allen Blount

Treasurer

Allen is a transaction liability team leader for Zurich North America. He served on the 2016-2017 NAAIA New York extended  board where he assisted with chapter events. Allen is passionate about increasing employment opportunities and creating business relationships, and is working on increasing chapter membership.

 

New Year’s Message

The NAAIA Tri-State Executive Board would like to say thank you for your participation and work to make our chapter successful.

2017 was a year of challenges and change. We built on the agenda undertaken in 2016 that sought to highlight the talent of our members and spotlight the developments and opportunities in the industry. Our membership grew and so did our partners and sponsors. We are heartened by the feedback from our member, corporate partners and sponsors on our initiatives, such as the Speed Mentoring event, our panel discussions on Media in the dot com era and The Future of Claims Investigation as well as our annual summer mixer has all been part of creating an organization that adds value for our members, partners and sponsors.

We have set the bar high for 2018, but with the new board and dynamic new members working to aid in our development we are confident that we haven’t lost our “swag.”

The programming will be relevant, impactful and engaging. We will continue to focus on building partnerships in the industry and creating an inclusive and supportive community for everyone, from those in the industry for decades and those starting out on their careers.

We promise some significant developments in 2018, and hope you will all be a part of it and encourage others to join.

We thank you for your support of the leadership team on this journey of growth. We are committed to developing a strong professional organization that is reflective of our contribution to the industry.

Wishing a Blessed New Year to everyone.

The NAAIA Tri-State Executive Board

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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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