About Us

The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) is steadfastly committed to advancing the growth and development of African American insurance professionals, while simultaneously fostering the attraction and retention of top-tier talent within the industry.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower our members through unparalleled educational resources, invaluable mentorship opportunities, robust networking, and recognition of industry achievement.

At NAAIA, we are:

  • Advocates. We support diversity and inclusion, and believe that a multifaceted and inclusive workforce is essential to the future of insurance.
  • Partners. We collaborate with organizations to create a more equitable environment for all professionals.
  • Cultivators. We support and celebrate Black insurance professionals and aim to attract and inspire the next generation.

Our History

The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was founded by Jerald L. Tillman in 1997 with the goal of providing a platform for Black insurance professionals to connect, learn and grow. Tillman saw a need for greater representation in the industry, particularly in leadership positions, and decided to take action.

Today, we have over 2,000 members and 24 chapters across the United States, making us the largest national organization dedicated to Black insurance professionals.

NAAIA is committed to diversifying the insurance industry’s talent landscape and transforming the way we nurture, invite, develop and advance underrepresented talent in the industry.

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NAAIA News

NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums

NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC – The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) is thrilled to announce the Midwest Regional Forum, scheduled for April 30, 2024, at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center. Aligned with our mission

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NAAIA Announces Staffing Updates

NAAIA Announces Staffing Updates Monday, April 29, 2024 Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC – The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) announced updates to its national office staff that will further empower the association to provide leadership within the insurance industry and elevate opportunities for its members. Kevin E.

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NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums

NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums Tuesday, April 16, 2024Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC – The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) proudly presents the Northeast Regional Forum in Boston, setting the stage on April 16, 2024, at the Westin Boston Seaport District. This event is

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NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums

NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums Wednesday, March 20, 2024Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC – The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) is thrilled to announce the first-ever West Regional Forum in Las Vegas on April 2, 2024, as part of the nationwide initiative focusing on

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Cancellation of NAAIA Central Regional Forum in St. Louis

Cancellation of NAAIA Central Regional Forum in St. Louis Tuesday, March 12 2024 Google Calendar , ICSWashington, DC – It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the National African American Insurance Association’s (NAAIA) Central Regional Forum, scheduled for March 20th, 2024, in St. Louis, MO. This

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NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums

NAAIA Unveils Innovation in Insurance at 2024 Regional Forums Wednesday, February 14 2024Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) proudly announces its upcoming series of 2024 Regional Forums, a nationwide initiative showcasing “Innovation in Insurance – Adapting to Global Challenges.” This multi-city event aims

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NAAIA Announces Rebekah Ratliff as Secretary of the Board of Directors James Hutchinson Reappointed to Board Vacancy as Agent Engagement Chair; 2024 Committee Chairs Announced

NAAIA Announces Rebekah Ratliff as Secretary of the Board of Directors James Hutchinson Reappointed to Board Vacancy as Agent Engagement Chair; 2024 Committee Chairs Announced Thursday, February 01, 2024Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC – The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) announced today recent leadership changes within its Board

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NAAIA Announces Milestone Phoenix Chapter Chartering

NAAIA Announces Milestone Phoenix Chapter Chartering Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC – NAAIA proudly announces the chartering of the Phoenix Chapter, a significant step in its western expansion to enhance its nationwide network of Black professionals and professionals of color in the insurance and risk

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NAAIA National Welcomes Amber Lashae’ O’Neil As National Program Coordinator

NAAIA National Welcomes Amber Lashae’ O’Neil As National Program Coordinator Thursday, January 11, 2024Google Calendar , ICS Washington, DC – The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) welcomes Amber Lashae’ O’Neil as its National Program Coordinator. With a diverse background in leading the development of special events in-person and virtually,

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Bylaws

The NAAIA Bylaws outline our process for association governance, and board member duties and elections, including Chapter establishment.

Annual Report

Download the 2023 NAAIA Annual Report to empower your perspective and be part of the narrative shaping the future of excellence, innovation, and diversity in the insurance industry.

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