Frequently Asked Questions

NAAIA is the acronym for the National African American Insurance Association.
NAAIA was established and chartered March 5, 1997 in Cincinnati, OH by its founder, Jerald L. Tillman, LUTCF. Mr. Tillman, early in his insurance career, saw a need to create a platform for the growing population of African American insurance professionals to network and share information for career development and business opportunities.
NAAIA boasts over 2,000 members and partners with influential organizations that drive our industry’s success on local, regional, national, and global levels. Our collaborations with carriers, brokerages, agencies, and strategic alliances ensure mutual success by achieving shared goals, benefiting individuals, businesses, and communities alike. With a presence in twenty-five states and growing, NAAIA’s footprint extends across every major region of the country.
NAAIA’s membership includes newcomers, emerging leaders, experienced staff and executives. NAAIA membership is diverse, comprising individuals from various positions and roles such as insurance agents, brokers, insurers, underwriters, claim adjusters, recruiters, legal and financial professionals, and more.
No, NAAIA is not exclusive to any one industry segment. NAAIA engages, encourages and supports any and all insurance career professionals, be they employed, unemployed or retired, in industry-related fields, or students interested in insurance.
NAAIA membership is inclusive of all insurance segments, and professionals who support those segments. NAAIA also offers a student membership for full-time undergraduates interested in the insurance industry.
No, NAAIA is not exclusive to African American insurance professionals. It does not exclude anyone who is eligible for membership and wishes to benefit from the NAAIA experience. NAAIA was formed out of the need to provide additional support to African American professionals seeking to advance their business and/or careers. The mission and vision remain the same, and the organization’s success is enhanced by the fact that members and partners are representative of a broad range of industry professionals. Our members represent diversity of ethnicity, thought, background and experience.
NAAIA currently has 24 chapters located across the United States. To learn more about our chapters and/or to contact a chapter local to you, visit our Membership page.
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