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Joi Blume



Joi Blume is a skilled commercial insurance professional who has worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years and has a superior understanding of the Excess and Surplus lines marketplace. Joi is currently, Second Vice President, Underwriting Executive at GeneralStar Insurance, where she underwrites and manages a successful commercial property book of business - written through designated excess and surplus lines brokers. She specializes in middle market and large complex property placements.


She holds a B.A. in Communications and an MBA; and is a licensed Property and Casualty agent for the State of Georgia. Joi has been recognized by Insurance Business America as an insurance “Young Gun” and was recently named in The Alabama State University 2020 Class of 50 Under 50. She is passionate about D,E&I and women succeeding in male-dominated industries. Blume joined the Atlanta Association of Insurance Professionals (AAIP) in 2019 and previously served as Co-Chair of Program Development. 

Helaina Jolly
Vice President


Helaina is an accomplished insurance executive with more than 30 years of industry experience. Based in Atlanta, Helaina currently serves as a Sr. Broker Relationship Leader with Munich Re. She is responsible for leading strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to successfully achieve business growth initiatives, facilitate simplified access to Munich insurance solutions, and broaden executive level engagement between broking firms and Munich Re. 


Over her career, Helaina has held leadership roles with Willis Towers Watson as a Global Client Advocate, with AIG where she served as a Vice President and Executive Director of Client Engagement for the AIG U.S. South Zone, and as a Claim Manager with St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. She has proven success coordinating the execution of Fortune 500 client engagements and broker partnership strategies. 


Helaina is actively involved in community groups and is a highly sought after speaker and resource given her advocacy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and her experience in leadership training and professional development. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Georgia, Inc., and the Atlanta Business League, is a member and previous co-lead for the HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Excel) program for the National African American Insurance Association - Atlanta Chapter (AAIP), is a graduate of Leadership Buckhead in Atlanta, a member of the National Black MBA Association, and a member of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, African-American Partnership. She is also a member of the WSIA 2023-24 Diversity Talent Outreach Committee. Helaina has served as a member of the Georgia 2021 Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, and has volunteered with The Posse Foundation in Atlanta. 

Helaina is originally from New Orleans, LA, and a graduate of Loyola University, in New Orleans. She lives in Atlanta, Ga. 

Keith Paschall
2nd Vice President

Keith Paschall is a highly experienced Sales and Marketing Professional with 32 years of industry experience and proven sales metric execution. In his current role at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as Senior Territory Manager, Keith manages agency/broker experience; leads and manages agency distribution strategy, tactical execution and process for Global Retail Markets/Commercial Lines in the state of Georgia.


Keith is responsible for assuring agency distribution partners are meeting overall territory and regional financial objectives while assisting them in meeting their own objectives. Keith is a native of Decatur, Georgia and a 1991 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Real Estate.

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James Hartsfield

James Hartsfield has accrued over 15 years of experience in the Risk Management and Insurance vertical since he was initially licensed as an Adjuster with Crawford & Company.


Over his career he has held various positions in sales and sales leadership with organizations whose primary functions vary from the application of human capital and third-party administration services to the introduction of data and consulting thought leadership into our community.  Throughout his journey, he has championed and supported DEI initiatives from developing partnerships with MBE/WBE entities in the provision of BPO services through the mentorship and instruction of underrepresented minorities towards garnering state licensure as sales representatives.  


He is presently the Sales Director of Insurance for the Americas for the IT Consulting firm Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company.

Kenza Lepry

 Recording Secretary


Kenza Lepry is a management liability underwriter specializing in private and nonprofit underwriting at The Ascot Group. 


Her journey in underwriting has been marked by a dedication to precision and a passion for ensuring that businesses and individuals receive fair and well-informed insurance solutions.


Kenza is a Dallas native and a Texas A&M University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Law. She is passionate about D,E,&I, philanthropy, and mentorship. 

Jenny Saint Preux
Corresponding Secretary

Jenny Saint Preux is a seasoned insurance professional with 16 years of experience in the industry. Her expertise includes insurance underwriting, training, quality program development, and inside sales operations. Jenny has a strong background in data analytics, which she leverages to inform critical business decisions. She is skilled at building cross-functional partnerships to develop impactful business strategies.


Throughout her career, Jenny has demonstrated her ability to lead high-performing teams to achieve organizational goals. Jenny is passionate about supporting and encouraging her teams to reach their full potential, both professionally and personally.

Sasha Carradine

Public Relations Manager


Sasha Carradine is a cyber insurance specialist at Amwins Brokerage of GA. She is a qualified sales professional with a focus in cyber resilience for institutions and engaging insurers with options for optimizing risk transfers.


As a 15yr. veteran in the insurance and risk management profession, Sasha is committed to ongoing professional development. She currently serves on the diversity and inclusion board at Amwins and has led several initiatives to promote equal opportunity, access, and equity at Amwins. Sasha possesses the foundation, experience, and knowledge to offer unique insights to her clients and team members.


Despite being a D.C. native, Sasha is a graduate of Spelman College and considers Atlanta home. She is an active member in several non-profit organizations such as Young Professionals of Atlanta and Urban League of Greater Atlanta. These experiences gave her a deep appreciation for how non-profits seek to improve quality of life in and around the city.

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Trudie Bolles

Trudie Bolles is a tenured insurance professional with over 45 years of insurance industry experience. She retired from Travelers in 2022 and previously worked for several Top Ten carriers. Her areas of specialty include Middle Market Commercial and Personal Lines with a focus on the high value market. 
She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University and her industry designations include CIC, API, INS, and AIS. She is passionate about mentorship and has nurtured the careers of many young professionals. Trudie has been a member of the Atlanta Association of Insurance Professionals (AAIP) since 2005 and previously served as Parliamentarian 2016 - 2021, Vice President 2008 -2010, and Recording Secretary.

Aisha Ousley, CPRIA
Business Manager


Aisha Ousley, is a highly experienced risk management professional with 14 years of expertise in the private client insurance industry.


Aisha has built an extensive career by helping high net-worth individuals and families protect their valuable assets and mitigate risks. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for client satisfaction, Aisha has established a reputation for delivering exceptional service and customized insurance solutions.


Throughout Aisha's career, she has worked with clients of all backgrounds, from high-net-worth individuals and families to celebrities, athletes, and the nation’s top CEOs and executives. Her expertise spans a wide range of insurance products, including personal risk liability, private aircraft, kidnap and ransom, and more.


Aisha is well-versed in assessing the unique risks and exposures that come with owning and managing high-value assets, and has a track record of providing tailored coverage solutions to meet each client's specific needs. Her ability to anticipate and address potential risks, as well as her deep knowledge of the insurance market, has earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor in the industry.

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Angela Patman
Member At Large

With over twenty-five years of experience in the industry working with carriers, third-party administrators and excess carriers, Angela is a seasoned leader within Claim and Client Services.  Throughout her career, successfully handled complex and high exposure claims, helped to optimize insurance coverages, in addition to cost mitigation for clients.
Angela is graduate of Georgia State University.  She has served in various insurance roles including Atlanta Claims Association and has been a member of the GA State Board of Workers’ Compensation Steering Committee for the past fifteen (15) years.

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