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.
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.
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.
Kimberly A. Burnside (Kim) has had a distinguished career in the insurance industry holding leadership jobs at notable companies such as Liberty Mutual and FCCI. As her career developed, Kim embraced her passion to help others develop their paths within the industry through the lens of diversity and inclusion.
Presently, Kim holds the role of Zonal Manager, Corporate Accounts Southeast with AIG. In this role, she continues to work with underwriters and brokers, focused on building a team that delivers solutions. Kim is a native of the Bronx, but she makes Atlanta her home. She enjoys photography, baseball, family, and travel.
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.
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.
Joy Mvogo, CPCU is an Underwriting Consultant for Nationwide. In her career she has consistently delivered superior loss results, sometimes in historically underperforming products, by working with key stakeholders on win-win solutions. In her role as Public Relations Officer, she increased digital engagement by 700% in the first year and conducted several successful media campaigns to drive increased member, meeting and symposium attendance year over year. She studied Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at Georgia Southwestern State University. She also holds six industry designations through The Institutes and in the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement) is working toward a Green Belt in Lean.
Joy has facilitated social media trainings for non-profit clients and board members, sat on panels discussing personal branding, maintaining visibility in corporate spaces while working remotely and creativity in leadership. She has also presented to Industry Employee Resource Groups about “The Power of a Transcendent Resume”, and personal branding as self-advocacy.
Her passions are Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Neuro-divergence Awareness and Acceptance. To that end she recently received the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace” and “Inclusive and Ethical Leadership” certificates through University of South Florida. She hopes to use this knowledge as an advocacy andawareness catalyst for underrepresented groups.
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.
Member at Large
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.
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