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Veteran Ag Insurance Specialist Joins AAIS

AAIS Press Release: November 18, 2015

Robin Souza, CPCU, AFIS, a well-known leader in agricultural insurance, has joined the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) as its new product manager for farm and agribusiness programs.

AAIS is an insurance advisory organization that provides policy forms, rating information, and automation support for more than 700 property/casualty companies throughout the U.S. AAIS maintains forms and manuals for more than 25 lines of personal, commercial, agricultural, and inland marine insurance, and is considered to be a leader in the design of insurance programs covering property and liability risks on farms and in agricultural enterprises.

Robin comes to AAIS from ACE Agribusiness, and previously served in agricultural insurance underwriting, loss control, and management positions with The Hartford, Commercial Union, CalFarm/Allied/Nationwide, Sequoia Ins. Co., and QBE.

Among her many accomplishments, Robin led the implementation of a complete new farm program for Sequoia. That project entailed development of new policy forms, manual rules, and rates, plus execution of state filings and automation support.

“We are thrilled to add Robin to our AAIS team and to have her serving as the manager of our farm and ag business, a key product suite,” says Leslie Rippley, vice president of commercial, farm, and agribusiness lines.

“Robin’s expertise ranges from hobby farms to large agricultural enterprises. Her background aligns well with the spectrum of programs we provide to agricultural insurers, and she greatly enhances our bench strength for farm and ag talent.”

Robin holds numerous insurance designations, including those as Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). She also teaches for the AFIS program, and has authored its “farm foundations” course.

Robin will be based in Fresno, Calif.

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