We partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities across Mississippi in order to offer their students an opportunity to break into the insurance industry and use their diverse talents to improve the insurance industry. We thank these institutions for their help and cooperation in creating opportunities for scholars in our great state through the Center for Insurance Transformation.

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We thank our industry partners for providing the financial support necessary for the creation of the Center and this program as well as for making internship and mentoring opportunities available to certificate participants.

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The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB)

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers is the premier association for the leading commercial insurance and employee benefits intermediaries around the world. Our membership annually places 85 percent of U.S. property/casualty insurance premiums and comprises the fastest growing, most innovative firms in the industry, with more than 20 percent headquartered internationally.

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Brown & Riding

Brown & Riding is one of the largest wholesale insurance brokerage firms in the United States. B&R is consistently named as one of the Top 10 Largest P&C Wholesalers, 5-Star Wholesale Brokers, Best Places to Work in Insurance, and Top Insurance Employers. Their professionals are diverse teams of recognized experts, located throughout the country, organized by industry and practice area, and who have achieved marked recognition at local, regional, and national levels.

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Cadence Insurance

Cadence Insurance’s heritage extends back 140 years to 1882. Today, we are the nation’s second-largest bank-owned insurance broker. Operating globally as a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, our team consists of nearly 800 insurance and risk management specialists. We are an industry leader in commercial insurance, employee benefits, surety, payroll, and personal lines brokerage services. Our business model is centered on developing a customized experience with an overall strategy built around our client’s goals related to risk management and their insurance program.

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Gallagher has grown to be one of the leading insurance brokerage, risk management, and HR & benefits consulting companies in the world. With significant reach internationally, the organization employs over 39,000 people and their global network provides services in more than 130 countries.

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McGriff Insurance Services

A subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, McGriff is a full-service insurance broker providing risk management and insurance solutions to clients across the United States. The firm’s coverage solutions include commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety services, cyber, management liability, captives and alternative risk transfer programs, small business insurance, employee benefits, and personal lines insurance. Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., the sixth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and seventh largest in the world, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Truist Bank.

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Ross & Yerger Insurance, Inc.

We believe people can achieve extraordinary things with the right support. Since 1860, Ross & Yerger has insured our clients’ dreams, making an impact that goes beyond a policy. As an employee-owned independent agency, our teams have an unwavering commitment to meeting your needs first, not those of stockholders or investors. When you partner with Ross & Yerger, our team will be there, helping you in your time of need.

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