About WIND

WIND’s mission is to foster cooperation among windstorm insurance professionals regarding the application of insurance and claims practices through education, training, and the encouragement of high ethical standards of conduct and professionalism among its members.

Who We Are

Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) is a member association and annual conference founded in 1999 to bring together both defense and policyholder professionals to connect, learn, and engage on important topics in the property/windstorm insurance claims industry. WIND was incorporated as a 501C(3) on September 16, 1999, the same day Hurricane Floyd hit the Eastern United States. It was a fitting start date for an educational association created for property and windstorm insurance claims industry professionals. 

Read WIND's founding story. 

Why We Do it


Our purpose is to bring together both the defense and policyholder property insurance claims representatives to learn more, achieve more, do more, and be more for the industry and consumers. 

What We Do


WIND provides educational training, continuing education, professional development, credential programs, and networking opportunities to enhance the individual and the industry.

How We Do It


WIND membership programs, hosting an annual conference, providing certifications and credentials, and giving back through community outreach and educational scholarships.


The WIND Board of Directors, Past Presidents and Committees play a strong role in the leadership and long range planning of WIND.
Board of Directors  
Past Presidents 

WIND Workshop


The WIND Credential Programs offers two certifications, the WIND Certified Appraiser and WIND Certified Umpire and two designations, the WIND Fellow and the WIND Professional that validate and enhance the property insurance claims professional and industry. Since 2003, thousands of professionals have obtained these career-enhancing credentials that further their visibility and recognition.

Disaster Outreach


Windstorm Insurance Network is dedicated to providing assistance in times of catastrophe, whether from hurricanes, floods, or tornadoes. WIND also established the Windstorm Insurance Network Endowed Scholarship Fund at Florida State University for students in the insurance/risk management educational program.

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