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Celebrity Animal Ambassador Jack Hanna to Kick off WIND 2019


To help kick off WIND’s 20th-anniversary conference, we are excited to announce celebrity animal conservationist and TV host Jack Hanna will be the keynote speaker at WIND 2019, scheduled for Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2019, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating…

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Congrats to our 2018 WIND Certified Appraisers and Umpires

Congrats to our newly credentialed WIND Certified Professionals! Each year, hundreds of qualified insurance professionals complete a four-hour certification class to obtain the status of WIND Certified Appraiser and WIND Certified Umpire. Congrats to our newly credentialed 2018 professionals. WIND Certified Appraisers The WIND Certified Appraiser Program® was introduced in 2012 to enhance the professionalism and…

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Former National Hurricane Center Director Honored By WIND

Former National Hurricane Center (NHC) Director Max Mayfield has been honored with a namesake award by the Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND), a professional membership association for the property insurance claims industry. Mr. Mayfield, who served as NHC from 2000-2007, was presented with the inaugural Max Mayfield Award in South Florida by WIND President Michael Ruskin…

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WIND Presents Awards for Outstanding Service and Achievement

Awardees at WIND 2018

From Left: Janet L. Brown, Esquire, 2018 WIND President Michael Ruskin; 2017 WIND President Susan B. Harwood, Esquire: and B0ard Member Wayne D. Taylor, Esquire The Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) is proud of each of its member’s accomplishments. Each year, WIND recognizes those that exemplify outstanding service and achievement to the association. During the WIND 2018…

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WIND Donates $20,000 for Texas and Florida Hurricane Relief

This year’s hurricane season, was in a word, devastating. In just a month’s time, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria inflicted damage, destruction, and death in a one-two-three punch. Lives were forever altered and home and businesses destroyed or leveled. With property damage in the billions and recovery estimated into the coming months or years, it’s…

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Enhance Your Credentials with a WIND Designation

WIND Designation Program

Do you qualify for the WIND Designation Program? Be among a distinct group of property and windstorm insurance claims professionals that make up the WIND Designation Program. What is the WIND Designation Program? The WIND Designation Program is not a certification class, but rather a distinct credential process for property and windstorm insurance claims professionals.…

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Andy Rock Honored with 8th Annual WIND Presidential Recognition Award

Congratulations to attorney Andy Rock of Rock Law Group as the recipient of the 8th Annual WIND Presidential Recognition Award. The award was established to recognize annually a member who has contributed significant knowledge, service and leadership to better the Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND). WIND 2016 President Curtis Hutchens presented the award at the Jan.…

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WIND 2017 Welcomed More than 1,000+ Attendees

On behalf of the WIND Board of Directors and the WIND 2017 Conference Committee, we’d like to thank the 1,000+ attendees who convened last week at the Renaissance Seaworld in Orlando, Florida for the 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference. From the kickoff Sunset Celebration networking reception, the frigid (for Orlando) WIND Golf Tournament at Walt Disney World,…

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