Just like that, (almost) 20 years have flown by with WIND

The year that started it all Remember 1999? It was the year the world was scared of Y2K, Apple and Amazon were just million-dollar corporations, and the best ways to communicate were by an office phone line, fax, or email. We barely texted one another, and most of us still heard, “you’ve got mail” as…

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WIND Funds Legacy Endowment Scholarship at FSU

The Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND), a professional education association for property insurance claims professionals, recently funded an endowment scholarship at Florida State University’s College of Business/Department of Risk Management/Insurance (“RMI”). The fund will award $5K annually to FSU students pursuing a career in the risk management/insurance field. The Windstorm Insurance Network Legacy Endowment Fund ensures…

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2019 WIND is going to Disney World!

WIND 2019

When you’ve reached a milestone or need a reason to celebrate, Walt Disney World is the destination for choice to make magic and memories. For WIND’s 20th anniversary in 2019, we wanted to mark the moment in a special place for our members and attendees. That’s why we’re going to the Walt Disney World Dolphin…

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2019 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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