Faculty NameKeith Wilts
Keith Wilts is President of Professional Training Associates, Inc. (PTA), a national education management and training company, whose focus is the development and delivery of live web-based education programs. With over 38 years of experience involving production and consulting activities on both personal and commercial accounts, Keith presents more than 100 webinars and seminars annually.
Keith is a member of the National Faculty for the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), teaching at the CIC institutes and James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars. In addition, he serves as an educational consultant for the Society of CIC and the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents.
Keith previously served as Director of Education for the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky. He also was a member of the National Education Committee and the National ACSR Exam Review Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents of America, the License Administration Committee for the Kentucky Department of Insurance, and as education chairperson for the Kentucky Chapter of CPCU.
Faculty NameR. Tilden
Bryan is a National Lecturer and Expert Witness in the field of insurance. Prior to starting his own firm, he was the Director of Technical Affairs and Director of Education for IIANC. Since entering the insurance business in 1974 as an Account Executive, he has worked for major brokerage firms on Fortune 100 accounts around the nation. He specialized in large retention programs, utilizing the international insurance marketplace.
Tilden has been active in insurance education as a grading panel member for the Insurance Institute of America and the American Institute for Property Liability Underwriters. He has taught in every state in the U.S., and also teaches in Bermuda and Europe. He has served on the Education and Technical Committees for the IIANC and worked with the State of North Carolina on pre-licensing and continuing education. In 1988, IIANC presented him with the Ernest F. Young Education Award, and in 1989 Agent of the Year. He has taught in schools for both the PIA and IIA, been a speaker at RIMS and CPCU meetings, and has spoken at various conventions. He earned his CIC designation in 1977 and is a National Faculty Member for the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.
An active volunteer in rescue services, Bryan is an internationally certified technical rescue instructor. In 2013, he received the Higgins and Langley Memorial Rescue Award for a Swiftwater Rescue Incident. He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators along with their NC Chapter, and teaches arson investigation courses.
Faculty NameTim McClendon
Tim McClendon began his insurance career in 1972. His training included several years with a major carrier in all facets of the property and casualty business.
Tim is Managing Partner of Hertel McClendon, L.L.P. in Fort Worth, Texas. The agency maintains an additional location in Austin, Texas. The agency is affiliated with Insurors Group, L.L.C., comprised of twelve professional agencies in Fort Worth, Austin and all over Texas.
Tim earned the Certified Insurance Counselor professional designation in 1977, the Certified Workers Compensation Advisor designation in 2004, and is a licensed risk manager. His clients include manufacturers, printers, law firms, technology, retail and contracting risks.
A graduate of Texas Christian University, Tim holds a BBA degree in Management. He is a member of the TCU Lettermen's Association and the TCU Alumni Association.
As a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors National Faculty, Tim teaches insurance courses throughout Texas and around the country including Certified Insurance Service Representatives, Certified Insurance Counselors and Ruble Seminars. Tim was chosen as one of seven charter members of The National Alliance's Distinguished Faculty in 2014.
He is a past chairman of the Board of Governors for the Society of CISR. Tim recently served as Chairman of the Technical Affairs Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and is a past chairman of Mid-America Insurance Conference.
He is a past "Teacher of the Year" for Professional Insurance Agents of Texas and has been a member of the adjunct faculty teaching insurance and risk management courses for the M. J. Neeley School of Business at TCU. He has taught classes for the University of Dallas MBA program, the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, CPCU Society, CFP program and in-house classes for many insurance carriers and agencies. Tim also serves as an expert witness in insurance-related litigation.