Faculty NameRichard Clarke
Dick Clarke is a veteran of the property/liability insurance industry, having worked as underwriter, broker and consultant through hard and soft market cycles. He was formerly Senior Vice President with the regional brokerage, J. Smith Lanier & Co. headquartered in Georgia, having retired late in 2016.
He publishes articles and teaches on a variety of executive liability, cyber and E&O subjects, and functions as an expert witness, a consultant to buyers of commercial insurance, and to insurance companies concerning product development. He is a teacher in CE programs for several professional insurance organizations. His books are listed for purchase on Amazon.com, with the most recent, Executive Liability Insurance: From the Basics to an Advanced Approach having entered its fifth edition in 2012. (This work is currently being updated, with a revised, sixth edition available late in 2019.) Additionally, this book was translated into Japanese for the Risk Management community in Japan, in 2013. Clarke provided content and editing for The National Alliance's on-line course on Directors and Officers Liability insurance (2015 to present), and was an original recipient of the CPCU Society's "Distinguished Instructor in Insurance" award, in 1996.
He holds several professional designations.
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.