Meet The Team
Our vision is to be the indispensable, transformative learning resource for risk and insurance professionals through adaptive technology and practical instruction. The educational programs and research conducted by The National Alliance were built on a foundation of integrity, innovation, and imagination. These qualities commit us to act responsibly, to be accountable for our actions, to fulfill our obligations, and to inspire others with our relentless determination to achieve a standard of excellence in every endeavor.
Dustyne Bryant, Personal Lines Academic Director at The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, is a self-professed and colleague–backed wholehearted Personal Lines Insurance geek. Supported by multiple degrees and designations over the course of a decade and rising, her thirst for knowledge is never-ending and ever-growing. Her passion for educating others in Personal Insurance is even greater. She is an advocate of permanency for children in foster care and relishes all the joys of being a soccer mom, minus the minivan.
Jeremiah Gonzales is the Academic Director for Commercial Lines for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He is responsible for the Commercial Certified Insurance Service Representative and Certified Insurance Counselors designation programs. Jeremiah began his insurance career in 2003 and has worked in various roles in the insurance industry from Account Management, Senior Commercial Marketing Representative, Carrier Relationship Manager, and Commercial Lines Operations Manager. Jeremiah has obtained multiple designations throughout his carrier and has a strong passion for the insurance industry.
Paul Martin is the Director of Academic Content for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. Paul works with industry professionals to deliver high-quality insurance content and education for the Academy. During his career, Paul worked as an adjuster, underwriter, special agent, company manager, and independent agent. Paul has been an insurance educator in Texas for over twenty years.
Mr. Rogers serves in a consultant capacity as Academic Director for Life and Health programs and CISR High School programs for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He began his insurance career as a college trainee with MetLife. Mr. Rogers served in numerous sales and sales management positions until 1991, when he accepted a position at MetLife’s New York home office. He retired from MetLife in 2001 as Vice President and National Sales Director for MetLife’s Voluntary Permanent Life Division.
Jay Williams is the Head of Faculty & Academic Development for The National Alliance. He is responsible for all faculty and Educational Consultants, as well as overseeing curricula development by our Academic Directors. Jay started his insurance career in 1979 and has served in multiple positions within the industry from owning an agency to being an insurance company executive. In addition, he also serves as an Educational Consultant and is a member of our National Faculty, teaching CISR, CIC, Ruble Graduate Seminars, and PROFocus events.