Joseph Harrington, CPCU, director of corporate communications
"Viewpoint is an integral part of the larger conversation AAIS has on a daily basis with professionals throughout the P/C industry.
"While our product bulletins provide the 'nuts and bolts' information needed to use our programs, Viewpoint provides a 'big picture' view of the trends that drive innovations in product development at AAIS and elsewhere.
"My greatest reward comes when an insurance company manager or specialist contacts me to say that a Viewpoint article helped clarify his or her thinking about a topic, or to request a link to an earlier article that helped him or her.
"Viewpoint is also one of the principal means by which reinsurers,
software vendors, and other organizations that are associate members of
AAIS can reach out to AAIS member companies. Among other things,
associate members are entitled to one free full-page ad in the
publication, and are given priority for placement of guest columns.
"I invite readers to enhance the content of Viewpoint and enlarge the conversation by suggesting topics to cover in personal, commercial, agricultural, and inland marine insurance."
Before coming to AAIS in 1994, Joe was a writer and editor for newspapers and business publications. In addition to his work at AAIS, Joe has been active in the CPCU Society and served on a national committee advising the American Institute for CPCU on changes to the CPCU curriculum. He has a bachelor's degree from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn, and a master's degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Viewpoint magazine is AAIS's quarterly publication devoted to exploring how the products and people of AAIS, its member companies, and other organizations address challenges in property and liability insurance. Using journalistic-style reporting and contemporary graphics, Viewpoint makes technical topics lively and vivid.
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