Gulf States Chapter Regional Director

Nikki Roper

I have been a member of the AICP since 2014 and have attended several E-Days and annual conferences over the years.  I served on the Gulf States Website committee before becoming Vice President of the Gulf States Chapter in 2018.  Due to an unforeseen vacancy, I stepped into the role of President almost immediately after being elected as VP, and I have been President since that time.   

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

With just over twenty years of experience in the insurance industry, having worked in both  underwriting and compliance, I have a unique perspective of and appreciation for both sides and how they best work together in maintaining a strong and collaborative business relationship.  Being the liaison between the National Board and our Chapter would be a natural next step for me since during my time as a chapter officer, I have already created relationships with board members while working closely with them to achieve our chapter’s goals each year. 

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

It would be my goal to keep both the National Board and my chapter informed of initiatives, ideas, issues, concerns, etc. while continuing to enhance the overall benefit of membership within the AICP to ultimately see growth in the organization and more involvement at all levels.    

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

I would use my role to bring about discussion and collaboration at the national level on topics important to members so that every voice feels heard and taken into account.  As different issues arise, it will be my honor to work alongside my fellow Regional Directors to come up with answers and action plans that will be in the best interest of all involved. 

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would love to see the AICP grow its membership and outreach. I think we do that by continuing to offer many of the virtual opportunities to learn and network with one another that we have relied on so heavily during this past year even after things return to “normal”.  It is important that the AICP stay innovative and useful to those incoming members to show that we truly are a value added organization and that the knowledge and information they will receive here is well worth the time, money, and energy invested.  I would be ready and available to share thoughts and offer suggestions while working with other board members and chapter officers to help accomplish that. 

Gulf States Chapter Secretary

Alexander Crawshaw

Alex Crawshaw is an underwriter for Madison Consulting Group, with a focus on Workers Compensation and Commercial Auto, as well as a filings and compliance consultant for all property & casualty lines.. He has been with the company since 2010, a member of AICP since 2011, and Secretary of the Gulf States Chapter from 2019-2022.

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

Conscientious, long time member

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

Keep up the good work! Help bring chapter events back to normal setting and increase membership

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

Continue to work as team to work with other officers and members to understand what issues still remain as we leave covid (for example, companies/regulator decreased budgets for travel, still safety concerns) to facilitate a return and to ensure continue to provide value to members.

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

As above, I think AICP is on good footing I don’t have any idea for some drastic change beyond continuing to make sure members see AICP as a value-adding association in this new environment.

Regional Treasurer/Chapter Financial Liaison Candidates

Brian Williams

This is my fifth year as a member of the AICP, and this is the first position I’ve sought.  

What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office? 

I have almost twenty years of experience in Commercial E&S, and I’m in my fifth year in product development/compliance. My past experience was principally in Property and Umbrella product lines prior to moving into Compliance. I hold several industry designations, including the CPCU and ACP, and regularly attend educational events including the AICP National Conference and E-Days, and CPCU events. I have strong organizational skills and attention to details. 

What would be your goals for office if you are elected? 

To work with the management company to accurately account for chapter finances and to ensure that the chapter maintains a healthy financial foundation for its ongoing operations and continued growth of the chapter, its events, and membership. 

If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community? 

I have a close working relationship with several current and past Gulf States chapter officers whom I can learn from and consult with when needed regarding the AICP. I’ll continue to develop relationships with other AICP members and to work towards the goals of the organization to improve our position within the industry and compliance community. 

Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?  

I would like to see the AICP continue to host virtual training and roundtable events as we all return to our offices, in addition to our chapter and national events. And I would like to see the AICP grow in membership and with more active participation of members, especially younger members and those newer to compliance or insurance.