NAIP, a Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is on a mission to pave the way for promising careers and entrepreneurial ventures within the insurance industry. Our commitment extends beyond individual aspirations; we aim to cultivate a reservoir of licensed and highly-trained insurance professionals who are dedicated to serving the unique needs of their local communities.

Our Vision

NAIP aspires to be recognized as the premier resource for:

  1. Job Seekers: We provide a clear pathway for individuals to explore and pursue rewarding careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in the insurance sector.
  2. Employers: NAIP is the go-to hub for identifying and engaging with motivated, young professionals, ready to fill essential positions within their companies.
  3. Consumers: We empower consumers to become better informed about the fundamentals of insurance, personal finance, and risk management, enabling them to make sound financial decisions.
  4. Industry Organizations: NAIP serves as a dynamic platform for industry organizations to connect, collaborate, and share ideas. Together, we promote the insurance industry’s growth and vitality, fostering a structured environment that encourages new talent to thrive within the field.

Our Proactive Approach

NAIP is an assertive organization poised to provide cutting-edge programs, seminars, conferences, and networking opportunities. We are dedicated to driving:

  • Professional Development: Our programs equip individuals with the knowledge and skills essential for success in the insurance industry.
  • Community Service: We believe in giving back to the communities we serve, making a positive impact beyond the boardroom.
  • Employment Opportunities: NAIP connects job seekers with real employment opportunities, ensuring that talent meets demand within the industry.

Join NAIP, where we’re shaping the future of insurance professionals, enhancing communities, and opening doors to a world of career possibilities. Together, we’re creating a brighter future for all.

Our History

NAIP traces its roots to a vision brought to life by our founder, Ron Harden. He recognized a pressing need for an organization of insurance professionals that would place a strong emphasis on leadership development and extend outreach to consumers and students.

A Journey from Inception

The formation of NAIP was a result of meticulous planning and dedication by an ad hoc committee composed of passionate supporters. This committee included:

  • Robert Crowder
  • Gwendolyn White
  • Lorenzo Alston
  • Jacqueline Huggins, PhD

After nearly a year and a half of planning, NAIP came into existence. In November 2004, Lorenzo Alston, a generous insurance agent, enabled NAIP to establish its first office in the vibrant city of Washington, D.C. Shortly thereafter, in January 2005, two industry giants, Erie Insurance Group and The Hartford, joined as founding sponsors of our organization.

Expansion and Reach

In April 2005, with unwavering support from The Insurance Cooperative, NAIP expanded its presence by establishing its first office in the historic city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This move marked a significant milestone in our journey.

By October 2007, NAIP had grown even further. We proudly opened an Administrative Office in Erie, Pennsylvania, and established our corporate headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C.

From these humble beginnings to our present-day stature, NAIP has remained committed to our core values of leadership development, consumer outreach, and educational support. We continue to evolve, expand, and make a positive impact in the insurance industry and the communities we serve.