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Dr. William T. Hold President & Co-founder The National Alliance of Insurance Research & Education Dr. Hold is President of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. In 1969, the Certified Insurance Counsel- ors (CIC) program was founded. Today, The National Alliance is an umbrella organization that has delivered 57,000 educational programs for 2.2 million participants and conducts research for insurance and risk management professionals. Dr. Hold was a faculty member for the University of Wisconsin and an Associate Professor at the University of Texas. His writings have been published in academic and trade journals, including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Insurance Law Journal, and the CPCU Annals. He is the author of several books on industry-related topics. Dr. Hold completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University; his master’s degree in 1964 and his Ph.D. in 1967 from the University of Wisconsin. He was named to Insurance Newscast’s list of the “100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance In- dustry” six years in a row. In 2011, he received the Dr. Henry C. Martin Award of Industry Achievement, named after the found- er of The Rough Notes Company. He was included in the 2012 list of the Top 25 Living Legends in Insurance by Property Casu- alty 360. In 2012, he was inducted into the Florida State University College of Business Hall of Fame. The College of Business at Florida State University has established a foundation and program in his name–the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance. In cooperation with FSU, Dr. Hold helped to establish Careers for Life, an initia- tive providing insurance and risk management training for military personnel, veterans, and their spouses. RETURN TO SPEAKER LIST