William C. Wilson, Jr., CPCU, ARM, AIM, AAM is director of the Virtual University of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA). He was the Director of Education & Technical Affairs for the Insurors of Tennessee from 1988-1999. Prior to 1988, he was employed by Insurance Services Office, Inc. as the manager of their field operations in Tennessee and Kentucky. Before that time, he was a bag boy at H.G. Hill food store #25.
Bill is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering. He was a licensed insurance and surplus lines agent, and his professional affiliations have included past president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of CPCU, board member of the national CPCU Society, PMLG of the Honorable Order of Blue Goose, International, member of the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIABA) National Education Committee, member of the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) National Advisory Committee, member of the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE) and its SITE Journal editorial committee, member of the National Writers Association, chairman of the Tennessee Insurance Commissioner's Education Advisory Committee, member of the Middle Tennessee State University Insurance Liaison Committee, member of the Nashville State Technical Institute’s Financial Services Advisory Committee, member of the National Underwriter's FC&S Editorial Advisory Board, and an instructor for insurance and risk management programs for Tennessee State University and Nashville State Technical Institute. He is listed in the International Who's Who of Professionals™.
He has served as a trainer and speaker for various organizations, including the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIABA national conventions and state convention programs and seminars), the CPCU Society national convention, National Leadership Conference and chapter programs, the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW), the Southern Agents Conference, and the Risk & Insurance Managers Society (RIMS).
Bill has conducted hundreds of technical seminars, workshops and convention presentations—from Hawaii to Rhode Island—as well as programs on time management, presentation and public speaking skills, seminar development, and many others. He was the recipient of the 1996 L.P. McCord National Education Award for having the #1 ranked IIABA insurance education program in America. His "Presentation Skills for the 'Unprofessional' Speaker" program presented at the 1997 National CPCU Society convention was the top rated of 27 presentations, including those of nationally renowned speakers and celebrities...in 1998, his program was again the top rated session of the CPCU national convention.
He has researched, developed, written, and published dozens of technical articles and manuals, and has authored articles in business and industry trade periodicals such as Presentations magazine, American Agent & Broker magazine, Independent Agent magazine, Tennessee Insuror magazine, Tennessee Business magazine, the CPCU Journal, and the SITE Journal.
He has been cited as an expert resource/interviewee for local television and radio media, and has served as an expert witness in litigation. According to Nashville NBC television affiliate WSMV, "Bill Wilson is an expert when it comes to insurance." Dr. William T. Hold, president of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors in Austin, Texas has said that, "Bill Wilson is recognized by his peers as one of the premier insurance educators in America."