KANSAS CITY, Missouri (May 7, 2018) – Richard F. (Rick) Jones Jr., longtime executive at Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc. (FTJ), was recently appointed president of the American Institute of Professional Association Group Insurance Administrators (AIPAGIA).
Jones became the third generation of the family-owned company to head AIPAGIA, an exclusive association of top insurance administrators, TPAs, marketers, and brokers providing insurance marketing, expertise, and member-benefits to affinity groups and associations around the country. Jones began his one-year term as president in April at the annual AIPAGIA meeting in Sanibel Island, FL.
AIPAGIA is an organization dedicated to administrators and brokers sharing ideas and best practices in the marketing of group benefits to association members. Jones, who joined FTJ in 2004, directs all agency operations and has led an expansion that now includes a Dallas office offering risk management, consulting, and professional liability program insurance along with other products to professionals.
“Being selected to lead AIPAGIA is an honor and a big part of our legacy,” Jones said. “I have been involved with AIPAGIA for many years. My grandfather Forrest Jones and my father Richard Jones both served as president of AIPAGIA. I’m looking forward to a tremendous year.”
Formed in 1953, Forrest T. Jones & Company is a national, privately owned insurance brokerage for more than 80 associations/affinity groups and a TPA administering more than $650 million in premium annually. FTJ is the flagship of an organization that includes two life insurance companies, a captive reinsurance company, and an FINRA broker/dealer. For more information, please visit www.ftj.com