Mike Smith Announced as Speaker for the 2016 CLM New York Conference

Axis Insurance Services, LLC Principal and CEO Mike Smith will be a speaker at this year's CLM New York Conference. The following press release details the event.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (November 11, 2016) – The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is pleased to announce Mike Smith, President, will be speaking on “Increased Use of Drone Technology in the Construction Industry and its Affect on Insurance and on Claims.” This summit will be held on Thursday December 1, 2016 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, NY.

Mike is the founder and President of Axis Insurance Services, LLC and PL Risk Advisors, Inc. both nationally recognized Professional and Management Liability insurance brokerages.

Mike has become a valuable market resource and has been frequently requested to be a speaker, panelist and writer on professional and management liability risk and insurance. Having over 25 years of experience in the industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique ability to create innovative coverage solutions.

In 1999, Mike founded Axis Insurance Services, LLC to provide customized Professional Liability solutions for business and in 2012, and he formed PL Risk Advisors, Inc. to create a presence in the wholesale E&O market. Today, both companies are enjoying success across the areas of errors and omissions liability, directors and officers liability, commercial crime, EPLI, privacy and network security.

Formerly a CPA audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), Mike managed audit and consulting services for insurance and healthcare clients, including some of the nation’s most well-known Fortune 500 companies. He specialized in mergers and acquisitions and insurance company liquidations. Dealing with hundreds of insurance companies, agencies, reinsurers and alternative risk companies provided him with valuable insight into the needs of his clients.

At Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange (MIIX), a medical malpractice carrier, Mike was responsible for assisting the company in mergers and acquisitions and development of numerous insurance programs. Later, as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of a related company, he built a physician-owned insurance carrier from the ground up, including all hiring, systems development, licensing and marketing.

About the CLM:
The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third party vendors. The CLM sponsors educational programs, provides resources and fosters communication among all in the industry. To learn more about the CLM, please visit www.theclm.org.

Susan Wisbey-Smith, Chief Communications Officer
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

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