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In addition to providing scholarships, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation hosts symposiums and supports the ASLI designation. (Contributed photo: NAPLSO)

The mission of the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation is to encourage the educational development of professionals in the excess & surplus (E&S) lines industry and to help overcome misperceptions about the market. The Foundation undertakes several initiatives with this aim, all of which help improve understanding of excess and surplus lines.

The Foundation was formed in 1991 and named for retired Western World Insurance Group President Derek Hughes. Hughes, who began his insurance career with the Royal Exchange Insurance Group in Liverpool, England, also served on NAPSLO’s Board of Directors and chaired the Education Committee.

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