If there was a single person opposed to the possible union of NAPSLO and AAMGA, you certainly didn't hear from them in Fort Lauderdale.

At a Town Hall meeting hosted during NAPSLO's Mid-Year Leadership Forum at the Marriott Resort in Harbor Beach, leaders representing the two largest professional surplus lines organizations spent 90 minutes laying out their strategy for the coming months — including the timeline for the approval vote, details on which annual events would still take place (and when) should the merger come to pass, and a long list of additional details sorted out after months of due diligence by the merger committee.

NAPSLO President Dave Leonard; AAMGA President Ed Levy; Hank Haldeman, NAPSLO past president and chairman of the AAMGA-NAPSLO Merger Committee; AAMGA Treasurer Bobby Owens, vice chairman of the AAMGA-NAPSLO Merger Committee; and NAPSLO Executive Director Brady Kelley took the dais to outline the greater purpose and finer points of the proposed new organization, which, should AAMGA and NAPSLO members vote to join forces, will create WSIA — the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association.

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Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected].