Carolinas Chapter Announces Bronze Sponsor: SIA Group



Contact: Corinne Grimaldi

Carolinas Chapter Announces Bronze Sponsor: SIA Group

Charlotte, NC – The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is pleased to announce the addition of SIA Group as a Bronze Sponsor in the Carolinas Sponsorship Program. This partnership represents a one-year, $5,000 commitment by SIA Group to support the Carolinas Chapter and the Carolinas Club Foundation (CCF) in its efforts to deliver outstanding education, networking opportunities and services to its members.

Since 1975, SIA Group has been a leading provider of risk management and insurance solutions throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. “SIA Group’s core philosophy is to offer protection beyond insurance. We are constantly moving into new areas bringing knowledgeable leaders who are fully prepared to help our clients manage their Total Cost of Risk,” said Todd Perdue, Senior Risk Advisor, SIA Group.

With CMAA’s increased focus on Risk Management over the recent years, SIA Group’s offerings align well with the current trends of the Association as well as the industry as a whole. Don E. Vance, CCM, CPC, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager of the Hound Ears Club and Career Services Chairman of the Carolinas Chapter, has worked with Todd and his team for years and confidently shared that “it just makes good business sense.” Specifically, Don shared that he has discussed ways to cut expenses, by way of reviewing every detail of his club’s coverage through the SIA Group’s one-on-one consultation services, which includes an ongoing review of the club’s current insurance program. “An important piece for our cub is to not be under insured and, of course, equally important is to not be over insured,” expressed Don. “We feel with the guidance of Todd Perdue and SIA Group, we will be able to keep current with the ongoing changes in laws and trends in the industry.”

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The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. The Carolinas Chapter is comprised of more than 300 members, representing more than 150 clubs, within North and South Carolina. The Chapter’s mission is to provide timely, engaging and informative education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management skills; and to advance friendly and mutually beneficial relationships among its members.

The Carolinas Club Foundation was formed in 2005 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of financially supporting the professional development of club management through education, training and research initiatives.

The Carolinas Sponsorship Program is a collaborative effort between the Carolinas Chapter, the Carolinas Club Foundation and organizations that have demonstrated an interest in and support of the club industry. The Program is intended to create a bridge between club management professionals and the companies most closely connected and committed to serving the industry.

SIA Group
P.O. Box 1168
Lenoir, NC 28645

SIA Group Key Personnel
Todd H. Perdue, Senior Risk Advisor, is a twenty seven year veteran of the insurance industry. For the past twenty five years, Perdue has had an emphasis in commercial insurance, particularly in hospitality and leisure and in the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining SIA Group in 2013, Perdue was the founder and President of Parkway Insurance Services in Lenoir, NC, and he served in that position from 2001 until leaving to join SIA Group. From 1995 to 2001, Perdue served as the Western NC Regional Executive for Centura Insurance Services. Todd is a 1984 graduate of Appalachian State University.

Contact Todd:
828-2444-6541 (Mobile)
828-758-9113, ext. 3408 (Direct)

Jana B. Hartley, CISR, Risk Advisor, joined SIA Group in 2013 after four years with Parkway Insurance Services in Lenoir, NC. A 2006 graduate of Appalachian State University, Hartley holds a dual degree in Finance and Insurance/Risk Management. During her time in the insurance industry, Jana has specialized in commercial insurance and has represented the interests of many golf and country clubs.

Contact Jana:
828-292-1205 (Mobile)
828-758-9113, ext. 3407 (Direct)

Wallace “Wally” J. Nelson, Jr., CIC, Vice President, is a commercial insurance industry expert with 26 years of experience. Located in the SIA Blacksburg office, Nelson is Vice President of SIA Group and leads the company’s efforts in Virginia and Western North Carolina. Nelson joined SIA Group in 2012 from his previous position as partner and Executive Vice President of Charles Lunsford Sons and Associates in Roanoke, VA. Wally is a graduate of Emory & Henry College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Contact Wally:
540-353-2446 (Mobile)