The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has appointed Bill Snead president of AOPA Insurance Services.
Snead is a pilot who has 36 years of aviation insurance experience as a broker, agent and underwriter. He has worked with clients in all major aviation insurance lines, including pleasure, business and commercial aviation, experimental, light sport, antique and warbird aircraft.
He began his aviation career with Avemco Insurance in 1977 as a sales underwriter and over the next 22 years rose to become one of Avemco’s Aviation Insurance regional managers.
Most recently, Snead served as vice president of aviation insurance with Falcon Insurance. During his 14-year career at the company, he launched and managed Falcon’s Great Lakes Branch.
Snead holds a commercial pilot certificate and served in the U.S. Air Force as a crew chief. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Snead takes up his post as AOPA Insurance Services celebrates its 20th anniversary. AOPA Insurance Services provides aviation, term life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies and emergency assistance-plus programs.