MAIA Awards Its First AILP Designation!

Huge congratulations to Laura Douillette, AILP/CL, on being the first recipient of the prestigious Accredited Insurance Lines Professional in Commercial Lines (AILP/CL) Designation! On October 5th, MAIA CEO Nick Fyntrilakis and COO Heather Kramer visited Laura’s workplace, the Connell & Curley Insurance Agency in Natick, MA, to deliver her certificate personally. When asked about the AILP experience, Laura had high praise for the classes and instructors. She feels the lessons have already helped her in her job, and she enjoyed bringing her new knowledge back to share with her colleagues.

“There were times during each class when I thought, ‘Oh, I need to check on that to ensure that we’re doing the best we can for our clients!’”

MAIA launched the new AILP designation program in 2020. In September 2021, Laura completed the last of her AILP/CL requirements and passed the final test. Laura’s distinction as the first AILP/CL designation recipient came as no surprise to Kristen Connell, CIC, CPCU, the principal of Connell & Curley. “Laura is the employee that everyone wants,” said Kristen. “She is smart, positive, hardworking, dedicated, and determined.” Kristen also joked with Nick that if MAIA ever developed a cloning process, Laura would be the person to clone!

“I am very proud of Laura,” Kristen added, “and I think you will see more and more people pursuing this designation. It offers advanced content that is relevant to real-world issues, and it helps elevate the individual’s ability to solve their client’s problems and serve them more fully.”

Congratulations again to Laura on her new AILP/CL designation! 

AILP/CL is one of the three designation options offered under MAIA’s premier Accredited Insurance Lines Professional program. The others are the personal lines designation, AILP/PL, and the full AILP, for those who choose to complete both the CL and PL requirements.