NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alliant Insurance Services, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that James ‘Jim’ Bly has joined its Construction Services Group as Managing Director of Subcontractor Default Insurance and Surety Analytics. Bly will also have responsibility for the Alliant construction operations in Pittsburgh.
“Jim has a proven history of assisting contractors in the prequalification, development, and management of successful contractor default insurance programs. Combined with his contract surety experience, Jim is an excellent choice to lead Alliant’s efforts in developing our surety analytics offering,” said Mike Cusack, Executive Vice President of Alliant Insurance Services. “Data is driving many of the daily decisions contractors make. Jim has the charge in delivering meaningful data to our contractor base.”
Bly has over 34 years’ experience in serving contractors in the greater Pittsburgh area and will continue to provide risk management advice on contractor default insurance, surety, and wrap-ups, in addition to detailing the potential benefits of contractor captives.
Prior to joining Alliant, Bly was the Regional Construction Practice Leader at a large retail broker. Bly holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Geneva College; he is also a certified public accountant and holds a CPCU certification. Bly is a board member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
Bly will be based in the Pittsburgh office of Alliant.
About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s web site at: www.alliant.com.