BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and LONDON, U.K., Sept. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Wilson Long of the firm’s Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice is one of only 35 young insurance and risk management professionals from the U.S. and Canada selected to participate in the 2016 Andrew Beazley Broker Academy in London, England. The Academy is hosted by Lloyd’s, the world’s leading specialist (re)insurance market.

Wilson Long
The Andrew Beazley Broker Academy at Lloyd’s is designed to support and enrich the training that U.S. and Canadian broking firms provide to their high potential employees through an intensive and unique week-long program in the Lloyd’s Market in London.

The Academy’s curriculum is designed for highly motivated individuals with approximately three to eight years insurance experience, and it focuses primarily on deepening the participants’ understanding of their existing areas of specialization.

The 2016 academy is taking place the week of September 19th, offering the 35 attendees an opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of how business is transacted in the world’s oldest, largest and most vibrant market for insurance, and to see Lloyd’s through the eyes of the market’s underwriters and brokers.

Derek Thomas, EPIC’s Chief Strategy Officer, nominated Long for this prestigious opportunity, leading to his selection.

Thomas said, “I was very excited when Wilson was accepted into the Beazley Academy. Beazley is a key strategic partner for EPIC and Wilson’s participation in the program will further strengthen our already strong relationship. Wilson will come away with is a solid understanding of the London market, enhanced product knowledge, and important industry contacts that will serve him well across his EPIC career.”

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a “Best Place to Work” in multiple regions and as a “Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry” nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit

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News Source: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants