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Pippin, Eiserman Earn Cyber Risk Advisor Accreditation


Mindy Pippin and Jeff Eiserman with Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors earned the Accredited Cyber Risk Advisor (ACRA) designation awarded by the Beyond Insurance Global Network. The Accredited Cyber Risk Advisor is a unique type of insurance agent who understands today’s broad range of cyber exposures, regulations and claims facing businesses nationally and internationally.

“While cyber crime isn’t new,” says Pippin. “It is a risk many small businesses have not had to face, but the thought a cyber criminal isn’t going to have any interest in a small business in Springfield, Missouri, is quickly changing." Eiserman expounds, "The threat of a cyber event is the number one risk most businesses face. Through this designation, we can help our clients better prepare to navigate these threats."

The ACRA program is comprised of a rigorous training curriculum, designed to teach participants how to implement Beyond Insurance’s proprietary Cyber IQRM Risk Management audit, identify client specific cyber exposures, and design comprehensive risk management plans. To earn the designation, the ACRA candidate must successfully complete an exam to measure retention and expertise in this risk area.

Jeff Eiserman joined the company in 2009 as an employee-owner. Jeff works in several industries including manufacturing, education and financial services. Jeff is a certified insurance counselor and received national recognition in 2016 as one of the industry’s “Hot 100” Insurance Professionals by Insurance Business Advisor and a 2014 Springfield Business Journal Trusted Adviser award recipient.

Mindy Pippin has been an employee-owner and advisor in the small group and individual benefits department since 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, holding licenses in life, health, property and casualty. Mindy’s specialty is designing a comprehensive package of solution, which includes employee benefits, commercial insurance and human resources to serve employers’ needs with a staff of 10-50 employees. Mindy is a 2022 Springfield Business Journal Trusted Adviser award recipient.

About Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors

Since 1885, Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors has provided consulting and insurance services to businesses and communities in southwest Missouri. Ollis/Akers/Arney provides business risk assessments and solutions, health and group benefits, human resources solutions and commercial as well as personal lines of insurance. Offices are in Springfield, Branson and Bolivar, Missouri and serve clients nationwide. Ollis/Akers/Arney has been nationally recognized by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. as a Best Practices Agency in the United States and as a Top Insurance Workplace from Insurance Business America in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. The agency has also received the Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau and Best Places to Work from Best Companies Group and Biz 417.

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