J.J. Ayala, Sr. Account Executive

J.J. has 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, first as a promoter, operator and owner of bars, taverns and night clubs in south Florida.  While in the hospitality industry, J.J. promoted, managed and started venues.  This experience gave him a unique perspective as an underwriter.  J.J.’s career as a specialty underwriter started in 2009 at Indemnity Insurance, a specialty risk retention group.  Over that time, he has been involved in growing existing programs to nearly $40 million in premium.  He also started and profitable grew a new program to $25 million over a period of two-and-a-half years.  J.J. joined ICC in March 2015, as the lead underwriter for the company’s hospitality program.  Under his leadership the program has grown profitably to nearly $12 million in premium.  J.J. has underwritten for MGAs with authority from AIG, Munich Re, and Liberty Mutual.

Email: jjayala@rpamerica.com