Managing General Agents - Excess/Surplus Wholesalers - Insurance Underwriters


Kurt BingemanKurt C. Bingeman, CPCU ASLI RPLU CIW

Majority owner and Chairman / CEO of Russell Bond & Co., Inc. CMGA, a Buffalo, New York, based Insurance Wholesaler founded in 1950. He began his career with Russell Bond in 1972 and purchased the firm in 1983. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business/ Economics from Canisius College in Buffalo.

Kurt is also a partner in Access Funding LLC, offering Insurance Premium financing through insurance brokers.

Kurt is active with the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO). Kurt served on the Board from 1987-93 (President 1991-92). He also serves as a Director of the Derek Hughes / NAPSLO Educational Foundation, Inc. (President 1992-93) where he is involved with Gamma Iota Sigma and the ASLI Designation. Kurt is a member of the Canisius College Board of Regents.

He served as Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the American Association of Managing General Agents (Chairman 1997-1998) and currently serves on a Regional Advisory Panel of the Professional Insurance Agents of NY.

He received his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation in October, 1982 and served as President (1989-90) of the Buffalo Chapter of the Society of CPCU. He completed the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designation in July 1997, the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation from PLUS in 2000 and the Certified Insurance Wholesaler (CIW) designation from the AAMGA in January 2004.

Kurt is a Past Director and Officer (President 1987-89) of the Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association of New York State, Inc. (PIWA). He is a past Director and Officer of the Excess Line Association of New York (ELANY) where he chaired the Industry Liaison, Legislation & Regulation Committee for many years.

Honors include The Charles A McAlear / NAPSLO Industry Award in 2007, PIWA’s Service to the Industry Award in 2004; the 2004 Employer of the Year award from the Insurance Women of Buffalo; AAMGA’s 1998 Earle S. Dillard Award for Outstanding Committee Service and he was named Insurance Person of the Year in 1992 by the Insurance Club of Buffalo.

Kurt was active in Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, National Business Fraternity, Delta Tau Chapter Canisius College; (1968) Life; (1972) Distinguished Service Award and (1973) John D. Sparks Fellow. He also served as District Director in Eastern Region for 10 years.


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