Contact Info

firefox-grayProfessional Consultants & Services, Inc.
1012 Forestpoint Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075-5908  USA

Telephone: 615-826-7294
Fax: 615-826-7294
Mobile: 615-347-1598

Billy L. Akin, CPCU, ARM, President


Education:   David Lipscomb University ~ B.S. Degree

                                    Major:   Business Administration

                                    Minor:   Speech

                                    Nashville, Tennessee

Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Designation

            The American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters,

            Malvern, Pennsylvania (See description below)

Associate In  Risk Manager Diploma (ARM)

            Insurance Institute of America, Malvern, Pennsylvania

            (See description below)

Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Management Course,

            Nashville, Tennessee

Various Technical and Management Seminars and Courses


Certifications and Professional Organizations


Faculty Member, TennBarU, Tennessee Bar Association

Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent

Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent

Certified Mediator, National Mediation Academy, Inc.

National Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society

          (Consulting and Legal Expert Witness as well as  Senior

            Resource special interest sections)

Mid-Tennessee  Chapter,   CPCU Society

National Faculty Member of the Independent Insurance Agents
and Brokers of 
America Virtual University

Insurance Society of New York

New York State Liquidation Bureau Panel of Consultants


Previous Associations


President,  Program Chairman and Committee Member

            Mid-Tennessee Chapter, CPCU Society

National Underwriting Executives Council

Tennessee Advisory Committee, Insurance Services Office

Property Committee, National Association of Independent Insurers

Teacher ~ various Insurance Institute of America and CPCU Courses 



Professional Designation Descriptions


The Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation involves a curriculum of rigorous college upper division and graduate level courses in property and casualty insurance, law, accounting, general business, economics, and management.  To obtain the designation, one must successfully complete eight national examinations, three hours in length, in addition to extensive insurance experience and commit to a code of high ethical standards.  Said to be the premier insurance program, CPCU is comparable to the CPA designation in accounting.  With the CPCU designation, some universities extend several hours of credit toward a Masters Degree in Insurance Management.


The Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designation includes a series of graduate level courses in risk reduction, and risk management.  Each course includes a three hour national examination, administered by the Insurance Institute of America, Incorporated of Malvern, Pennsylvania.