Allen Insurance and Financial announced that Jeremy Pickford, a member of the business insurance team in the company's Camden office, has earned an Accredited Adviser in Insurance designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Designations such as AAI demonstrate an insurance broker's tested knowledge in their field. Allen Insurance and Financial supports all its employees in their efforts to continue their education.

The AAI program requires nine separate exams; the course outlines risk analysis techniques and tools, while providing an in-depth understanding of commercial insurance products and services.

Pickford, a native of Freedom, is a graduate of Bates College. He lives in Camden.

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