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National ABEN Day - Gear Up Against Violence, Viruses and Hackers!

Total Credits: 4 including 4 CE Credit

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Richard Pitts |  Andy Sexton |  Chad Ayers
4 Hours
Access for 365 day(s) after program date.



Join us for the 1st National ABEN Day! What does that mean you ask?  Your states' Independent Insurance Association partnered with many other state associations and ABEN to offer this free CE event! We are excited to provide three highly relevant topics during this national event at no charge to you! The presenters will be available in the forum during each of the sessions so feel free to interact with them.  Agents from across the country will be participating in these programs.  Prizes and giveways will also be part of the day.  Register today!

  • Covid-19 Litigation and Insurance Issues     
    • 1 hr - presented by Richard Pitts
  • Cybersecurity Risk and Insurance Are...     
    •  1 hr - presented by Richard Pitts
  • Recognize. Respond. Survive. Active Shooter Response Training       
    • 2 hrs - presented by Andy Sexton and Chad Ayers of Proactive Response Group


Richard Pitts's Profile

Richard Pitts Related seminars and products

Vice President and General Counsel

Arlington Roe

Richard S. Pitts is a private practice attorney in the insurance industry.  Rick serves as Vice-President and General Counsel to Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc., an insurance brokerage and managing general agent headquartered in Indianapolis.  Rick also serves as general counsel to the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc., as well as its sister organization in Kentucky.  Rick speaks annually at the “Roadshows” in Kentucky and Indiana’s Agency Compliance Seminars and presents various seminars on insurance and employment related matters.  Pitts has also presented continuing education seminars to insurance professionals nationally through industry groups including the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.


Rick is a 1983 graduate of Wabash College and a 1986 graduate of Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  Pitts clerked for the Honorable Patrick D. Sullivan, a judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals in 1986-87.  Rick is admitted to practice before Indiana state and federal courts, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and is a member of local, state and national bar associations.  Pitts has tried multiple cases and participated in over seventy appeals.


Pitts is the recipient of the “Excellence in Continuing Legal Education Award” from the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), having served as a panelist and lecturer on a variety of continuing education subjects.  Pitts has co-authored two articles appearing in the Indiana Law Review.  

Andy Sexton's Profile

Andy Sexton Related seminars and products

ProActive Response Group

Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. During his time with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Andy gained vast experience in criminal investigation, including armed robbery and homicide.

Andy was a member of the SWAT team for six years and served as an assistant SWAT team leader. He was involved in numerous high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues as well as the protection of high-level dignitaries.

Andy served on the training committee for Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. This committee develops and implements training for Greenville County Deputies. Andy was also chosen to assist in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s active shooter response curriculum.

In 2012, Andy was awarded the Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor award recognizes a deputy who willingly risks his or her life in the furtherance of a law enforcement mission or to save the life of another.

Andy is a 2006 Honor Graduate of the Citadel where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a 2006 graduate for the South Carolina Criminal Justice academy where he was an Honor Graduate and received an award for outstanding physical fitness.

Chad Ayers's Profile

Chad Ayers Related seminars and products

ProActive Response Group

Chad Ayers served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. During his time as a Deputy in Greenville County, Chad worked undercover in numerous federal and state investigations, performing in high-pressure environments.

Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as an assistant team leader. He is experienced in hostage negotiations and rescue as well as active shooter events. Chad also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program.

During his tenure as a Deputy, Chad received numerous awards and commendations. In 2006, he was named Greenville County Sheriff Rookie of the Year. In 2008, Chad received a Distinguished Service Award, and in 2009, he was awarded two Letters of Commendation for undercover work. He was the recipient of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Medal of Valor in 2011 and 2012. On January 21, 2016, Chad received the 2015 Sam Simmons Award which is given to the top Deputy in Greenville County.

Chad is a 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a 2006 graduate of South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy where he received the academy’s top award, the J.P. Strom Award, given to the graduate with the highest academic average.

Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD.



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 3333


Tammy T - Laurens, South Carolina

"Very informative video! Thanks for this training!!"

Natalie B - Morgan City, Louisiana

"Very informative training."

Emily Z - Port Orange, Florida

"Excellent and very practical."

Valerie R - St. Petersburg, Florida

"Scary stuff, thanks for helping on what steps to take because otherwise, I'd probably just freeze. "

Lisa T - Pompano Beach, Florida

"Great course, thanks for offering it!"

Helga T - Coral Gables, Florida

"This course hit very close to home. Myself, my 2 sisters and my 15 yr old son were caught in the middle of an active shooter scenario at Walmart, in 2020. This course brought back some tense memories, but it also confirmed that the action I took to get my family to a safe space was the correct action to take. Thank you for this course and thank you to Andy and Chad for teaching it. "

Joan F - Ackley, Iowa

"Love the pace and practicality of this class. I will recommend."

Amy K - Houston, Texas

"Very informative! "

Thomas T - Ocala, Florida

"Very useful info for other incidents even more so than an active shooter. "

Vicki J - Chapin, South Carolina

"One of the best classes I've taken. I know we prepare at our church for active shooters but not sure we have trained at our offices.... this was a very good course. Interesting and very educational!"

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