Areas of Expertise
Risk Management and Insurance Consulting: exposure identification, loss reduction, claim mitigation, insurance analysis and selection.
Haywood and Fleming Associates (HFA), established in 1984, is a leading innovative commercial insurance and risk management firm. HFA has developed considerable expertise and experience in servicing the needs of large and complex entities in the private and public sector. HFA also serves small businesses and high net worth individuals. The firm represents a number of prominent insurance carriers in caring for the needs of its clients whether it is in insurance procurement or risk management services. Among them are Aetna, AIG, The Hartford, Humana, SAFECO, St. Paul Travelers, and Zurich.
Mr. Haywood is a second-generation insurance professional who learned the business in his father's firm as a manager/producer. He was also a Million Dollar Roundtable agent with the Equitable Life Assurance Society prior to founding Haywood and Fleming Associates. Haywood has over thirty years experience in the industry and has served the profession in a number of capacities. He has been Chairman of the National African-American Insurance Association (NAAIA), President of the Independent Agents of Northwest Indiana, Board Member of the Independent Agents of Indiana, and Board Governor of the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society. He has also been active on the Agency Councils of The Hartford, SAFECO and St. Paul Travelers Insurance Companies.
Mr. Haywood is the 2010 Power Broker and Responsibility Award winner - Risk & Insurance Magazine. Graduate of Indiana University School of Business, 1973 with a B.S. Degree; course work at the USF & G School of Insurance (1996) and the Executive Briefing for Insurance Executives at the University of Wisconsin in 2002. In 2000, Mr. Haywood was named Director of the Year for the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana and was honored by the Governor of Indiana, with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business and Entrepreneurship in 2004. In addition, he received the Indiana University Alumni Association President's Award and earned national recognition in the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America's Ultimate Producer Challenge competition, both in 2005. This achievement was followed by making the April 2006 cover story as "Agency of the Month" for Rough Notes magazine - a leading industry publication.
Vice Chairman, Gary Chamber of Commerce / Board President, Leadership Northwest Indiana / Past President, Ambassadors for Edgewater / Member, Executive Council – Reunion Chair, Indiana University Neal-Marshall Alumni Club / Member, Executive Council, Black Sports Agents Association / Member, Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois / Member, Advisory Council, International Association of Black Actuaries.
Congressional Black Caucus, City of Gary, Gary Community School Corporation, Majestic Star Casino, Gary/Chicago Airport, Gary SouthShore RailCats Baseball Team, Regional Development Authority (RDA), Chicago State University Foundation.
Roosevelt Haywood , III
President / CEO
Risk Consulting / Risk Management / Insurance Selection and Placement
650 South Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
150 N. Michigan Ave. - Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60601 phone: 312-794-7309