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NIAC CEO Named FORTUNE Small Business Best Boss of 2005

Date: September 22, 2005

September 22, 2005 - Santa Cruz, CA. FORTUNE Small Business and Winning Workplaces today announced its 2005 list of Best Bosses. Pamela Davis, Founder, CEO and President of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group headquartered in Santa Cruz was named one of the 15 Best Bosses for 2005. The finalists were selected from a group of 100 nationwide nominees. The panel of judges evaluated employee satisfaction, investment in workers, employee benefits as well as other measures. Nominees were subjected to a 360-degree performance review by judges talking with customers, financial and legal advisors, board members, and randomly selected employees about the nominee’s management style and philosophy.

"Receiving this award is a great honor, but the real praise goes to our terrific staff, management and boards of directors who have so patiently and painstakingly helped me to understand what it means to be a leader. It is a privilege to work with such a wonderful group in service to the best customers in the world - nonprofit organizations," Pamela Davis commented when asked about the award.

The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group is comprised of four distinct companies employing 60 staff: Alliance Member Services (AMS); Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group (ANI-RRG); National Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance (NANI) and the Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC). All companies in the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group are 501(c)(3) nonprofits focused on providing stable liability insurance to nonprofits. Currently writing in 19 states plus DC, the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group insures more than 6,400 nonprofits and in 2005 will write nearly $60 million in premium.

About Winning Workplaces
Winning Workplaces is a national nonprofit that helps small and midsize enterprises - the cornerstone of the American economy - create great workplaces. Research and practice show that people-friendly workplaces are better for employees, profitability, and society at large. Based in Evanston, Illinois, Winning Workplaces offers expert and affordable consulting, training, and toolkits; the "Best Bosses" recognition program; and a free online newsletter and clearinghouse on best practices for workplaces: www.winningworkplaces.org .

About Fortune Small Business
FORTUNE Small Business is edited and published by Time Inc., and is circulated in partnership with American Express. One million small business owners receive the magazine through a special offer, as a benefit of their membership in the American Express OPEN small business network. FSB publishes 10 issues a year, and is available at selected newsstands and bookstores. Each issue provides hard-hitting, informative, inspiring coverage of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy - small business.

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