Eunice Halstead, CPCU ARe CIC CRM

Eunice Halstead is the President and owner of Insurance Risk Specialists, a premier insurance agency in Tampa, Florida that specializes in Commercial Insurance and Homeowners.  Here she reviews insurance programs and advises her clients, neighbors, and community, and she provides them with her technical assistance and expertise.

Eunice Halstead is the founder and President of Underwriting Mentor Inc. and “Instituto Profesional de Seguros”, an insurance educational institute focused on providing continued education to producers and claims adjusters in the areas of property, casualty, life, and health.

She shares valuable knowledge and experience with her colleagues in other specialties and they also contribute valuable information that enhances her knowledge base of business ideas and expertise.

Eunice moved to beautiful Florida in 2016.  Prior to this she lived and worked in the NY Metro area, where she held the position of Vice President of Home Office Underwriting in the Standard Lines Division of Seneca Insurance Company in New York City.

She was also an active board member of the New York Chapter of CPCU, and in 2015 she was the acting President of the New York City chapter.

Before that she served as AVP-Environmental at Allied World Assurance (AWAC).

Eunice also proudly spent 16 years at AIG.  Before her departure she had achieved the position of VP and Product Line Officer for the AIG Underwriting Resource Division in NYC. She was a part of AIG’s team since 1994, where she assumed roles of increasing responsibility ranging from Underwriter to Profit Center Manager, Director, and Officer.

Eunice is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming and Hypnotist (INLPTA) and a Certified Professional Empowerment Coach from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching (IPEC) in New York. She integrates these skills into her work and everyday life.

A graduate of St. John’s College of Business, NYC Campus (formerly The College of Insurance) with a BBA majoring in Insurance, she holds the professional designations Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), and has an Associate in Reinsurance (ARe).

She has published several articles on insurance-related topics and self-help strategies.


Albert R. Jimenez

Albert R. Jimenez is our friendly Account Executive at Insurance Risk Specialists, LLC.  He currently holds a FL Customer Service Representative license (4-40) and is studying to continue increasing his insurance knowledge and licensure status.

His career began in as the main graphic designer in Publicidad CorpoPrado, a printing company in Caracas, Venezuela, where he worked for 2 years.

Albert then obtained his agent’s license and moved on to the insurance world at Francisco Comas Y Asoc., CA, a brokerage firm founded in 1986, where he obtained personal lines insurance experience representing carriers including Seguros Caracas de Liberty Mutual, Mercantil Seguros, Mapfre, and Multinacional de Seguros.  During his six years at this brokerage house he provided customer service including coverage and limit advice to his clients.  He also quoted personal property, health, and life insurance products.

He graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the Darias Design Institute (IDDAR), Caracas, Venezuela in 2008.

Due to the socio-political state of Venezuela, Albert decided to return to the United States, where he was born, and move to Tampa, FL where he continues his insurance career today.