Laura Bates, Corporate vice president, Atain Insurance Companies
Corporate vice president
Atain Insurance Companies
With more than 25 years of industry experience in underwriting and management, Laura Bates joined Atain Insurance Companies, a subsidiary of H.W. Kaufman Group, in 2015, moving back to the Detroit area after working in London and Chicago. At Atain, Bates is responsible for the development and implementation of insurance underwriting strategy, management of company programs, and oversight of underwriting procedures, all while enhancing and growing her $100 million book of business. Bates holds two significant insurance industry certifications: Association of the Chartered Insurance Institute (the UK equivalent of CPCU) and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance.