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At AHT, our work enables clients to protect their people, assets and reputations – in short, securing a better future. Focused on serving nonprofit organizations, including associations, NGOs, schools (k-12 and higher ed) and think tanks, for the majority of my career, I dedicate my time with clients to building open, collaborative relationships. Backed by a team of highly skilled risk and insurance professionals, we’ve collectively experienced, and learned from, the ordinary to some of the most extraordinary incidents and are here to provide guidance and resources to the nonprofit community.


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Article: Stay Two Steps Ahead of Hackers: The Cyber Insurance Toolbox You Need

This article was developed as part of my participation with ASAE’s Finance and Business Operations Professionals Advisory Council – View Now



AHT School Risk Report - Cyber

Cyber Liability in Private and Independent Schools – Download Now


AHT School Risk Report - Pollution

Pollution Exposures in Private and Independent Schools – Download Now


ASAE Annual Meeting

August 10-13, 2019 (Columbus, OH) Learn More

AHT’s Renee Stock will be speaking on a panel “A Primer for Understanding Your Association’s Cyber Risk” – Learn More about the Panel

URMIA Boston 2019

September 16 -19, 2019 (Boston, MA) – Learn More

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Principal & Nonprofit Practice Leader, AHT Insurance

Derek Symer brings two decades of experience and a unique understanding of nonprofits to his clients. His passion for this sector drives his continued knowledge sharing and gives him valuable insight into the multitude of risks facing nonprofit organizations today –  ranging from management and professional liability to cyber and international risks.

Outside of AHT, Derek has served as president of the Dartmouth Club of Washington, D.C., which earned the 2006 Dartmouth “Club of the Year” Award under his leadership. He has also been honored as the Dartmouth Club “President of the Year”, has served on the Dartmouth Alumni Council and experienced several victories in the Maryland Master’s Cup tennis tournament.

Prior to joining AHT in 2003, Derek worked in the office of historical research at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

A Personal Note:

“When I was in the museum world, everything was done by committee. A project would take one to two years to develop. My career change from history to insurance really was about being more self-directed. Today, every client gives me an opportunity to learn something new.

“What’s interesting about our business is that we help clients prepare conceptually for things that could go wrong. When that happens, I’m glad to be in a position to help them recover financially and at least know that the insurance they purchased is going to respond as expected.”

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Built nearly 100 years ago upon the foundation of putting clients first and offering highly customized solutions, AHT maintains that client-centric focus to protect what matters most to every organization. With offices located in the DC metro area, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, Forty Fort and San Francisco, we provide unmatched value, integrity and excellence to clients from the down the street to around the globe.

AHT Insurance is a full-service insurance brokerage and consulting firm offering property and casualty, employee benefits, retirement, private client and international services for clients throughout the United States and 42 other countries. Supporting numerous industries and boasting national recognition in the technology, manufacturing, government contracting and nonprofit practice areas, AHT offers clients highly customized solutions to identify and help mitigate risks they may face. As an employee owned firm, AHT’s professionals have the stability and latitude to put clients’ needs first and focus on what they do best – providing best-in-class service and solutions.

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