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October 10
​Aviation and Aerospace Leader Wayne Wignes Joins Alliant

Chicago-based Wignes brings four decades of innovation to growing aviation practice

NEWPORT BEACH, CA —Wayne Wignes, one of the nation’s most influential aviation and aerospace insurance leaders, has joined Alliant, bringing four decades of experience spanning a broad swath of disciplines to the company’s aviation practice. As Senior Vice President, the Chicago-based Wignes will provide targeted risk management and insurance solutions to a national portfolio of clients as Alliant continues to expand its reach within the industry.

“Alliant is dedicated to providing aviation and aerospace expertise that is best-in-class and driven by deep industry knowledge,” said Michael Throne, Executive Vice President within Alliant’s aviation practice. “The addition of Wayne Wignes adds a vital element of strength, experience, and innovation to our practice and positions us for continued expansion into new industry sectors.”

Wignes joins Alliant with an extensive background in aviation and aerospace risks that includes the design and deployment of strategic risk management and insurance solutions covering aircraft products manufacturers, government contractors, large rotor wing operators, and large fixed-wing operators. He also has extensive experience handling the highly complex claims process associated with the industry.

Prior to joining Alliant, Wignes was Vice Chairman within the aerospace division of a global risk and insurance agency. His extensive brokerage experience includes positions with three of the world’s largest insurance agencies, where he has worked with major and national commercial airlines, regional airlines, charter airlines, and cargo operations.

Wignes holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota. He can be reached in the Chicago office of Alliant at (312) 546-5608 or at Wayne.Wignes@alliant.com.