NASBP 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo

April 14 - 17
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, TX

RshawHeadshotRM.jpgHello Surety Friends,

Believe it or not the NASBP 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo is just around the corner.

April 14-17, 2019 we will be gathering at the fabulous JW Marriott in the heart of downtown Austin Texas. Austin is a fantastic venue as the “Live Music Capitol of the World” with a vibrant downtown area and an eclectic Texas experience!! There are great restaurants and a world class food truck scene. The unofficial city moto gives you some of that flavor with “Keep Austin Weird.”

With my theme of “Sell More Bonds”, along with the advertising and marketing initiative, NASBP has been undertaking on behalf of all of us, we will be providing you with some diverse speakers and presentations giving you things to think about and take away for your customers.
The meeting will have a casual and western vibe. Bring your boots, your rodeo belt buckle, and your string tie. Denim will reign supreme for any and all events!! FYI, the “Texas Tuxedo” consists of boots, wranglers, button-down shirt and sport coat accessorized however you like, and it applies to men and women.

We will kick the meeting off on Sunday evening with a welcome reception on the roof top pool deck, a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and network with new ones. Our Tuesday evening closing event will be different with an offsite event at Stubbs Bar-B-Q. See their web site FAQ where they address their dress code. We will have a band playing a mix of country and dance favorites for those who want to bring their dancing boots, but it is a large site and there will be something for everyone including a mechanical bull, a world-class corn hole tournament (more details to come), authentic local food trucks set up for desert and a quiet area to take a break and catch up.

Put it on your calendar NOW and get your hotel room secured. NASBP registration will open up online the first week of 2019. Look for future updates on the NASBP website. You will not want to miss the opportunity to Keep Surety Weird.

Best Regards,

Bob Shaw, NASBP President


Expo Information - Online Expo

Visit the 2019 Online Expo website to learn more about this year's exhibitors.
And, be sure and stop by the
virtual Surety Innovation Center to read about the surety innovators participating in this year's Expo program!

2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee

Ed Heine
PayneWest Insurance, Inc.
Program Chair

Dedi Belis
Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc.

Erle Benton
Guarantee Company of North America

Michael Byrd
HUB International Insurance Services, Albuquerque, NM

Ralph Pulver
Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance

Jennifer Salm

Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

Benjamin Shaw
Skillings Shaw & Associates, Inc.

Jill Tucker
Cory, Tucker & Larrowe, Inc.

Tracy Tucker
Tucker Agency, Ltd.

Ryan Warnock
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Therese Wielage
Merchants Bonding Company

Robert Fricke
Frank Siddons Insurance Agency Ft. Worth, Inc.
Golf Chair

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Special Educational Session Offering Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

Session will be offered twice:
Sunday, April 14 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, April 15 - 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

"The Top 10 Reasons Contractors Succeed"

Presented by: Wayne Rivers, Co-founder and President, The Family Business Institute, Inc.

There is a great deal of material in the construction marketplace detailing the reasons contractors fail. However, there is comparatively little information about why some contractors experience tremendous success and why others - well, not so much. This presentation is an in depth look at the top 10 reasons contractors succeed and the requisite factors which can be copied and emulated in any size construction organization. The material in this presentation comes from years of research and close work with approximately 200 contractors in the U.S. and Canada.

Click here for the handouts. 

Click here for more info on state credit


JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4777

Making your reservation
To make reservations at the host hotel, contact the JW Marriott Austin at (888) 236.2427 and mention you will be attending the "NASBP 2019 Annual Meeting”. As of December 2018 the NASBP block at the JW Marriott Austin was almost sold out. The NASBP group rate at the JW Marriott Austin is $279 plus taxes and fees

NASBP has also secured an overflow block at the Westin Austin Downtown (approximately 3 blocks from the JW Marriott Austin), you can book a room in the overflow block by calling the Westin directly at (512) 391-2333 or BOOK ONLINE. The NASBP group rate at the Westin Austin Downtown is $289 plus taxes and fees (note these are Executive Level rooms)

The JW Marriott Austin and overflow Westin Austin Downtown are currently SOLD OUT:

NASBP recommends the following options for hotels within walking distance of the JW Marriott Austin, note NASBP is NOT holding blocks at any of these hotels:

Hyatt Place Downtown Austin

Fairmont Austin Hotel

Hampton Inn and Suites Austin Downtown

Courtyard Marriott Austin Downtown

Even though NASBP has a blocks of rooms available at the special NASBP group rate, these rooms could sell out before the room cut-off date of March 19, 2019. Since rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis, NASBP cannot guarantee an accommodation once the room block is sold out. To avoid disappointment at not getting into the hotels please call immediately to reserve your hotel room. A one-night deposit is required at time of making the reservation. This deposit will not be refunded if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to check-in.


Robert Fricke, Golf Chair

The NASBP Golf Tournament is sponsored by:

The NASBP Golf Tournament is scheduled on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00 pm. The tournament will be held at the Omni Barton Creek Coore Crenshaw Course.

CLICK HERE for more information on the golf tournament.