Neel-Schaffer General Counsel Ed Everitt named Trustee for ACEC Business Insurance Trust

JACKSON, Miss. (October 17, 2022) ­– Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that General Counsel Ed Everitt has been named a Trustee for the Business Insurance Trust (BIT) administered by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The ACEC is the oldest and largest business association of engineering companies in the United States, comprising thousands of engineering practices across the country. The ACEC BIT partners with brokers and insurers to provide insurance programs and solutions tailored for ACEC member firms.

The seven BIT Trustees are engineers and lawyers who work closely with Greyling Insurance Brokerage, the ACEC BIT Program Administrator, to oversee the performance and delivery of key benefits to the Program.

Everitt joined Neel-Schaffer as General Counsel in 2018 and has practiced law for 16 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and worked as an Engineer Intern before attending law school. At Neel-Schaffer, he is responsible for the firm’s legal, risk management, and safety affairs. With over 18 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry, Everitt focuses on risk avoidance through consultation and evaluation of engineering and construction issues encountered during all aspects of a project’s life cycle.

“I am honored to be named to this position within the ACEC Business Insurance Trust,” said Everitt. “ACEC provides exceptional resources for the engineering profession and is a great advocate for what Neel-Schaffer does daily for our clients and the residents of the many communities we serve. I am excited to work closely with the other Trustees and professionals who support the Trust to administer these key benefits to our member organizations.”

“We are excited for Ed and this opportunity to serve the ACEC Business Insurance Trust,” said Joey Hudnall, PE, Neel-Schaffer CEO and President. “Ed has been an incredible asset to our team, helping to manage our risks as we continue to grow. His knowledge of the engineering profession and the insurance/risk industry will also benefit the ACEC community, and we appreciate his willingness to give back his time and talents.”

Everitt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and a JD from the University of Mississippi.