Thomas D. Atkins CPCU, President and Director of Business America Associates, Inc. of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Business Insurance Experience -- 1963 to 1984

21 years in the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry, held job positions such as: Underwriter, Supervisor Property Underwriting, Marketing Special Agent, Managing State Agent, Marketing Training Manager - Home Office, Marketing Special Projects - Home Office, Branch Underwriting Manager, and Branch Manager managing the Pittsburgh Branch Office of the Zurich American Insurance Companies from 1978 to 1984. During that time period, Mr. Atkins was very active in the Insurance Community serving as President of the Allegheny Chapter of CPCU, President of the Insurance Managers Association, and President of the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh. Mr. Atkins’ extensive experience has enabled hiim to be highly knowledgeable in the financial affairs of Businesses and Insurance operations.

Education -- 1979 - 1983

Attended Business Night School at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1986, Mr. Atkins has also taught a course on “Preparing to Sell A Business” while at the University of Pittsburgh. While working in the Commercial Insurance Business, Mr. Atkins attained the highest educational designation in that industry -- the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), a five year Study and National Exam program.

Business Brokerage and Business Appraisal Experience -- 1984 to Present

As a Joint founder of Business America in 1984, Mr. Atkins gained valuable insight into the Business Brokerage Field. He is the author of a Booklet entitled How To Set A Price On A Business. Mr. Atkins has appraised hundreds of businesses, with formal Appraisals being prepared by computer, he is currently using a state of the art software program for Computer Appraisal and has a database of Business Comparables of businesses that have been sold. His extensive experience in the Pittsburgh Marketplace of Selling Businesses gives him authoritative imput to the subjective factors that apply to Business Appraisal. Completed Appraisals are laser printed and placed into an attractive binder. He also has experience as an expert witness for Business Appraisal in various hearings and court appearances.

Mr. Atkins specializes in the handling of highly profitable Businesses and Franchises that need professional and CONFIDENTIAL assistance in the changing of ownership and manages his Business America Brokerage Office located at 380 Rio Circle, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. He is also a licensed Real Estate Agent and has a Real Estate Broker within his office, operating as Realty America