NICI is a full-service risk management, insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm

 “The company has a positive, ‘can-do’ way about them…”

— S. L. King & Associates, Inc.

You will find that everyone you deal with at NICI has one thing in common: We put our clients first! In order to serve you best, we take the time to get to know you and learn about your company and your needs. We have a proven service and support record, and we remain strong and dedicated to our commitment of consistently providing the highest level of industry expertise and quality services to our clients.

Katrina L Wilson-Ross, CEO/President

Katrina has over (25) years of leadership experience and training in all lines of commercial insurance. Her area of expertise consists of risk management plan development, surety bond educational programs and loss control/claim management. Katrina was a founding member and partner in Vantage Risk Management insurance agency, where she was an owner and partner responsible for strategic planning and client development.  Building productive partnerships and maintaining long term relationships by developing custom solutions and creating valued customer experiences by advising best practices in risk mitigation and safety management strategies.

Mrs. Wilson-Ross holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Touro College and Master of Science certificate from University of Florida. She has an ERIS (Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist) designation and the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist designations. Katrina is a licensed, Insurance Adjuster, Life, Health and Annuities, Property and Casualty Consultant/Agent. Currently pursing associate Risk Management certification.


Herman L. Ross II, COO

Herman is recognized as one of the hardest working entrepreneurs in insurance and risk management. He attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, and Santa Barbara City College. He became a licensed agent in 1982, and over the years, has worked on both sides of the insurance fence after beginning his career at Hartford Insurance Group.

Herman was formerly the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advisor to the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and had a seat on its Board. He was instrumental in the writing of the rules and regulations that apply to federally funded, street, highway, and airport programs; testifying many times on behalf of minority business owners. In addition, he was invited to speak at the Congressional Black Caucus and Transportation Brain Trust and also provides guidance to small business owners throughout the country.  He holds Property, Casualty, Surety, Life and Health Insurance Licenses.


James Hart, Senior Vice President

James Hart, attended Blair High School, Pasadena City College and USC majoring in Business Administration with an option in Business Operations.  In 1996 Mr. Hart was asked to join National Insurance Consultants Inc. as a Business Development Consultant and Licensed Life & Health/Property & Casualty Agent.

When Mr. Hart was in the Account Executive position he considered it to be perhaps the fundamental foundation for N.I.C.I. and its clients, discussing and consulting on insurance coverage and risk management products and methods, presenting clients with proposals, reviewing and consulting with clients on renewals and adjustments with regards to their insurance needs.


Kevin Simkins, Account Executive

After his release from active duty with the United States Marine Corps, Kevin entered the Insurance business going to work for the family business. Kevin’s role as Account Executive includes managing existing client relationships, supporting business development, evaluating policies and procedures, and keeping abreast of the changing market.  Kevin specializes in Employee Benefits and all lines of Commercial Insurance with a focus on OCIP, Surety Bonds, Liability, Workers Compensation, and Commercial Automobile policies. He is particularly sensitive to the clients need for ongoing communication and service. Kevin draws on his vast experience in his day to day operations in service and sales to equip his commercial clients with the best coverage and optional pricing.

Kevin earned his Associate Degree from Northern Virginia Community College with a major in Business. He is currently pursuing the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist Designation.


Shunn Simkins, Account Manager

Morehouse College graduate who received his bachelor’s degree in business management. Shunn is the epitome of self-improvement and entrepreneurship. The desire to learn more allowed Shunn to also receive his Master’s in Business Administration at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Shunn recently joined National Insurance Consultants as an account executive which role includes managing existing client relationships, supporting business development, evaluating policies and procedures, and keeping abreast of the changing market. Shunn became a licensed Property and Casualty Agent in Texas shortly after receiving his MBA, and in the process of receiving Life and Health license as well. Shunn understands the importance of the client and goes over and beyond to make sure astounding service and prompt communication is achieved. His role with NICI will continue to grow to keep making the company successful.

He is currently studying to be certified as a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist.

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