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Stanley D. Sterna, Esq.

Vice President


Stan is Vice President and Risk Control Lead for Aon, the broker and national administrator for the AICPA Member Insurance Programs. Stan has specialized in the defense of professionals for almost 30 years. Since 1998, he has been exclusively involved in defending accountants and the accounting profession.

Stan serves as Claim, Coverage and Risk Management Lead, providing strategic quality control, coverage advocacy, claim/litigation management services and risk control advice for some of the country's largest accounting firms. He also supports client relations and business development initiatives for the AICPA Insurance Programs.

Stan is also a member of the Aon Global COVID-19 Infectious Disease Task Force. Stan is a frequent lecturer and published author on accountants’ risk. He is a past winner of the Florida State Society of CPAs’ "Excellence in Writing Award" as well as the Florida Magazine Association’s "Charlie Award" (the association’s highest honor) and an honorable mention selection to Accounting Today’s list of The Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for 2019.

Stan is a licensed attorney and a member of the Illinois and Federal bar. He is past Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Committee's Accountants Specialized Litigation Group and the American Arbitration Association's Accountants Professional Liability Rules Committee. Prior to joining Aon, Stan was Director of Accountants Claim for CNA Insurance Companies – the nation’s largest carrier of accountant liability insurance. Stan also previously practiced law in the Chicago area, specializing in the defense of professionals.