Chicago-based Wignes brings four decades of innovation to growing aviation practice

Wayne Wignes, one of the nation´s most influential aviation and aerospace insurance leaders, has joined Alliant, bringing four decades of experience spanning a broad swath of disciplines to the company´s aviation practice, the company said.

As Senior Vice President, the Chicago-based Wignes will provide targeted risk management and insurance solutions to a national portfolio of clients as Alliant continues to expand its reach within the industry.

Wignes joins Alliant with an extensive background in aviation and aerospace risks that includes the design and deployment of strategic risk management and insurance solutions covering aircraft products manufacturers, government contractors, large rotor wing operators, and large fixed-wing operators. He also has extensive experience handling the highly complex claims process associated with the industry.

Prior to joining Alliant, Wignes was Vice Chairman within the aerospace division of a global risk and insurance agency. His extensive brokerage experience includes positions with three of the world´s largest insurance agencies, where he has worked with major and national commercial airlines, regional airlines, charter airlines, and cargo operations.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. provides property and casualty, workers´ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company´s web site at