Biography: Ngozi Nnaji, MS

Ngozi Nnaji, MS

Ngozi Nnaji is a Distinguished Lecturer at Fisk University in the area of Risk Management and Insurance and Business and Entrepreneurship. She received her MS in Risk Management and Insurance from the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at the Florida State University School of Business. Prof. Nnaji has 25 years of insurance industry experience, including a variety of different leadership and Board roles, including Executive Board Secretary,  National AfricanAmericanInsuranceAssociation and Board Member,  Heffernan Agency Network.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Actuarial Science. Prof. Nnaji's interests include Black insurance history, discrimination in the insurance industry, entrepreneurial opportunity, and racial wealth disparities.


M.S. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Major: Risk Management & Insurance

B.A. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

Major: Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Science

Summa Cum Laude

Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Producer ( CT, ME, MA, NY, FL, CA, TN, & VA)


Contact information:

Office Location: Park Johnson, room 319
Office Phone Number: 615-329-5000
Office email:

Ngozi Nnaji, M.S. Research & Publications

Ngozi Nnaji, M.S. Professional Service

  • Managing Principal, Ako Brokerage Services, LLC
  • Owner / Founder, Ako Insurance Consulting, LLC 
  • Founder, Black Men of the Insurance Industry and Black Women of the Insurance Industry 
  • Founder, #1000blackinterns 
  • Co-Founder, HBCU I.M.P.A.C.T.
  • Founder, Black Friday Tour
  • Owner / Managing Partner, The Black Friday Network 
  • National Executive Board Member (Secretary) and Chair, Agent Engagement and Development Committee, National African American Insurance Association
  • Board Member, Heffernan Agency Network

Ngozi Nnaji, M.S. Conference Presentations



Ngozi Nnaji, M.S. Courses

  • Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance 
  • Topics in Management - Insurance (Agency Operations and Sales Management)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Entrepreneurial Development