Austin D. Barney II, CIC

Austin D. Barney II, CIC

Story posted in on 12 August 2003
audience: PGDC Network | last updated: 15 June 2011

Austin "Dunny" Barney is President and Founder of Trust Insurance Services, LLC (TIS), located in West Simsbury, CT, a certified and licensed fee-only insurance consulting firm. He has been in the estate planning business for almost twenty years and as a result has done annual policy analyses of his clients' life insurance and the associated carriers. This policy/carrier analysis service is now being offered to banks and other fiduciaries that serve as trustee for ILITs and need objective annual reviews performed on a fee basis. TIS also offers its services to legal and accounting firms which trustee ILITs, and to insurance agents/brokers desiring objective client policy reviews.

Mr. Barney is a member of AALU, The Connecticut Life Underwriters, NALU, The Charitable Think Tank, NAPP, and NCPG (CT and National). He currently sits on the following public service boards: Simsbury Zoning Commission (elected), The Board of Regents for the University of Hartford, The Board of Trustees for the Hartford Art School, Development/Capital Campaign Chairman for The Nature Conservancy (CT), and Board of Directors for the Eastern States Exposition. He has been elected to Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Mr. Barney has spoken extensively across the country to estate planning groups as well as banking and insurance industry groups. He has had articles published in American Banker, Life Association News, National Underwriter, and among other national publications. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in International Relations and received his Masters in Public Administration from The Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. Mr. Barney can be reached at 860-651-6800 or


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