FORT WAYNE, Ind. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jeff Ladd, a 20 year veteran in the insurance industry who most recently served as a strategic liaison for sports insurance markets and a large customer base, has opened Sports Insurance Specialists, LLC, a full service sports and special events insurance brokerage based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The organization specializes in creating risk management solutions for sports- and special event-related activities through insurance coverage for participant liability, spectator liability, sports teams, venues, facilities, and sanctioning bodies. Sports Insurance Specialists (SIS) began operations in August 2011, and services a client base across North America.