Brooks W. Chase is President of Distinguished Specialty, a division of Distinguished Programs specializing in the hospitality and real estate industry, based in Bellevue, Washington. Brooks, a thirty-year veteran of the insurance industry, has spent the majority of his career involved with various aspects of managing risk for the resort and hotel industry. Prior to joining Specialty, Brooks was President and CEO of the Resort Hotel Association, a member-owned association that provides insurance products and risk management support for independent resorts and luxury hotels. He also served as President and CEO of the Resort Hotel Insurance Company, a group owned captive insurer and as a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) Risk Management Committee. Brooks holds a degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut. He and his wife Nancy live in Seattle, Washington.