Executive Director/Policy Director

Jeffrey J. Clayton, Esquire

Mr. Clayton joined the American Bail Coalition as Policy Director in May, 2015. He has worked in various capacities as a public policy and government relations professional for fifteen years, and also as licensed attorney for the past twelve years, working most recently as the General Counsel for the Professional Bail Agents of Colorado, in addition to serving other clients in legal, legislative, and policy matters. Mr. Clayton also spent six years in Government service, representing the Colorado State Courts and Probation Department, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the United States Secretary of Transportation.


William B. Carmichael

With more than 30 years of insurance industry experience, Bill Carmichael currently serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Surety Company, a licensed property & casualty insurance company and Underwriters Surety, Inc., an insurance agency operation which serves as a program manager for a non-owned, third party insurer. Both companies are concentrating specifically on the underwriting and production of criminal appearance bonds.

Vice Chairman


Brian Nairin


Brian Nairin, Chairman of the AIA Family of Companies, has more than 25 years experience in the bail bond industry. He is a nationally recognized expert in bail law who graduated with honors from Loyola Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 1989. He has been a featured speaker at private and public sector trade associations regarding the role of bail in the criminal justice system. Moreover, Brian has been retained to serve as an expert in numerous litigation and regulatory matters relating to bail, including testifying before legislative and regulatory committees throughout the United States.