IMA Financial Group, a risk management and insurance company, has formed a strategic alliance with Arkansas-based biodiesel consulting firm Lee Enterprise to serve the consultants' insurance needs.

IMA has assigned Beau Hudson and David McKinney of Wichita, Kansas to work with Lee Enterprises in serving clients’ insurance needs.

Hudson is a business development professional specializing in renewable energy.

McKinney will pair with prospects and clients for gathering specific information and proposing necessary coverage where he will work with insurance companies to negotiate the most favorable terms, conditions and pricing, as well as serve clients following coverage in placement.

McKinney said there are nuances in coverage that are important to understand. We like to take the time to be sure the owner understands those nuances, provide them with solutions and then let them make their own business decisions.

Hudson said he believes that business owners in the biodiesel industry will find it necessary to tap many potential resource groups to solve challenges in development and production.

"We feel confident that Lee Enterprises provides one point of contact for most of those consulting needs and this benefits our prospects and clients immensely," Hudson said.