Fred Phelps

Director of Agents Professional Liability Development

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Fred’s primary focus is managing large E&O accounts for FAIA Member Services and bringing on new FAIA members. He regularly consults with new agents and captive agents about how to set up an independent agency, and helps members solve agency operations problems.

Fred started his career in 1966 in Pensacola with Gulf Life Insurance Co. In 1973 he moved to Havana, Florida and spent 10 years building a very successful agency with Florida Farm Bureau. In 1983, he become part owner of Slappy Insurance Agency, one of the oldest independent agencies in Florida, and also became a member of FAIA, serving on the Legislative Committee until February 1996. In 1996, Fred became a company representative in North Florida with Stirling Cooke Insurance Services, and in August 1998, joined FAIA’s staff. He has been very active in his church and Kiwanis International, serving as the 1993–94 Lt. Governor of the Northern District of Florida Kiwanis.  

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