• Florida’s Future Insurance Leaders

    Florida's Future Insurance Leaders is a leadership immersion program designed to attract high caliber agents and help them develop through education and mentorship to become future leaders in the insurance industry and their community. The program is offered every other year.

    Criteria for admission

    • Participation is open only to existing members of the FAIA Young Agents Council.
    • Candidates must be sponsored and supported by their agency.
    • Candidates must have a minimum of three years in the insurance agency business, with preference given to those with five years or more. Maximum age of candidate: 40 years.
    • Candidates must be invited to apply by prior graduates of FFIL, or FAIA leaders such as current or former board members, agency owners, or local board officers.
    • Candidates are required to submit a completed application, a letter of commitment signed by applicant and sponsor, and a check for the $50 application fee. 

    We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 FFIL class. Apply online or apply via fax, mail, or e-mail using the printable application (PDF). The deadline to apply is October 30.

    FFIL Program Sessions

    Candidates must attend four FFIL Program Session and are strongly encouraged to volunteer for FAIA Council Task Forces.

    December 2014, Leadership Introduction
    Held the week of the December FAIA Board meeting, classes will cover leadership and introduce mentoring and reporting requirements. Also, orientation and history of FAIA, IIABA, Trusted Choice, and FAIA Member Services. Dates: December 2–4, 2014. 

    March 2015, Political Summit
    Held the week of the Legislative Fly-In, this session includes training in political action and the legislative process, meetings with legislators, and the YAC InsurPac-A-Thon. Dates: March 16–18, 2015; Hotel Duval, Tallahassee. 

    June 2015, Networking and Carrier Relationships
    Held the week of the Convention and Education Symposium, this session provides opportunities for networking and informal meetings with mentors. Attendance is required for Saturday’s Business & Awards meeting, and all YAC events.  Dates: June 17–20, 2015; Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando. 

    August 2015, Council Leadership and Graduation
    Held the week of the Planning Session, this session includes information on councils, task forces, and other ways to become involved in your association. Community service module also included. DatesAugust 13–15, 2015; Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek 

    Students are strongly encouraged to volunteer for FAIACouncil Task Forces, to be active in their local YAC zones, local boards, and in the community. More information and details will be provided during the first FFIL session. Your assigned mentors will also offer guidance.  

    The 2012-2013 Graduating Class

    Jaime M. Bavier, Brightway Insurance, Inc., St. Johns; Brandon Butler, Butler, Buckley, Deets, Inc., Miami; Javier A. Fernandez, iSure Insurance Brokers, Miami; Crystal Rose Foster, Gulfstream P&C, Clearwater; Joe Lott, AIP, Weinstein Jones & Associates, Ft. Pierce; Michael C. Ludwig, Strategic Insurance Services, Clearwater; Robert Mitchell, III, PIAM, Mitchell Insurance Services, Inc., Treasure Island; Matthew Ostrander, Lassiter-Ware Insurance, Jacksonville; Karyn S. Roeling, CIC,CPCU, Seibert Insurance Agency, Inc., Tampa; Christine B. Taunton, CPSR, CPII, PIAM, Marks Insurance Agency, Inc., Apalachicola.

    Visit the FFIL Almuni page for a complete list of FFIL graduates. 

     2012-2013 FFIL Class   

    The 2012-2013 FFIL class with YAC Coordinator Melissa Champany (far right).