AssuredPartners, Inc., Lake Mary: appointed D. Michael Sherman as vice chairman.
John M. Pollock, CIC, BB&T - Oswald Trippe and Company: named to The Florida Council of 100.
Brown & Brown, Inc., Daytona Beach: celebrated 75 years in the insurance industry. J. Hyatt Brown and J. Powell Brown were featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Baldwin Risk Partners, LLC, Tampa: appointed Kris Wiebeck as chief financial officer.
Celedinas Agency, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens: was featured in the Miami Herald.
FAIA extends it condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the following:
David Alan Amberg: The president of Amberg Insurance in Punta Gorda passed away May 20. A veteran of the U.S. Army, David was passionate about his family and spending time boating, fishing, and golfing. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 29 at the first United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda. Read more about his life in the Punta Gorda Sun Herald.
William Stevens Howell: A native Floridian, he left to serve in the Army Air Corp during WWII and attend Duke University. He spent his life in service to others, as mayor of Atlantic Beach for 26 years and, later, as councilman for the city, in addition to participating in many other organizations. Read more about his life in the Florida Times-Union.
Richard F. Oen: Born in Cleveland, OH, he spent most of his life in the Palm Beach area, where he founded Palm Beach Insurance Central and was president of the Palm Beach Insurance Board. A celebration of his life will be held on May 28 in West Palm Beach. Read more about his life in the Palm Beach Post.
James Michael Turner: The CFO of Associates Insurance Agency in Tampa died unexpectedly May 24. A native of Virigina, he grew up in Plant City. His love of cooking and travel and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew him. Read more about his life in the Tampa Bay Times.
Orchid Underwriters Agency, Inc.: appointed Lynda Butler as CFO.
Patriot National, Inc.: acquired Candid Investigations Services, LLC, and Brandywine Insurance Advisors.
State Auto Financial Corp.: elected Michael E. LaRocco as a director of the company. He will succeed Robert Restrepo as president and CEO.
Brightway Insurance, Inc.: Melbourne
Clegg Insurance Advisors, LLC: Clearwater
Gross Insurance Agency: Ft. Scott, KS
Insurance Express, LLC: Ft. Lauderdale
Movement Insurance: Tampa
Prime Insurance Alliance, Inc.: Miami
Wiglesworth-Rindom Insurance Agency, Inc.: Delray Beach
Wilde Insurance Services: Sarasota
Sitkins Group, Inc.: Ft. Myers
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