Celedinas Insurance Group, Palm Beach Gardens: Named a “Best Agency to Work For—Bronze” in the Southeast by the Insurance Journal.
Mary Alice Avirett Croley: we extend our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Mary Croley, who passed away November 12. The Florida native grew up in Havana. After working in several different fields, she obtained her Florida insurance license and spent 25 years working with Doug Croley Insurance Services in Tallahassee. She loved playing golf, hunting, fishing, and was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church of Quincy. Read more about her life in the Tallahassee Democrat.
Auto Club Insurance Company of Florida: A.M. Best affirmed an FSR of B++ (Good) and upgraded the Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) to “bbb+.”
Encompass Insurance Companies: announced Mark Green to replace Tom Ealy as president.
Florida Family Insurance: A.M. Best upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A- (Excellent).
Orchid Underwriters Agency, Inc.: has entered the commercial E&S business.
TrustedChoice.com: announced CNA Insurance as a new commercial lines insurance partner. Announced Foremost Insurance Group will add 10 states, including Florida, to its presence.
Westfield Insurance Group: announced the creation of the James R. Clay Scholarship, honoring its outgoing chairman and CEO, through the Westfield Insurance Foundation.
State Auto Insurance Companies: Chairman Robert P. Restrepo, Jr., received the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement award.
Baldwin Risk Partners, LLC: Tampa
Banks Insurance Group: Brandon
Bates Insurance Group, LLC: Mount Dora
Brightway Insurance, Inc.: Miami
First Insurance of Florida: Cooper City
Florida Program Insurance: Wellington
Geo V. Bullen & Son, FL, Inc.: Palm Beach
Homeowners Insurance Agency of Dunedin dba Homeowners Insurance Agency, Inc.: Dunedin
Impel Insurance, LLC: Clearwater
Real Solutions Insurance Agency, LLC: West Palm Beach
Venture Insurance Partners: Tequesta
Walter Gibson, LLC dba Sawyer, Finn & James: Middleburg
JIBNA Personal Jewelry Insurance: Louisville, KY
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