A special Workforce Development Summit will be held that Thursday, August 13, in conjunction with Planning Session. The summit will bring together various stakeholders to review the recently passed workforce legislation and develop a plan to establish and sustain college insurance specialization programs statewide. (Listen to Insurance Journal’s podcast with Kyle Ulrich to learn more about the bill.) Registration for the Summit is included in Planning Session registration; or you can elect to attend just the Summit at no charge by registering as a commuter.
Brightway Insurance, Inc., Jacksonville: named one of the 50 fastest-growing, private companies in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The agency was also Forbes Magazine’s top choice for “Best Franchise to Buy.”
Joyner Family Insurance, Venice: named the 2015 Venice Chamber Medium Business of the Year winner.
Shad Finley, Villages Insurance Partners, LLC: was promoted to the agency’s elite Private Risk Management Team.
We Insure, Jacksonville: named one of the 50 fastest-growing, private companies in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Phyllis Anne Marino: we extend our condolences to the family of Phyllis Marino, who passed away June 9. A native of New York, she moved to Pembroke Pines in 1972. She founded Family Insurance Services in 1981 and remained a positive force in her community throughout retirement. Read more about her life in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Ace Limited: agreed to acquire The Chubb Corp.
Johnson & Johnson, Inc.: acquired St. Petersburg-based John Handel & Associates, Inc.
Main Street America Group: appointed Janet Root vice president of internal audit.
Patriot National, Inc.: acquired Sarasota-based InsureLinx.
Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company: received approval to write insurance in Michigan.
Vertafore: acquired Deerfield Beach-based QQ Solutions, Inc.
Willis Group: agreed to a merger with Towers Watson.
American Insurance and Investments: Port St. Lucie
Atlantic Insurance Group: Coral Springs
Friedel Insurance Agency, LLC: Ft. Lauderdale
German Insurance Group, LLC: Bradenton
Insurance Matters, LLC: Casselberry
MD Insurance Services: Jacksonville
Moran Insurance, LLC: Ponte Vedra Beach
The Physicians Advocate, LLC: Ft. Lauderdale
Protect Insurance: Valrico
Seaman's Insurance Group, LLC: St. Augustine
Cornerstone Payroll Solutions, Inc.: Tampa
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