Jeff Grady

President & CEO

Jeff Grady currently serves as the President/CEO of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, a trade group representing more than 2100 independent agencies throughout the state of Florida. Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University in December 1987, and shortly thereafter, began his professional career in banking where he served as a thrift examiner and later, business development officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. In April 1994, he transitioned from banking to trade association work by returning to his home state and joining the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) as vice president, Thrift Banker Executive. In 1996, Jeff was tapped to lead the Community Bankers of Florida as its executive director and served in this post until joining FAIA in 1998.

Jeff has served on numerous industry and state government working groups and currently serves on the national level as a member of IIABA’s Professional Liability Committee and as a board member of the Big I Reinsurance Company (BIRC). 

Jeff is a tireless advocate on behalf of independent insurance agents in the legislative process at both the state and federal level. He is widely recognized as a leader in the insurance industry, a trusted media source on Florida insurance matters, as well as a frequent speaker and panelist for national and local insurance forums. 

Jeff has served as a volunteer for several community groups and non-profits, previously serving as chairman of the board of the American Heart Association, Leon County Division and also vice chairman on the Board of Trustees of Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee. Jeff currently serves as a member on the board of the Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC). 

Jeff lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and has two daughters, Kelsie and Julianne. He enjoys golf, bass fishing, and all recreational sports, and is an avid FSU Seminole fan.

Recent Blogs

Survey: strong link between carrier financial performance and agent satisfaction

 January 25, 2018     Jeff Grady


The first-of-its-kind study conducted by J.D. Power in partnership with IIABA finds property and casualty insurers that most satisfy the needs of independent agents have the best overall financial performance and profitability. Yet, ...

Looming Congressional Action Means BIG Changes for Independent Agents

 December 06, 2017     Jeff Grady


If you follow the news, you undoubtedly know there’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital right now! Sweeping changes to the tax code, as well as major healthcare and flood insurance reforms could be on the verge of final passage...

Advisory Panel Reveals Whassup for Smaller Agencies

 September 28, 2017     Jeff Grady


FAIA is always striving to find the best way it can serve smaller agencies. To assist this effort, we invited five independent agency operators to participate on an advisory panel during FAIA’s  Summer Leadership Conference held earlier...

What's Really Happening - Evolution or Extinction?

 July 26, 2017     Jeff Grady


Recently, IIABA featured its annual Market Share Report in the July edition IA Magazine. The 2017 report reviewed industry premium totals from 2015 and similar to recent years, the numbers showed that independent agents held steady at 35...

Setting the Record Straight on Flood Commissions

 June 23, 2017     Jeff Grady


The Big I and its P&C trade group partners have been actively working with the House Financial Services Committee to prevent deep cuts to the NFIP Write-Your-Own reimbursement rate and, ultimately, agent commissions. IIABA is the most significant voice for independent agents in this critically important Congressional debate.

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