Paul Peeples

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Paul has more than 27 years experience in the insurance industry. After leaving Florida State University, he started as a systems analyst at a premium finance company. Later he became the MIS director of Great Oaks Financial and Great Oaks Insurance Company. Paul was then recruited as an IBM business partner to develop risk management/premium finance solutions. In the late 80s he and his family opened a commercial lines insurance/finance company that is still thriving today. He still maintains his Florida 2-20 license. 

Paul is heavily involved with industry standards and organizations such as ACORD’s AUGIE (ACORD’s User Group Information Exchange) as well as ACT (Agents Council for Technology) as an advocate for independent agents, and in 2017 was elected to the ACT steering committee as the first ever association executive to serve in this capacity.

Recent Blogs

Did you get an email with a . pdf attachment or worse…did you send one and not know it?

 February 21, 2018     Paul Peeples


Just so you know, there are no attachments that are safe….well one, a .txt file…for now.What? You must think I am kidding. How can you possibly do business without opening attachments or clicking links? Very carefully I will say, and...

Agents Council for Technology Releases Texting Resources and Tools to Help Agents Comply with FCC Requirements.

 January 30, 2018     Paul Peeples


Today the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT), in conjunction with the Big “I” Office of the General Counsel, has released a sample text messaging opt-in form and sample terms and conditions to help agents meet the requirements of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

ACT's Disaster Preparedness Group

 January 08, 2018     Paul Peeples


First...Happy New Year!The ACT Disaster Preparedness Work Group has been reconstituted to update the 2006 ACT Disaster Plan document that was created after the 2004/2005 hurricane season. While many of the recommendations are excellent and still...

Your Security Guide 101 to Prevention, Detection, and Containment.

 October 09, 2017     Paul Peeples


Did you know? 2017 Ponemon Institute Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost in the Untied States incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is $225, and the global average cost of a data...

It’s Time to Take IT Security Seriously

 July 11, 2017     Paul Peeples


Ever since Citizens started requiring a Written Information Security Plan (WISP) FAIA started looking to backfill a vacancy in the area of Managed Service Providers (MSP), and Cyber Security experts. This was no easy task since we were...