Florida’s Future Insurance Leaders

Florida's Future Insurance Leaders is a leadership immersion program designed to attract high caliber agents and help them develop through education and mentorship to become future leaders in the insurance industry and their community. The program is offered every other year. 

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 FFIL program!


Criteria for admission

  • Participation is open only to existing members of the FAIA Young Agents Council.
  • Candidates must be sponsored and supported by their agency.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of three years in the insurance agency business, with preference given to those with five years or more. Maximum age of candidate: 40 years.
  • Candidates must be invited to apply by prior graduates of FFIL, or FAIA leaders such as current or former board members, agency owners, or local board officers.
  • Candidates are required to submit a completed application, a letter of commitment signed by applicant and sponsor, and a check for the $50 application fee. 

FFIL Program Sessions

Candidates must attend four FFIL Program Sessions and are strongly encouraged to volunteer for FAIA Council Task Forces.

Leadership Introduction

Held the week of the December FAIA Board meeting, classes will cover leadership and introduce mentoring and reporting requirements. Also, orientation and history of FAIA, IIABA, Trusted Choice and TrustedChoice.com, and FAIA Member Services. Students also will attend the FAIA Board meeting.

YAC Sales & Leadership Conference
Visit the conference page for more information.

Political Summit
Held the week of Capitol Days, this session includes training in political action and the legislative process, meetings with legislators, and the YAC InsurPac-A-Thon.  

Convention Networking and Carrier Relationships
Held the week of the Convention and Education Symposium, this session provides opportunities for networking and informal meetings with mentors. Attendance is required for Saturday’s Business & Awards meeting, and all YAC events.  

Students are strongly encouraged to volunteer for FAIA Council Task Forces, to be active in their local YAC zones, local boards, and in the community. More information and details will be provided during the first FFIL session. Your assigned mentors will also offer guidance.

Visit the FFIL Almuni page for a complete list of FFIL graduates.

Class of 2016-17

Congratulations to the following agents: Shauna Canty and Ryan Gilway, Greene Hazel Insurance Group, a Division of HUB International Florida; Patricia Clawson, Clawson and Company, Inc.; James George, UACIC, CRIS, CIC, All Risks, Ltd.; Justin Hanna, Integrity Insurance International, Inc.; Laura Johnson, CLCS, Heacock Insurance Group, Inc.; Michael Horn, Jr., Mike Horn Family Insurance, Inc.; Mary Katherine Lawler, ARM, Douglas M. Croley, Inc.; Eric Shaw, Shaw Insurance Agency, LLC; and William Tate, III, Jack Rice Insurance, LLC.

2016 FFIL Class