FAIA’s Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following agents for leadership positions and seats on the 2017-2018 FAIA Board of Directors:
FAIA Chairman-Elect: E. Anthony DuBose
Anthony is the principal of Coastal Community Insurance
Agency in Panama City Beach. He has been an active member of FAIA, serving as a
member of the Young Agents Council and on the FAIA Board of Directors. He
served as chairman of both the FAIA Audit and Finance committees.
Anthony served as chairman of the Panama City Beach Chamber
of Commerce. He has been a board member of the Bay Defense Alliance and served
on the Bay County Economic Development Alliance Board. Anthony graduated from
the University of Alabama and has served as present of the local University of
Alabama Booster Association. Anthony and his wife, Tiffany, are the proud
parents of Ella Katherine, Emma, and Reece.
FAIA Vice Chairman: Brendan Lynch, AIP, AAI
Brendan is an owner of The Plastridge Insurance Agency, a
general insurance agency established in 1919, now with four offices in Florida.
He currently serves on FAIA’s Good Works and Finance committees, as well as on
the FAIA Member Services Board. He’s a former board member, and has been
involved with numerous task forces and councils since 2002.
Brendan is an active volunteer in his community. He has
served as director of the Business Development board of Palm Beach County, and
as a board member of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Junior Achievement of Palm
Beach County, and North Palm Beach County Chamber, among others. Brendan
graduated from East Carolina University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts, and
earned an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Chris is the principal agent of Chris Black Insurance with
offices in Lutz and Sarasota. He is active in FAIA’s Young Agents Council,
serving as the local council chair, and with the Tampa local board, serving on
its board from 2014 to 2016.
He serves on the board of The First National Bank
of Pasco, and just finished board service on the Wesley Chapel Chamber of
Commerce. Chris is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he was
a member of the men’s golf team. He and his wife, Morgan, are the proud parents
of Tripp and Emmy.
Brad is president and CEO of Gulfshore Insurance in Naples,
an agency founded in 1970. Brad joined the agency in 1980 after moving to
Florida from his home state of Minnesota and has served as president since
1985. Brad has been active in insurance related industry associations, currently
serving on several company advisory boards.
In addition, Brad has been active in community related organizations and
currently serves as a board member of Avow Hospice, the Community Foundation of
Collier County, and the Gulfshore Insurance Humanitarian Foundation. Brad is a
graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He and his wife, Jenny,
have three children and two grandchildren.
Bob is the chief operating officer at Corporate Insurance
Advisors in Ft. Lauderdale. He has served on numerous FAIA committees,
including as chairman of the FAIA Member Services Board of Directors, and
currently serves on Workforce Development Committee.
In his community, Bob is
active with the Legal Aid of Broward County and Christmas Adopt-a-Family. He
attended the University of Florida and graduated from USF with degrees in
finance and accounting. Bob and his wife, Mylin, have two children.
The election will be held during Saturday’s Business and Awards Breakfast at FAIA’s Convention.