faithful and selfless service to FAIA, its members, the insurance industry, and
his community, Tom Cotton is the recipient of the 2014 Mitchell Stallings Memorial Award—the highest honor FAIA bestows.
award is given in memory of FAIA Past Chairman Mitchell Stallings and
recognizes a lifetime of leadership, integrity, and service to the industry.
has served in many leadership roles, not only in FAIA, but also in IIABA and
his local association. He served on numerous task forces and committees, including
the Good Works Fund, FAIAPAC board of directors, the Trusted Choice Task Force,
chairman of the Panel on Membership & Dues Structure, the Legislative
Council, FAIA’s Finance Committee, and the Workers’ Compensation Task Force,
just to name a few. Recognizing his devotion, character, integrity, and passion
for FAIA, his colleagues named Tom chairman of the FAIA Board of Directors in
2001. Following his term as chairman, Tom served as national director for a
dedicated to his community and his church. He has served as chairman of the
Orlando Jaycees Junior Fishing Tournament, chairman of the Boone High School
Business Advisory Board, a Certified Insurance Council mentor, and a volunteer
for the Orange County School Board Additions. He serves on the board of St.
Luke’s Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church in Orlando.