• About FAIA Member Services, Inc.

    FAIA Member Services (FMS) adds intrinsic value to FAIA membership by offering high-quality, cost-effective products and services, and access to markets. A subsidiary corporation of FAIA, FMS is managed by Dave Burt and governed by an 11-member agent-led board of directors that monitors existing programs and seeks out companies willing to provide the FAIA members high-quality, cost-effective products and services, as well as access to markets. 

    The decision to offer a product to agents is based on many factors. For example, a partnership with FAIA may simply add value in the form of improving the product to the public, thus making independent agents more competitive with direct writers or agency carriers that market directly. It can come in the form of improved compensation or more widespread availability of insurance products for agents. FAIA’s ability to aggregate can result in greater long-term stability, higher commissions, or better contracts on what are otherwise widely available products. 

    FMS rewards agents for participation in its programs through commission and potential extra income generated through its Utilization BonusProgram.

    About the Board

    The board consists of a chairman, a past chairman, the FMS Managing Director, the FAIA President & CEO, the current FAIA Chairman of the board, five at-large positions, and the current Finance Chairman. Like the FAIA board, FMS board members demonstrate their commitment to observing and promoting the highest ethical conduct in the performance of their duties by signing the Volunteer Governance Code of Ethics. Interested in serving? Contact Dave Burt for more information. 

  • FAIA Member Services Board

    The business of this corporation shall be managed and its corporate powers exercised by the Board of Directors. The Board shall consist of seven persons including the President of FAIA. The current Chairman of the FAIA Finance Committee is an ex officio member of this Board. The Board will oversee the for-profit operations of the association.

    Shelby N. Williams, AAI
    Past Chairman
    Waddell & Williams Insurance Group, a Division of Alliance and Associates
    Thomas M. Cotton, CIC, CRM, CPCU, AIAM
    Chairman
    Hugh Cotton Insurance
    Dan R. Alexander, CIC
    Member
    ThompsonBaker Agency, Inc.
    Douglass F. Wiles, CPCU
    Member
    Herbie Wiles Insurance
    Mr. Dave Burt
    Director
    FAIA Member Services, Inc.
    Garrett T. Butler, AAI, CRM
    Director
    Butler, Buckley, Deets, Inc.
    Thomas M. Cotton, CIC, CRM, CPCU, AIAM
    Director
    Hugh Cotton Insurance
    Thomas Dolan Dorsey, AAI
    Director
    Insurance Office of America, Inc.
    Thomas Dolan Dorsey, AAI
    Director
    Insurance Office of America, Inc.
    Jeff W. Grady
    Director
    Florida Association of Insurance Agents
    Jennifer Rae Peeples
    Director
    The Peeples Insurance Agency
    Jeffrey M. Schlitt, CPCU, CFP
    Director
    Schlitt Insurance Services, Inc.
    Jeffrey M. Schlitt, CPCU, CFP
    Director
    Schlitt Insurance Services, Inc.