Gunter named chairman of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents
Special to Business Matters • August 26, 2009
Bill Gunter, chairman of Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance in Tallahassee and CEO of Bill Gunter & Associates, was officially elected chairman of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents during its recent annual conference.
Gunter, who served as Florida’s insurance commissioner and treasurer from 1976 to 1988, has more than four decades of experience handling insurance issues both in Florida and on the national level.
“We are looking forward to Mr. Gunter’s leadership and are proud to have such a distinguished Floridian as our new chairman. His decorated past promises continued success in our association’s future,” said FAIA President and CEO Jeff Grady.
After graduating from the University of Florida in 1956, Gunter led a distinguished career as a high school teacher, successful businessman, and public servant — representing Florida as a U.S. Congressman from 1973 to 1974. As a member of the House, he served on the Agriculture Committee, the Science and Astronautics Committee and the Energy Subcommittee.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve FAIA as its new chairman and look forward to addressing the challenges that affect our industry and insurance consumers,” said Gunter. “There is nothing more important than ensuring Florida continues to maintain a stable insurance market that provides millions of homeowners with peace of mind.”
The FAIA is the oldest and largest association serving Florida’s independent property and casualty agent community. It represents more than 1,800 such businesses employing more than 10,000 licensed producers and nearly 17,000 employees.