FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Commissioner Kevin McCarty was honored with standing ovations from more than 170 corporate executives representing diverse industry sectors, as he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from FAIR, Florida Association for Insurance Reform. The presentation took place at FAIR’s third annual Awards Dinner and Gala on Thursday September 17 at the Kovens Conference Center in N. Miami. The award recognized Commissioner’s 27 years of public service, his work in championing consumer protections and stabilizing the Florida property insurance market, and his regional and national leadership roles.
FAIR’s President and CEO, Jay Neal, praised McCarty’s accomplishments, and stated, “For over a decade, Commissioner McCarty has consistently and successfully guided the transformation into a robust competitive property insurance market to the benefit of consumers. Despite an often difficult political environment and multiple hurricanes, he has earned recognition as one of the most effective state regulators in the country. His award from FAIR was well earned.”
The founder and co-founder of the one of the nation’s leading insurance rating agencies, Demotech Inc., Joseph Petrelli and Sharon Romano Petrelli, were also honored at the event, with the Founder’s Award. The Ohio-based financial company, established in 1983, reviews and rates more than four hundred regional and national insurance companies including title underwriters and other specialty insurance carriers.
Other awards presented were:
Senator Jeremy Ring
Representative Jake Raburn
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for their residential pool safety initiative.
Left to righ: Joe Petrelli and Sharon Romano Petrelli – founder and co-founder of Demotech, Inc., Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Jay Neal – President and CEO of FAIR (Florida Association for Insurance Reform), Sen. Jeff Clemens – Vice President Wind Mitigation and Energy programs, FAIR