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Scott Johnson, AAI, CAE

A graduate of Stetson University, Scott began work with Florida’s Department of Insurance in 1972, leaving to become an instructor with the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) where he worked in each of the associations divisions during his 37-year tenure. His last position was Executive Vice President in charge of public and legislative affairs.

During the 1980’s, as Vice President and General Manager of Shamrock Automation Systems, a national insurance rating software company, he marketed to insurer’s and agent associations across the United States and Canada. He played an integral role in the design and development of a comparative rating system for all lines of insurance; commercial and personal, in all fifty states for carriers writing over 85% of the agency market business.

Scott has written two books on association management, including the first Certified Association Executive (CAE) course guide; a designation he was one of the youngest to receive. He was the 1991 President of the Florida Society of Association Executives and was voted Florida’s Association Executive of the Year in 1995. Scott is a charter member of the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designation and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

As an experienced statutory drafter, he can find politically palatable solutions to complex problems. As an experienced public speaker and Certified Association Executive, Scott can conduct Strategic Planning Sessions for boards and has delivered many keynotes to association annual meetings. He is also available as an expert witness on various P&C subjects.

Scott has served on numerous government boards, committee’s or task forces, including: Board of Governors Florida Auto Joint Underwriting Association; CFO appointment to the Citizens Mission Review Task Force; appointed to the Citizens Market Accountability Advisory Committee; Citizens Depopulation Study Group; and, served on the Citizens Claims Advisory Task Force 2005/6.

In June 2011, Scott was awarded the highest honor possible from the Florida Association of Insurance Agents. The Mitchell Stallings Memorial Award is given to that individual who has displayed a lifetime achievement on behalf of Independent Agents. The Mitchell Stallings award is not an annual award but is only given when there is meritorious achievement that distinguishes a lifetime of service.