After more than 40 years in the insurance industry, Scott Johnson, executive vice president of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA), will be retiring in December. Johnson has served the FAIA since 1974.
Johnson’s career in insurance began in the early 1970s when he worked for the Florida insurance commissioner before transitioning to FAIA in 1974 as an educational instructor. Involved in many facets of FAIA during his tenure, Johnson has played a large role shaping the association as a leading advocate for insurance agents and their customers.
During the last few decades, Johnson has worked to strengthen the insurance industry, he is an expert on insurance fraud and many of his recommendations regarding Florida’s property insurance market have been embraced by the industry and policymakers.
Johnson has served on various committees for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and on the board of the Florida Auto Joint Underwriting Association. He has offered testimony before numerous committees of the Florida Legislature.
“Scott has been a tireless advocate for independent agents and his experience is unparalleled,” said Jeff Grady, president and CEO of FAIA. “His professionalism, technical expertise and ability to articulate complex subjects are a rare combination that will be sorely missed.”
Johnson served as president of the Florida Society of Association Executives in 1991 and received that group’s Executive of the Year Award in 1995. He has written two books: “From Cartels To Competition,” which tracks the competitive evolution of insurance and the history of independent agents, and “Platforms of Success,” a detailed and motivational examination of the sales process for “high-end” intangible products such as insurance.