LAAIA Selects Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty and QQ Solutions Doris Gonzalez as Insurance Man and Woman of the Year
These annual awards are given in recognition of the recipients’ outstanding contributions to the insurance industry
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty and QQ Solutions National Sales Manager Doris Gonzalez were selected as the Insurance Man and Woman of the Year by the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (www.laaia.com). The announcement and awards presentation were made at the 2015 LAAIA Annual Holiday Gala.
“Both Commissioner McCarty and Ms. Gonzalez exemplify the professionalism, dedication and commitment to the insurance profession not only in Florida, but nationwide” said Jorge Peña, President of LAAIA and ASI Florida, “they have made a meaningful impact to the retail insurance marketplace and to the ability of independent agents to better service consumers.”
Kevin McCarty was chosen due to his ongoing contributions over the past 12 years serving as Insurance
Commissioner for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Among his contributions are the introduction of technology to improve the regulatory process, implementing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) reform, recovering more than $110 million in the last two years for Florida policyholders as a result of life insurance claim settlements, and his support of depopulation efforts of the state-run property insurer Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, along with many more.
Doris Gonzalez was selected for her ongoing contributions to the insurance industry, especially her expertise in showing independent agents how to embrace technology to grow their business. Ms. Gonzalez is the Director of National Sales at QQ Solutions, a division of Vertafore, where she has been the top producer for the past six years. She has served as Industry Liaison to the LAAIA Board of Directors and is a strong supporter of the South Florida insurance market. Her personal motto is “One Love” which speaks volumns about her desire to help others.
The Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies was founded in 1969 as The Voice of Independent Insurance Agents. Today its members manage over $1 Billion in premiums. LAAIA works to ensure a healthy insurance environment by providing: continuing education; legislative advocacy; representation on national advisory councils; monthly networking events; community outreach; and the largest annual insurance convention and trade fair in South Florida. For more information please visit www.laaia.com or call their Executive Manager Soraya Regalado at 305-477-1442.