Senate President Gaetz appoints Jim Henderson to Citizens’ board

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Senate President Don Gaetz today announced the appointment of Jim Henderson to the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors.

“Jim Henderson is one of Florida’s most experienced leaders in the field of insurance,” Gaetz said. “He will bring a solid understanding of the often complex aspects of the industry, including reinsurance, to the Citizens board.”

Gaetz said that, as a Senate appointee, Henderson will support ongoing action to reduce Florida residents’ liability for losses sustained by Citizens in a major storm.

Henderson, CEO of AssuredPartners in Lake Mary, FL, is a 35-year veteran of the insurance industry. He began his career as an audit supervisor in the health insurance practice at Ernst & Whinney. Since then, he has served as CFO, Senior Vice President, and treasurer of Ormond Reinsurance Group and vice chairman and COO of Brown & Brown.

Additionally, Henderson is vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has served as a member of the Board of the School of Business Administration of Stetson University, the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers and the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. He previously served as co-chairman of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association’s Property & Casualty Committee, president of the Central Florida Chapter of Financial Executives International, and as a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Volusia/Flagler Counties and the Ronald McDonald House.

He is appointed to the board for a term beginning August 1, 2014, and ending July 31, 2017.

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is a not-for-profit government entity created by the Florida Legislature in 2002. Its mission is to provide insurance protection to Florida policyholders who are required to but are unable to find property insurance coverage in the private market.

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