The highlight of the NAPSLO Annual Convention and today’s General Session will be the keynote address by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as part of the E.G. Lassiter Lecture Series, presented by the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. Gov. Bush will speak at 9:15 a.m. on America’s Promise in Uncertain Times in Atrium Ballroom A on the Atrium Level. In addition, the General Session will feature the traditional awards and recognition presentations.
Mr. Bush was Governor of Florida in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002, concluding his service in January 2007. He previously served as Florida’s secretary of commerce under Gov. Bob Martinez. He is currently the head of his own successful consulting business, Jeb Bush and Associates, where his clients range from small technology start-ups to well-known Fortune 500 companies. He is also the chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national foundation focused on education reform.
“We are especially looking forward to Governor Bush and his remarks,” said Matthew D. Nichols, NAPSLO Vice President and 2012 Convention Chairman. “He is an exceptional speaker and, as a leader in Florida, he has a good appreciation of the importance of surplus lines insurance.”
NAPSLO honors during the General Session will include The Charles A. McAlear/NAPSLO Industry Award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the surplus lines industry; the Richard M. Bouhan Legislative Advocacy Award, presented to individuals whose advocacy helps advance the legislative interests of the surplus lines industry; the NAPSLO President's Award, which recognizes NAPSLO Committee Chairs for outstanding service; the W. Dana Roehrig (Past President's) Award, which recognizes efforts of Association committee volunteers; and the Steven R. Gross Next Generation Award, which recognizes contributions by NAPSLO members under 40.
NAPSLO will also recognize the 2011-2012 class of Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) completers, winners of the NAPSLO Marketing Award contest, and the six 2012 NAPSLO interns selected to attend the convention.