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FAIA 101 How to Maximize Your Membership

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Commercial Lines |  Commercial Lines - Specialty Policies
Dave Newell |  Laura Boyd Pearce |  Kyle Ulrich
1 Hour
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New members, long-time members, and non-members alike will benefit from this overview of the products, services, and resources that come with FAIA membership. Meet the FAIA staff, learn how to navigate the website, and discover the many tools available to help agencies get the most out of membership.



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Dave Newell's Profile

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Director of Education & Workforce Development

Florida Association of Insurance Agents

Dave Newell graduated from the University of North Florida in 1984 and began his insurance career in 1987 as a claim representative with a large property and casualty insurance carrier. In 1990, Dave moved to Tallahassee to continue his career as a field claim representative. In 1997, Dave obtained his property and casualty license and became a producer with a large local independent insurance agency and FAIA member.
As of July 2008, Dave joined FAIA as the association's Citizens' Liaison and an instructor for the Education Department. In September 2011, Dave added the director of Education role to his duties.
During Dave's career, he has gained considerable knowledge and expertise in both the carrier and agency side of the insurance business. Dave was active in the claims association and, after becoming an agent, served as a board member, past president, and catastrophe chair for the Independent Insurance Agents of Tallahassee. In 2001, he held the position of insurance chair for the United Way Campaign.
Dave is married and has three children. Spare time is spent with his family, friends, and attending his children’s many events

Kyle Ulrich's Profile

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President & CEO

Florida Association of Insurance Agents

FAIA President & CEO Kyle Ulrich began his career at the Florida Association of Insurance Agents in 2004 and has led the organization’s political and legislative advocacy efforts since 2013, most recently as the senior vice president of Government Affairs. During his tenure, the association helped numerous independent insurance agents and candidates win elections to the Florida Legislature in both the House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, which has significantly strengthened FAIA’s political influence.

Under Kyle’s leadership, FAIA has advocated for and passed numerous legislative and regulatory reforms and has also defeated adverse legislation. Notably, the association has been the driving force behind legislation such as agent licensing modernization, assignment of benefits reform, and doing away the diligent effort requirement for commercial lines.

Kyle graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Cameron, and their two children.


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