About Brian Ford: Growing up as the son of two insurance agents, Brian had insurance in his blood from a young age. During his high school summers at St. Petersburg Catholic, Brian started working for his mother’s agency, Insurance Resources. After graduating from High School, Brian decided to become a Nole. While at Florida State University, Brian worked at a Tallahassee independent agency and received both his Property & Casualty and Life, Health, & Variable Annuity Licenses. Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 with a Bachelor degree in Risk Management & Insurance. After graduation from Florida State, Brian continued his education at the University of Tampa, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Business Administration. Upon graduation from University of Tampa Brian accepted a position as a Commercial Lines Account Manager at Bouchard Insurance in Clearwater, FL where he was responsible for managing a multi-million-dollar book of business. While at Bouchard, Brian was awarded the President’s Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Scholarship and attained the designation in 2 years becoming part of an elite group of insurance experts. In August of 2014 Brian decided that it was time for him to rejoin the family business. He came on as an Account Executive and he has exponentiated Insurance Resources’ growth in both personal and business insurance. Brian’s insurance background allows him assist clients in a unique way. By focusing on risk management, Brian looks to both better protect his clients and lower their overall cost of risk. Brian excels in writing coastal properties and is a wealth of knowledge on both Federal & private flood insurance. Brian is a proud graduate of both Leadership St. Pete (LSP) and the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute. Currently Brian is the President of the Pinellas Association of Insurance Agents (PAIA), is a member of Partners in Network, and is pursuing his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation. In his free time Brian enjoys fishing, diving, running, CrossFit, and spending time with his girlfriend and friends.
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