|[July 05, 2012]
United Insurance Holdings Corp. Appoints Jay K. Williams as Vice President of Marketing
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
United Insurance Holdings Corp. (OTC: UIHC) (United or the Company), a
property and casualty insurance holding company, today announced that
its Board of Directors has appointed industry veteran Jay K. Williams as
its Vice President of Marketing. In this newly created position, Mr.
Williams will be responsible for the Company's sales and marketing
Mr. Williams has over 30 years of executive experience in all aspects of
the insurance industry, serving most recently as President of Bankers
Underwriters, Inc., a subsidiary of Bankers Financial Corp., a
Florida-based company, operating a diverse array of enterprises, ranging
from insurance to property development. He has significant experience in
running multi-million dollar organizations including marketing,
budgeting income and expenses, relationship management, mergers and
acquisitions, personnel management, and sales management.
Mr. John Forney, Chief Executive Officer of United, stated, "Jay's
strength comes from his breadth of experience across the insurance
industry. His background in operations, marketing, underwriting and
education give him a unique, rounded perspective which will enable him
to make immediate and significant contributions to the growth at United."
Background on Mr. Williams, AAI, AIP, CIC, CRM, ACSR
Jay is a veteran of the insurance industry, starting his career in 1979.
He served in various new business development and marketing roles for a
number of Florida-based insurance agencies. He moved to the insurance
education field in 2000, teaching the state of Florida's 200-hour
pre-licensing class. In 2001, he became part of the education staff of
the Florida Association of Insurance Agents.
From 2003 to 2009, he served as Managing Director for FAIA Member
Services, Inc. (FMS) in Tallahassee, FL, where he was responsible for
running the "for-profit" subsidiary of the Florida Association of
During his tenure at Bankers Financial Corp., Mr. Williams was
responsible for creating and overseeing strategic business planning and
budgeting, resulting in significant increases in written premiums and
revenues for the company.
Mr. Williams has taught a variety of insurance seminars across the
country as well as writing and updating the study manuals for both the
FL Agent and Adjuster licensing exams. In addition to technical
insurance seminars, Jay is also a highly respected authority on agency
E&O loss control, formerly serving on the Independent Insurance Agents &
Brokers of America's (IIABA) Loss Control Working Group for a number of
years and the Professional Liability Committee that oversees the
national Big I E&O program.
Mr. Williams, with a number of insurance-related licenses and
accreditations, is an independent consultant, education specialist, and
expert witness. He also serves on the faculty of IIABA's Virtual
University "Ask An Expert" program and as an insurance expert for
consumers on AllExperts.com.
About United Insurance Holdings Corp.
Founded in 1999, United Property and Casualty Insurance Company, a
subsidiary of United Insurance Holdings Corp., writes and services
property and casualty insurance in Florida, South Carolina,
Massachusetts and Rhode Island. From its headquarters in St. Petersburg,
United's team of dedicated employees manages a completely integrated
insurance company, including sales, underwriting, customer service and
claims. The Company distributes its homeowners, dwelling fire and flood
products through many agency groups and conducts business through four
wholly-owned subsidiaries. Homeowners insurance constitutes the majority
of United's premiums and policies.
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