The Florida Peninsula Insurance family of companies is pleased to announce the company has hired veteran reinsurance professional Gard Olbers as Chief Risk Officer. In this new role, Mr. Olbers joins the company’s executive management team and will be responsible for ongoing risk management efforts, including leading the insurance and reinsurance purchases for Florida Peninsula Insurance and Edison Insurance. He will also oversee the company’s Product Development team focusing on expansion opportunities in additional programs and markets.
“We have worked with Gard for over 14 years and view him as one of the top reinsurance professionals in the industry,” said Paul Adkins, Chairman of Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Edison Insurance Company. “We are thrilled to have him join Florida Peninsula and look forward to adding his perspective to our growing team.”
Most recently, Mr. Olbers served as Senior Managing Director at Aon Reinsurance Solutions, overseeing the company’s Florida property practice. Throughout his two decades with Aon he worked in the New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey offices before establishing the company’s West Palm Beach office.
Mr. Olbers has served as lead broker on a variety of property and casualty reinsurance program placements with regional and/or national scope, designing and executing some of Florida’s largest, most complex catastrophe reinsurance programs.
He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.
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Founded by a team of veteran insurance professionals, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is one of Florida’s top 10 largest companies offering multi-peril homeowners and flood insurance. The company insures approximately 150,000 homes, condo and apartment units located throughout the state. Florida Peninsula markets through a network of 2,500 independent insurance agents. Our aim is to combine the latest technology with old-fashioned courtesy and customer service, providing efficient, cost-effective, peace-of-mind protection for our policyholders. Florida Peninsula was first issued a Certificate of Authority to do business in April 2005 by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. The company has maintained a Financial Stability Rating® of A-Exceptional from Demotech. For more information or to get a comparison quote, please call (877) 229-2244 or visit our website at www.floridapeninsula.com