The May Central Florida CPCU Luncheon meeting was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2015 in the Aegean Hall at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church & Conference Center, 1217 Trinity Woods Lane, Maitland, Florida. Catering was by Chef Scott’s Creative Catering..
Our speaker was Debbie Turner, President of Dean Insurance Agency, Inc. Debbie is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance. She began her career with CNA Insurance where she was introduced to the concept of insurance programs. In 1994 Debbie opened Dean Insurance Agency and immediately began a program for Title Agents which continues to this day. Subsequently she developed the Canine Liability Program which she discussed with the Chapter.
Debbie shared how she started the Canine Liability Program which has become, with the exception of two states, a countrywide offering for dog owners who face an ever increasing need for this coverage. Not only is such a policy necessary in many communities to have a particular breed of dog but also for apartment and condominium dwellers to provide additional insured coverage for the apartment owners and condominium associations. Debbie took us through the challenges of creating the program, establishing viability with an acceptable carrier, and implementing it from idea to reality. The audience had many questions for Debbie which she gladly answered.