Celebrating our 60th with John Maxwell

Marking FCCI’s lasting legacy

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FCCI’s 60th anniversary marked an incredible milestone in FCCI’s journey. The pinnacle was highlighted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, when FCCI Insurance Group kicked off a 60th anniversary celebration from its Sarasota headquarters with a live feed to all teammates and various business partners across its regional footprint.
In his opening remarks for the event, chairman of the board, president and CEO Craig Johnson shared heartfelt moments and recognized FCCI’s devoted teammates and agents throughout the six regions where FCCI does business. “You are responsible for our six-decade landmark success and tremendous growth, and the reason we are able to celebrate 60 successful years in the industry,” he said. “We will continue to advance innovative approaches to our business model while staying true to our history of keeping promises, and doing what we say we will do.”
A career-long dream, Craig welcomed his long-admired leadership guru, John C. Maxwell, to share his insights and inspiration with FCCI as the keynote speaker. One of Craig’s favorite business leadership books, which he shares with all FCCI teammates, is “Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” noting how it had a powerful impact on his own personal and business growth. Maxwell addressed key points from his latest book, “Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace.” He applauded FCCI’s legacy of “60 years of keeping promises” and building a unique company culture. The program concluded with Craig participating in the “Minute with Maxwell” video series.
Additional speakers at the April 3 event were Blair Dalton-Bloomston, partner and vice president of business development, Game On Nation; Lisa Krouse, board member, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, FCCI; and G.W. Jacobs, Esq., board member, former president and CEO, FCCI.
Many attendees were recognized at the event, including current and former FCCI board members Roy Yahraus, Robert Flanders, G.W. Jacobs, Charles Baumann, Jack Cox, Lisa Krouse, Lisa Carlton, Mike Welch, John Stafford, Ray Neff, Charles Stottlemeyer, Ron Foxworthy, Peter Currin (on behalf of Russ Currin) and retired officers: Rupert Willis, Joe Keene, Tom Koval and Ned Wilson.
“I am honored to be a part of such a momentous occasion. After being at this event, I feel like I have been at a great family reunion,” said John Maxwell.
As a celebratory gift, a supplement to FCCI’s history book, “A Lasting Legacy,” authored by Ed Wilks, was given to all FCCI teammates.
Craig Johnson with John C. Maxwell at the 60th anniversary celebration
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