Finance & Insurance

CHRISTINA “CINA” WELCH

PRESIDENT & CEO, FCCI INSURANCE GROUP, SARASOTA

FCCI provides commercial property and casualty insurance, surety, and risk management services, working through independent agents in 20 states and Washington, D.C. Employing more than 800, the firm has regional and branch offices in seven states. Welch has been with FCCI for 23 years and became CEO in 2020. “My path to getting to the CEO position was anything but linear. I had to be open-minded and willing to take risks, many times taking on roles that were way out of my comfort zone or roles that were brand new to the organization altogether.”

EDUCATION University of Florida (BS), Stetson University (JD)
CIVIC EFFORT FCCI offers employees eight hours per year of company-paid time to volunteer at the charitable organization of their choice. In 2019, FCCI established the FCCI Charitable Foundation to ensure 99 cents on every dollar helps those in need.
SOMETHING SURPRISING People are surprised to learn how much I love adventure and challenge. Everything from swimming from Alcatraz across San Francisco Bay to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to trekking through the world’s largest cave in Vietnam for five days.
SABBATICAL TOPIC Great white sharks. Two years ago, I was able to cage-dive with great whites at the Isle of Guadalupe.
READING These Truths: A History of the United States, by Jill Lepore

GEORGE ACEVEDO

CHASE CONSUMER BANK

EDDY ARRIOLA

APOLLO BANK

Fabiola Brumley

Bank of America

Trevor Burgess

Neptune Flood

Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Timothy Cartwright

Fifth Avenue Family Office

David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY C. DUSTIN

FALLS RIVER GROUP

V. RAYMOND FERRARA

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

JOHN D. FUMAGALLI

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

JORGE GONZALEZ

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

MARTY LANAHAN

IBERIABANK

MARC LEDER

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

AGOSTINHO MACEDO

OCEAN BANK

DAVID MILLER

BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

MICHAEL MILLER

BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Gary Norcross

Fidelity National Information Services

Brian Philpot

AgAmerica Lending

Joy Randels

New Market Partners

Paul Reilly

Raymond James Financial

GARRETT RICHTER

First Florida Integrity Bank

BOB RITCHIE

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

Miami Marlins

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

ADRIA STARKEY

FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST

Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

CHRISTINA “CINA” WELCH

FCCI INSURANCE GROUP

Bill West

Bank of Tampa

BRIAN WOLFBURG

VYSTAR CREDIT UNION