Finance & Insurance

LOCKE BURT

PRESIDENT, SECURITY FIRST INSURANCE, ORMOND BEACH

Burt started his career as a loan officer in a commercial bank in Chicago. He obtained a law degree at night, entered the reinsurance business in 1974, sold part of a reinsurance operation in 1990 and served as a Florida state senator for 12 years. After the storms of 2004 and 2005, he decided to start Security First Insurance, an underwriting manager for property reinsurance risks for Swiss Re, Markel and others. The company — the largest employer in Ormond Beach — began with 14,000 customers and five employees and has grown to employ 435 people serving 300,000 customers.

EDUCATION Northwestern University (BS, MBA), Loyola (JD)
CIVIC CONTRIBUTION Purchasing backpacks for underprivileged, low-income children in our county schools. We also support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and many other charities in Volusia and Flagler counties.
SOMETHING SURPRISING My wife and I were fixed up on a blind date by both her parents and mine when she was 17 and I was 19, and we have now been married 49 years.
FLORIDA ISSUE Protecting our infrastructure and homes from rising waters

Fabiola Brumley

Bank of America

Trevor Burgess

Neptune Flood

Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Locke Burt

Security First Insurance

Timothy Cartwright

Fifth Avenue Family Office

David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY DUSTIN

FALLS RIVER GROUP

Mike Fernandez

MBF Healthcare Partners

Ray Ferrara

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

John Fumagalli

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

Jorge J. Gonzalez

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Guy King III

M.E. Wilson

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

Marc Leder

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

Ian Mackechnie

Amscot Financial

Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Michael Myhre

Florida SBDC Network

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

Robert Ritchie

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

Miami Marlins

Rajinder Singh

BankUnited

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

James Tate

Tate Capital

Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

Bill West

Bank of Tampa