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Gulf States Chapter

(Includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

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Welcome to the Gulf States Chapter Webpage

This area is your resource for information about past, current and future meetings, events and news. Please visit often as the information will be updated frequently.

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Members: Email and additional contact information for individuals listed below is available in the Online Membership Directory.


Chapter Officers

Lindsay McGhee

Lindsay McGhee
RSUI Group, Inc.
945 E. Paces Ferry Rd
Ste 1800
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 260-3861

Katherine A. Brooks

Vice President
Katherine A. Brooks, CCP, CIPP, CIPM
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936
Phone: (361) 774-8031


Pamela F. Kelly

Pamela F. Kelly, FLMI, AIRC
Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company
4370 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: (404) 266-5782

Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith
FCCI Insurance Group
6300 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL. 34240
1244 Emerson Ave SE
Cairo, GA. 39828 (work from home)
Phone: (800) 226-3224, ext 4152 or direct 229-397-0637


Tina Knight

Past President
Tina Knight
Madison Consulting Group, Inc.
200 North Second Street
Madison, GA 30650-1318
Phone: (706) 342-7750

Jessie Wilbanks

Regional Director
Fred E. Karlinsky
Greenberg Traurig, PA (Shareholder)
401 E Las Olas Blvd, Ste 2000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 768-8278



Meeting Dates/Info

The Western and Gulf States Chapter would like to invite you to attend their combined chapter event at the annual conference to be held on the Roof Top Bar of the George Jones Event Center. Additional details will follow soon! We hope to see you there!


Gulf States Chapter Education Day
Date - Friday, June 15, 2018
Location - Atlanta Airport Marriott 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA
Time - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (approximate times)
Reception - Thursday evening, June 14, 2018 approximately 6:00-8:00 pm


Click here for the Online Registration
Click here for the Paper Registration Form

Regulators Attending:

Alabama: Yada Horace - Insurance Rate Analyst (LHA)
Gina Hunt – Rate Analyst III (P&C)

Florida: Benjamin Ben – Financial Administrator (LHA)
Sandra Starnes - Director, Property & Casualty Product Review (P&C)

Georgia: Tom Carswell – Assistant Director (LHA)
Debra Peirce – Assistant Director/Chief Market Conduct Examiner (Both)

IIPRC: Karen Schutter – Executive Director – (LHA)

Mississippi: Ryan Blakeney – Deputy Director – Consumer Affairs (Both)
Kathy Davis – P&C Rating Analyst (P&C)

North Carolina: Rosemary Gillespie – Senior Healthcare Reform Analyst (LHA)
Kim Perry – Senior P&C Rate Analyst (P&C)

Puerto Rico: Invited

South Carolina: Shari Miles – LA&H Manager (LHA)
Darien Porter – P&C Manager (P&C)

Tennessee: Brian Hoffmeister – Director for Policy Analysis (Both)
Michael Humphreys – Assistant Commissioner for Insurance (Both)
Rachel Jrade-Rice – Director for Insurance (Both)


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Sponsorship Opportunities:
Click here for our Sponsorship Flyer and Registration Form

Hotel Information:
Atlanta Airport Marriott
$139.00 Special AICP Group Rate
Click here to make online hotel reservations or call reservations at (1)-800-228-9290 prior to our cut-off date of May 31, 2018 (please be sure to mention AICP when reserving by phone).

Speaker Policy


Committee Chairs

The Gulf States Chapter is always looking for additional volunteers for the following committees. If interested, please contact Lindsay McGhee.

Membership Committee

Beverly Witt
AmTrust North America
8995 Westside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: 678-258-8357

Planning Committee

Sherry Smith
FCCI Insurance Group
6300 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL. 34240
1244 Emerson Ave SE
Cairo, GA. 39828 (work from home)
Phone: (800) 226-3224, ext 4152 or direct 229-397-0637

Publications Committee

Rich J. Fidei
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
401 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 2000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-768-8286

Tony Roehl
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
3343 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.495.8477

Website Committee

Nikki Roper
RSUI Group, Inc.
945 E. Paces Ferry Road, Ste 1800
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-260-3691

Webinar Planning Committee

Pamela Kelly
Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company
4370 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404-266-5782


Chapter Contacts

Lindsay McGhee
Fred Karlinsky

(See contact information above)



Chapter Guidelines

The Chapter Operating Rules can be found in the Administrative Resource Library (member login required).



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