Our founder, Stan Parsons, is widely respected and known for his vast knowledge of the Insurance market. Based on the demand for this level of expertise he founded Stan Parsons Insurance Services “SPIS” in 1995. He earned a reputation as a catastrophe specialist, helping rebuild the Florida Property market post Hurricane Andrew. Under Stan’s guidance, SPIS has been unique in their history of achieving success with thousands of filings and developing hundreds of new products for their clients.
Stan’s insurance career started when he moved to Florida to help elect Bill Gunter as Florida State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner in 1976. Because of his professional expertise, Mr. Parsons was a key member of Bill Gunter’s political, legislative and management team and worked in numerous management positions throughout the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
After leaving the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Stan’s insurance career greatly expanded. Stan’s body of work includes working with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and State Self-Insurance programs and residual markets. He also successfully managed judicial receiverships and rehabilitation of troubled insurance companies in multiple states and U.S. possessions. In addition, he has lobbied insurance issues at the State and Federal levels. His roles have included serving as principal of a retail insurance agency and Stan still maintains an active general line and surplus lines agent license to this day.
Mr. Parsons graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Urban Affairs and Economics.