September 17, 2018

AmWINS Brokerage of Georgia has added Alex Furlong, an energy and environmental specialist, to its casualty team. He will be based in Atlanta.

Prior to joining AmWINS, Furlong spent several years as a casualty producer at All Risks, Ltd. Before beginning his insurance career at All Risks, Furlong served eight years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer and Special Forces Commander, serving tours in Afghanistan and various locations throughout Southeast Asia.

Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Co., based in Sarasota, Fla., has promoted Mike Killingsworth to vice president of Sales, Marketing and Agency Licensing. Killingsworth will spearhead business development initiatives, lead sales, marketing and agency licensing functions, and cultivate strong agency relationships.

Killingsworth has more than 16 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. He joined Gulfstream in August 2016 as director of Sales and was promoted to assistant vice president of Sales in May 2017.

Prior to Gulfstream, Killingsworth served as the senior territory manager at Safeco.

Killingsworth also has experience working at GMAC Insurance and Allstate Insurance.

Killingsworth started his career in the insurance industry as a life insurance agent. In 2004, Killingsworth opened a captive insurance agency that he later sold. Killingsworth then became a partner in an organization specializing in helping injured workers’ compensation claimants return to work.

Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Co., a Florida-domiciled company, offers homeowners, condominium-unit owners, renters and dwelling fire insurance coverage.

Andrew Coard was installed as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia on June 8 during IIAG’s 121st annual convention and trade show in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Coard is president of The Peoples Agency and began his insurance career in 2001. In 2003, he joined The Peoples Agency, where he was promoted to a manager level a year later. He began attending IIAG Conventions in 2005, and one week after coming to his first event, he was asked to serve on the YAC board as the First Timers Liaison. In 2008, Coard rose to vice president of the Peoples Agency and then became president in 2011.

He has also served as IIAG public relations committee chairman, assisting with the organizing and promotion of multiple Make-A-Wish events. He was elected as secretary-treasurer in 2015 and was a key player in organizing the 2017 Big “I” Convention.