ACENTRIA INSURANCE CONTINUES EXPANSION IN SOUTH & CENTRAL FLORIDA

South Florida Expansion

DESTIN, FL, (March 8, 2018) –Acentria Insurance, one of the largest and fastest growing agencies in the southeast,
continues its expansion into South and Central Florida with the recent partnerships of AllSafe Insurance Group and
Asian American Nations Insurance Group.

Located in Miami at 7171 Coral Way, Suite 209, Allsafe Insurance Group has been a leading provider in South
Florida of individualized risk management programs, mainly for the commercial/residential buildings, construction
and hospitality sectors, while also offering a wide range of personal asset protection. Led by Jorge and Jacqueline
Pena, AllSafe Insurance felt strongly about partnering with an agency with a proven and successful track record.
“Acentria has been recognized nationally as a top insurance organization and now our clients are able to benefit
from expanded services including a better variety of products, advanced technology and a full array of risk
management services” said AllSafe Insurance Managing Partner, Jorge Pena. “It was important to us to ensure our
team members would benefit from this partnership as well,” added Jacqueline Pena, President of AllSafe
Insurance. “Acentria shares our vision for a positive corporate culture that focuses on both professional and
personal development. It’s a win-win all around.”

Operating in Central Florida, Asian American Nations Insurance Group is located in Lake Mary at 946 International
Pkwy, Suite 1540 and specializes in insurance products specifically designed for the hospitality industry.
Established in 1993 and with more than 100 years of combined industry experience, President Vik Patel is excited
about this new opportunity and venture, “Along with myself and our existing team, the partnership with Acentria
enables us to offer our existing, and potential new, clients the best in-class expertise and service across every
aspect as it pertains to insurance protection and coverage.” Patel goes on to say, “I am thrilled to have the power
of Acentria behind us to accelerate results for both our clients and team members.”
As part of these partnerships both Allsafe and Asian American Nations Insurance agencies, along with their existing
team members, will begin to integrate operations into the Acentria Insurance name, while continuing to operate
out of their current locations.

“The addition of both AllSafe and Asian American Nations to our existing team, enables Acentria to continue
serving as one of the premier agencies in the southeastern United States.” stated Kendall McEachern, Chief
Executive Officer of Acentria Insurance. McEachern continues, “Jorge, Jackie and Vik, along with their teams, are
exceptionally knowledgeable within the insurance arena and will further strengthen Acentria’s existing programs
and services. We [Acentria] are gaining exceptional talented teams that will further set the stage for our ongoing
growth.”

Acentria Insurance is fully engaged with the insurance industry’s current trends and has experienced exceptional
growth, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions. Recently, Acentria Insurance acquired both Ord
Agencies and Burton Insurance Services, located in Bonita Springs, FL.
“As the nation’s Employer of Choice, we are looking to stay at the forefront of our industry and are actively seeking
partnerships with like-minded independent insurance agencies who are interested in joining our dynamic
corporate culture, while remaining committed to staying focused on serving their client base and the communities
in which they serve,” concluded McEachern.

About Acentria Insurance
Acentria Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency who works with several national and regional carriers. The
company offers a complete range of protection for both individual and businesses to provide for all of their insurance needs.
While maintaining a corporate office in Destin, Florida, Acentria has over 30 offices across the State of Florida and southeast
region. For more information call 866.374.5084 or visit online at www.Acentria.com.

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Rob Wagner

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Southwest Florida Region

Jason Cruse

Executive Vice President
Central Florida Sales

Mitch Weinstein

Partner & Co-Founder

As partner of Acentria Insurance, Mitch plays an integral role in mergers & acquisitions. He focuses on seeking out strategic like-minded partners and agencies, across the southeastern United States, to partner and join the Acentria family.

Mitch has over 42 years of business leadership experience that ranges from law enforcement to the finance, healthcare and insurance industries. He was instrumental in developing the nation’s first “at-risk” managed care network for physical and occupational therapy serving the worker’s compensation industry. This network paved the way for a new managed care system, based on incentives.

Mitch is passionate about giving back to the youth of his community. He is an active supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County and believes in helping all young people reach their full potential. He is also the founder of Fallen First Reserve which is a non-profit organization dedicated to financially assisting those family members of First Responders killed in the line of duty and military members killed in action. Mitch also serves on the board for Fund the First.

Mary Lawless

President & Chief Operating Officer

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mary brings over three decades of industry expertise to Acentria Insurance. With a strong focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, Mary is passionate about partnering with new agencies and leaders to continue the overall upward growth of Acentria. She works in conjunction with the CEO to lead and deliver specialized sales products, services and industry leading capabilities while implementing business and sales strategies to the Acentria sales team and carrier partners. Mary has direct oversight of all operational leaders throughout the entire organizational footprint and is responsible for operational financials and budgets.

She empowers her team members and because of it, is well respected by her peers and those she leads. Since her time with Acentria, Mary’s leadership has contributed to the agency’s exponential growth from 15 to well over 50 locations, increasing employment to over 700 team members, across the southeastern United States. Due to her leadership and contributions to the insurance industry, she has been nationally recognized as one of Insurance Business America magazine’s Elite Women and serves as a valuable member on the Executive Committee for Foundation Risk Partners, Acentria’s parent company. Prior to joining Acentria Insurance, Mary led operations for another national broker. Throughout her tenure, she has held a variety of management positions in Personal Lines, Select Business and Employee Benefits. Mary specializes in agency operations, partnerships and acquisitions and is truly passionate about developing team members to become great leaders.

When not shaping the future industry leaders at Acentria Insurance, Mary enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Pat and their family and friends.

Kendall McEachern

Co-Founder

Kendall was a fundamental part of Acentria Insurance. As a co-founder, he brought more than 30 years of industry expertise to Acentria, helping transform the organization into a leading insurance provider. Beloved by team members, carrier partners and clients, he oversaw more than 400,000 insured multi-family units with property values greater than $22 billion, and over four million square feet of commercial office space and real estate buildings. Kendall has received numerous industry awards to include being recognized as a National Top Producer and Agent of the Year by both Insurance Business America and Insurance Journal. Away from the office, he served as chairman for the American Heart Association, actively participated in his church and golfing, watching sports and spending time with his family. Kendall passed away in January of 2021, leaving a lasting legacy on Acentria’s culture, success, industry-wide reputation – and on all of us fortunate to have worked alongside him.

Liz Bevelacqua

Senior Vice President
Personal Lines Sales

Doreen Castro

Senior Vice President
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Jessica Davis

Senior Vice President
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Jackie Shaw

Senior Vice President
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Nathan Marks

Executive Vice President
Northwest Florida and Tallahassee

Alan Florez

Executive Vice President, National Sales

Alan leads new business growth strategies and expansion, guides the development of resources and training for Sales Producers and their partnerships with Carriers. With over 15 years of industry experience, Alan also leads the Acentria Public Risk divisions working with municipalities and government entities for their coverage needs. He was appointed to the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners December 2020 and also serves as an Executive Committee member for our parent company, Foundation Risk Partners.

Previously, Alan served as Governor Jeb Bush’s Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs and Special Assistant. He is a former member of the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees and currently volunteers his time with the Florida Council of 100, Futures Foundation of Volusia County Schools and the Community Foundation of Flagler and Volusia. Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.

Brian Stanton

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Chris Tolland

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Luke Wolkers

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Eric Austin

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Alex Doberstein

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Teresa Fillmon

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Kevin Mason

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

As Chief Executive Office of Acentria Insurance, Kevin focuses on developing insurance solutions that strengthen Acentria’s presence in the market and its commitment to client-relationships and exceptional service. With over 35 years of industry experience, he specializes in the overall growth of Acentria as is passionate about bringing new talent to the organization both organically and through mergers and acquisitions. Through his leadership and the support of the Executive Leadership team, Acentria Insurance instills a positive corporate culture which has led the agency in being recognized as a leader within our industry as a Top 100 Workplace, Employer of Choice, Best Agency to Work For and several other national and regional accolades.

Before co-founding Acentria Insurance, Kevin served as Branch Manager for another national broker. Kevin holds the prestigious title as an Agent of the Year and five-time National Top Producer. He is also a key member of the Foundation Risk Partners Executive Committee, which is the parent company of Acentria Insurance, while also serving as the National Director for Carrier Relations. In addition, Kevin oversees the Sales Leadership Council, which encompasses sales leaders across the entire FRP footprint in an effort to develop and refine shared resources while offering producer training and development programs.

Kevin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of West Florida. He is very active in his community and served over a decade on the Board of Directors of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and remains as a trustee, which funds over 14 children’s charities along the Florida Panhandle. He is also a member of the Destin Chamber of Commerce, Community Association Institute and Florida Association of Insurance Agents. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys golfing, tennis, boating and spending time with his wife Laura, and their children.