President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Durham has over 20 years of insurance and reinsurance industry experience and is honored to have worked with the public safety sector for over two-thirds of his career. He developed the concept of Star & Shield Insurance following many years of placing reinsurance programs for law enforcement related self-insurance funds. Mr. Durham has held numerous positions in the insurance and reinsurance industry including Senior Vice President of Benfield, Inc. and positions with Willis Re, E.W. Blanch Co. and Transamerica.
Mr. Durham holds a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance from the Florida State University College of Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis School of Law. In addition, he also holds the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations from the Insurance Institute of America and is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent.
Mr. Durham has been honored with the prestigious Circle of Gold Award by Florida State University and has been a guest lecturer on numerous occasions for Florida State University’s Risk Management and Insurance major. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center. Mr. Durham is also a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida State University National Alumni Association and has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Insurance Council, the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for the Florida State University College of Business, the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Insurance Information Service and the Board of Trustees for Holy Comforter Episcopal School.