Kevin O’Connor has been specializing in the insurance needs of the automobile dealer industry for the past 24 years. He spent 19 years with a national broker managing the Florida operations of their non-franchised auto dealer program. Kevin purchased the program in 2005. The program continues to be considered the gold standard in the industry.
Believing he is as much in the car business as the insurance business, Kevin has immersed himself in the automotive industry. He sits on the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Automobile Dealers Industry Advisory Board (ADIAB) as the insurance representative. Kevin has held that seat since the Board’s inception in 2000. This prestigious position gives Kevin the ability to be the voice of the insurance industry as it relates to the legislative issues of the automotive industry. Kevin is also the Insurance Advisor for the Automobile Industry Center of Excellence, LLC (AICE). AICE is recognized as a leader in the field of regulatory consulting and dealer training.
In addition to his work with the Florida DMV and AICE, Kevin has a long history of involvement in the automotive industry. He was the Insurance Agent of Record of the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association for over 10 years until resigning in 2005 to focus on his new company. He continues to stay active in the FIADA and currently insures many of the association’s board members.
Always focused on being the best at his profession, Kevin has placed continuing education at the top of his priorities. He has earned both his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations putting him in the top percentage of the industry in accreditations. He has extensive experience with teaching garage liability classes to industry peers. He also has published numerous articles and been a featured speaker on all topics relating to the specialized needs of vehicle dealers.
Being focused on the technical side of the business, Kevin has strives to maintain the most innovative web presence in the industry. The website is nationally recognized for its content and is regularly the top site in search results for those researching insurance for the automobile industry. The site positions Kevin and his team as players on the national stage as Dealers Insurance Services moves forward with advances in automation and product delivery.