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Transportation Industry Veteran James Goding Joins Insurance Office of America’s Florida Division

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James Goding, Southeast Transportation Lead

LONGWOOD, Fla. (September 14, 2023) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome James Goding, CLCS, to its growing Florida Division team. With his considerable industry expertise, James will serve as southeast transportation lead, which represents a significant niche in today’s economy.

“The transportation industry is one of the most dynamic and critical for the health of our economy, so we’re thrilled to have a professional of James’ caliber join IOA,” said IOA Group Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour. “From Day One, it was clear that our clients would be in the best of hands at a time when expert advisors are paramount. I’m looking forward to all we will accomplish together for this critically important industry.”

Before joining IOA, James served as senior vice president of a top-tier brokerage where he played a key role in expanding its transportation operation in the southeast by 500% over the last six years, working with fleets from 10-1,000 units.

“When I visited IOA, it was evident that the organization is about more than just business or a job; it’s about family, which is how I have always viewed my team. It’s also led by people who still service clients, which lets me know they’ll do what is best for both clients and the teams that service them, always.” said James. “I’m excited to build off the foundation other partners have set and take the transportation group to new heights.”

James earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Florida State University. He holds the commercial lines coverage specialist (CLCS) designation. James is an active member of the Florida Trucking Association and its Safety Management Council, and he is a member of the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation.

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