Founder/CEO Libertate Insurance, LLC
Mr. Hughes is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Libertate Insurance, providers of enterprise risk management services and exclusive product offerings in property and casualty insurance. Mr. Hughes has placed property and casualty insurance since 1992, and offers consultation services in the areas of underwriting, claims, managed care processes, loss projection and risk management.
After starting his career with Liberty Mutual as a retail agent, Mr. Hughes went on to become the Regional Client Services/Sales Manager for ManagedComp, a national workers’ compensation TPA/MGA. Under his direction, ManagedComp opened in Florida in 1996 and grew to $60 million of premiums placed by 1999. In May 2000, Mr. Hughes created Risk Transfer, a company whose focus is working with industries having some type of duress in procuring insurance.
Mr. Hughes remains an active member of various industry and insurance associations and participates in legislative initiatives relative to commercial accounts he works with. He is a board member of the Risk Management Best Practices Certification Institute; he acts as a PEO University Professor in workers’ compensation and has authored articles for the Crummer School of Business, PEO Insider and Florida Underwriter publications. Mr. Hughes has also presented Risk Management Best Practices seminars to NAAS, FAPEO, GAPEO, NWAPEO and the Florida Workers Compensation Educational Conference. He has a BA from Rollins College, an MBA from The Crummer School of Business and is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).