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Locke Burt
Chairman and CEO

Locke moved to Florida in 1974 after working at the First National Bank of Chicago and earning an MBA at Northwestern and a law degree at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Locke served in the Florida Senate for 12 years (1991 to 2002) where he helped write the laws that created the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Company. Locke served in the Florida Senate in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew made landfall. In the aftermath of the storm, Floridians lost more than $26 billion in insured property. The losses also crippled the insurance industry and left the residents of the state frustrated, and in some cases without resources to rebuild their homes and lives. After leaving public office, Locke created Security First Insurance. Locke is recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the 500 most influential business leaders in Florida in 2018 and 2019.