On October 6, The Daytona Beach News-Journal hosted its 7th Annual Women in Business Banquet. This prestigious ceremony celebrates the impact of influential businesswomen on their communities. Security First Insurance is proud to announce that one of our own, Belkys Stallings, won the 2021 Private-Sector Woman of the Year award!

Ms. Stallings has been an integral part of Security First since joining us as our Learning and Development Manager in 2018 when she launched Security First Academy, which provides training to new and existing employees. Many of our positions do not require prior insurance experience, so our onsite training programs have been beneficial to those seeking to start or advance their insurance careers. Under Belkys’ leadership, the Learning and Development team has developed multiple training programs that have prepared approximately 120 trainees to successfully transition into Claims Examiner, C.A.R.E. representative, and Sales roles.

Earlier this year, Belkys was appointed the company’s Director of Diversity Initiatives to align with its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to ensure our company reflects the communities surrounding us and the values of those working with us. “As one of a few females leading a homeowners insurance company, I’ve been focused on diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization,” said Melissa Burt DeVriese, President of Security First Insurance.

“I’m so excited to see a team member recognized for her achievements. Belkys is a team player at work and active in her field of training and development and the greater community as a member of the Volusia-Flagler Counties United Way Board of Directors. She’s excited to begin mentoring program here at our office. I know she has a bright future ahead of her, and it’s great that the News-Journal recognized her accomplishments,” she continued.

Congratulations on being recognized for your outstanding leadership, Belkys! We couldn’t be prouder to have you as part of our team. Security First is a place where employees develop their careers and feel at home doing so. Our employees benefit from competitive salaries, an inclusive culture, and an exceptional work environment. We’re hiring! For more information on available positions, visit SecurityFirstFlorida.com/Careers.