Not Me!Having worked with literally thousands of members of the insurance, claims, and legal community in Florida and across the South over the last 20 years, what started out as a “funny ha ha” moment has all of a sudden become somewhat of an inconvenience. Many of you may have heard of the trials and tribulations of Jim Greer, the former Florida GOP Chair who today was sentenced to 1 and 1/2 years for theft and money laundering.
I have received, over the past year or so, and even more frequently in the last few few months, inquiries about my “political” activity and condolences about my “unfortunate circumstances”. One by one I have addressed these contacts with a grin.
Unfortunately, the issue has recently (and even more so today) culminated in a serious threat to my reputation across the state, region, and industry. In fact, in several recent conversations with new clients, I learned that they did become aware of the issue and were concerned. Fortunately, they had the good judgment to research the issue (or call me) and realize “It’s NOT ME!”
For all with whom I have had the pleasure of friendship, community, association, or partnership in the many ventures, challenges, and successes over the years, I’m doing well and do not plan on spending any time in an orange jumpsuit.
And for all of you who have expressed your concerns, condolences, and even jokes…THANKS FOR THE KIND THOUGHTS !