Jim W. Henderson
Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees
President and Chief Operating Officer
Jim W. Henderson
Mr. Jim W. Henderson was elected to the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in February 2003. Jim serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Compensation committee. He is also a member of the Committee on Trustees, Audit, and Investment committees.
Led by Mr. Henderson as Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Assured-Partners, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in property and casualty, and employee benefits brokerage firms. Assured-Partners, Inc. is based in Lake Mary, Florida.
Previously, Mr. Henderson served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Brown & Brown and was responsible for its regional Company's Services and Brokerage divisions. Jim joined Brown & Brown as Chief Financial Officer in 1985. Jim served as a member of Brown & Brown's Board of Directors, and on the company's Executive and Acquisition Committees. In addition to his myriad of managerial responsibilities, he personally maintained a portfolio of commercial accounts that generate in excess of $1,000,000 in revenue annually.
A graduate of Florida State University, BS and BA Accounting, he was an Audit Supervisor with Ernst & Whinney and then Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Ormond Reinsurance Group. He has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations.
Jim serves as Co-Chairman of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association Property & Casualty Committee, and President of the Financial Executive's Institute of Central Florida. He is also on the Board of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, and the Business School Advisory Board of Stetson University. On the civic side, Jim's involvement has included Director of the United Way of Volusia County, Board of Directors - Ronald McDonald House, and he is a former Outstanding Jaycee of the Orlando Jaycees.