ORMOND BEACH, Fla., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based homeowners insurance provider, Security First Insurance Company, announces the appointment of Melissa Burt DeVriese as chief administrative officer and retains the title of general counsel.
With this promotion, DeVriese is responsible for administrative and corporate governance matters, real estate and facilities, and human resources. She oversees security, organizational development, and compliance departments.
"Melissa's in-depth industry knowledge, political acumen, and deep understanding of the company have been instrumental in the creation of new insurance laws that have helped to the stabilize the industry, establishing and maintaining relationships with key industry representatives, and successfully transforming the organization as we continue to grow," said Locke Burt, chairman and president, Security First Insurance. "As our premium grows toward the $500 million mark, we are required to meet certain regulatory requirements and Melissa is well-suited to lead the development of the company's new compliance department. In her new role, she will also now oversee human resources, executive administration, and the company's plan to build and move into a new headquarters in Volusia County within the next three years."
DeVriese began her career working as an associate attorney at Foley & Lardner, LLP. She served as legislative counsel to U.S. Representative Sam Graves and was the primary attorney to the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Burt DeVriese holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from University of Miami as well as a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the bar associations in Washington, D.C.; California; and Florida.
About Security First Insurance Company
As a Florida homeowners insurance company, Security First Insurance provides homeowners, renters, condo unit owners, and dwelling fire insurance to nearly 300,000 customers located throughout Florida. The company is nationally recognized for developing award-winning innovative technology designed to improve the customer experience and streamline catastrophe response. Security First Insurance has been assigned a Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. and is strongly committed to improving Florida's homeowners insurance market and supporting initiatives that protect residents and communities of the Sunshine State. For more information, visit SecurityFirstFlorida.com.
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