Award Nominations

2017 winners

Guy E. "Sandy" Burnette Jr. Insurance Defense Attorney of the Year:

Guy E. "Sandy" Burnette Jr.

Law Firm of Guy E.  Burnette Jr, PA


Insurance Investigator of the Year

Juli Hyde

Farmers Insurance


Insurance/Law Enforcement Analyst of the Year

Brant Houston

Mercury Insurance


Law Enforcement Detective of the Year

Frank Shipman

DIFS, Miami Field Office


Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year

Richard Wallsh

Assistant State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit


Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award

Marilyn O'Brien

Allstate Insurance Company


Group Achievement Award

Insurance Fraud Fighter's Team:

NICB - Terra Rush; DIFS Tampa Field - Lt. Carlos Rosario and Detectives.

Phil Henry, Jada Roberson, Miguel Mora, Rick Warnell;

DOH Investigator David Hayden;

AHCA Investigators - Thomas Walhs, Rafael Ortega;

Insurance Investigators:

Nationwide - Sam Rivera; Metlife - Nancy Jensen;  Windhaven - Blanca Aparicio


The Awards Committee

Evangelina Brooks - Rick Wakefield - Janice Young - Nancy Jensen

(not pictured, Eddie Lopez)


Nancy Jensen

MetLife Auto & Home, P. O. Box 452377, Sunrise, FL 33345

954-746-9190 Office




Edward (Eddie) Lopez

PO Box 653106, Miami, FL 33265

305-968-9574 Office



Janice Young

State Farm Insurance, P. O. Box 44036, Jacksonville, FL 32231

253-428-7404 Office



Chief Evangelina Brooks

DFS Bureau of Insurance Fraud

400 W Robinson St, Suite S-823, Hurston Bldg, Orlando, FL 32801

407-316-4833 Office



Rick Wakefield

IHC Academy, 3657 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30120

770-926-0062 Office




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