Guy E. "Sandy" Burnette accomplishments

FLORIDA INSURANCE FRAUD EDUCATION COMMITTEE

 

GUY E. “SANDY” BURNETTE FRAUD FIGHTER TEAM AWARD

 

Respectfully submitted by Ken Keebler for the FIFEC SEMINAR – JUNE 6, 2019

 

HERE ARE ONLY A FEW OF MANY OF SANDY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE

MISSION AND GOALS OF FIFEC AND OTHER RELATED ORGANIZATIONS:

 

- Sandy was the first Prosecuting Attorney and Legal Advisor to the Division of State Fire Marshal.

- He was the former Chair of the Property Insurance Law Committee of the American Bar Association.

- He was a Past President of the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention, FACAP.

- Sandy was the first and only Legal Advisor to the Florida Chapters of the International Association (IAAI) and the International Association of Special Investigation Units

- Recipient of the FACAP Ed Meshalko Distinguished Service Award.

- FACAP’s  Ken Keebler/Guy  “Sandy” Burnette Scholarship Program co-named in his honor.

- Recipient of the FACAP Lifetime Membership Award.

- Recipient of the Florida Chapter of IAAI Lifetime Membership Award.

- Sandy was involved in the editing of almost every piece of arson or insurance fraud-related legislation presented between 1992 and 2010.

- He was the author of the original Florida Arson Immunity Law enacted in the mid-1970s.

- Sandy was a speaker nationally on arson/insurance fraud-related seminars for numerous local, state, national and international organizations, and he has been a speaker or participant in virtually every seminar hosted by FACAP, FIFEC and Florida Chapter of IAAI in their histories.

- Sandy was the principal organizer and a participant in all of FACAP’s Arson Prosecutor’s Seminars.

- He was the primary volunteer author of the Four Week Arson Course for the State Fire College and a permanent guest instructor there since 1989.

 

In remembrance and appreciation of Sandy Burnette whose accomplishments have been an inspiration for multi-level teamwork between state, federal, local law enforcement/agencies and the insurance industry in successfully fight insurance fraud in Florida.

 

Guy E. “Sandy” Burnette, Esq,

1952 - 2017

 

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