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Past Recipients

2016

 

Law Enforcement Investigator of the Year

James Pierre

Florida Dept. of Financial Services DFS: Investigator II

 

Insurance Attorney of the Year

Juliana Millon

Law Offices of Dolina Lordeus Lascaze

 

Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year

David G. Lazarus

United States Department of Justice

 

Insurance Investigator of the Year

Deanna Ricci

Travelers Insurance Company

 

Insurance/Law Enforcement Analyst of the Year

Kathy Novak

NICB

 

Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award

Simon Blank

Florida Dept. of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud: Director

 

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2015

 

Law Enforcement Detective of the Year

Det. Bryan McGuinness

DIF

 

Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year

Sean Wydner, Esq.

Assistant State Attorney Broward Co

 

The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award

Captain Steven Smith

DIF

 

Insurance Investigator of the Year

Jessica Turner,

Direct General Ins.

and Aimee Waters,

GEICO

 

Insurance Attorney of the Year

Jose Font, Esq.

Vernis & Bowling P.A.

 

2014

 

Insurance Investigator of the Year

Vicki Kirby, SMI and Laureen Leary, Allstate

 

Law Enforcement Investigator of the Year

Billy Brantley, DIF

 

The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Don "Rick" Wakefield,

International Healthcare Consultants

 

Insurance Attorney of the Year

Tammy M. Denbo

Masten, Peterson & Denbo

 

Law Enforcement Analyst of the Year

Clara Pirez, DIF

 

Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year

Mike Lennon

Hillsborough County SAO

 

2013

 

Insurance Investigator of the Year

Michael Stein, Allstate

 

Law Enforcement Investigator of the Year

Dwight Murphy, DIF

 

The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award

Brett Kelley, Kingsway Amigo

 

Insurance Attorney of the Year

Frank Goldstein

 

Insurance Analyst of the Year

Sara Solomon, Direct General

 

Law Enforcement Analyst of the Year

Rebecca Bosco, DIF

 

Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year

Ann Marie Villafana, US Federal Attorney, US District Court, Southern District of Florida

 

Special Team Award

Sixteen members of the Workers' Compensation Fraud Task Force "Operation Dirty Money" team

 

2012

 Insurance Investigator of the YearJeff Phifer, Allstate Law Enforcement Investigator of the YearRaymond Gonzalez The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service AwardScott Dutton Insurance Attorney of the YearCrystal Broughan Insurance Analyst of the YearWendy Sassman, United Auto Law Enforcement Analyst of the YearLori Rodabaugh, DIF Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the YearJuliana Millon, Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office Special Recognition AwardCommissioner Kevin Beckner,Hillsborough County Commission,for his insurance fraud fighting efforts 

2011

 

SIU Investigator: Keith Pearce, State Farm

Law Enforcement: Carl Reschke, DIF

Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service:  Rick Swann, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

 

2010

SIU Investigator: John Halliday, Sentry

Law Enforcement: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Master Detective Jose Morales

Master Detective Ronnie Cooper

Corporal Anthony Mannarino

Deputy Kevin Patrick O'Brien

Deputy Robert Gogolin

Deputy Mathew Carter

Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service: Dennis Mensch

 

2009

SIU Investigator: Beth Rouse, Infinity

Law Enforcement:Carlos Dorta, DIF

Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service: Anne Erwin, DIF

 

2008

SIU Investigator: Carol laDuke, Allstate

Law Enforcement: Steven Firestone, DIF

Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service: William Watson III, State Farm

 

2007

SIU Investigator: Ed Welch, State Farm

Law Enforcement: Henry “Tommy” Clark, DIF

Outstanding Service: Fred Burkhardt, NICB

 

2006

SIU Investigator: Blanca Aparicio,UAIG

Law Enforcement: Mike Byrne, DIF

Outstanding Service: Rob Elliott, Nationwide

 

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