Tom Quaka is currently Senior Vice-President of FCCI Insurance Group, a regional property and casualty carrier. Before being acquired by FCCI, Tom was President and CEO of Mississippi Insurance Managers, and Brierfield Insurance Company, a Mississippi Property & Casualty Insurance Company.
Prior to joining Mississippi Insurance Managers as its President, Tom spent two years as Vice-President of Brickell Insurance Agency, a large commercial agency in Jackson, Mississippi. Tom had previously spent 18 years with the New Hampshire Insurance Group. New Hampshire is a subsidiary of American International Group, the nation’s largest property and casualty insurance company group. Tom rose through the marketing and underwriting ranks to state manager and resident corporate secretary.
Tom has served the industry in many capacities over the last 40 years. He has been a member of the ISO Advisory Committee, the National Council of Compensation Insurance Rating and Classification Committee, and the Mississippi Legislative Task Force for regulatory reform.
Tom has served on various legislative advisory committees, focusing on Uninsured Motorist, Medical Malpractice, and Windstorm legislation. Tom is Past-President of the Mississippi Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters, The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, an international insurance fraternity, and the Mississippi Capital Stock Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Insurance Council and chairman of its Speakers Forum.
Tom is recognized nationally in insurance education. He was a twenty-year member of the national faculty of the Certified Insurance Counselors Institute, having presented technical insurance seminars across the country. He continues to teach property and casualty courses throughout the state for the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi and courses of The American Institute. Tom has also served as President of the Ole Miss Insurance Advisory Council and continues to serve on that council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mississippi Surplus Lines Association and retains the position of Treasurer. Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of the Workers Compensation Assigned Risk Pool.
An active associate member of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Mississippi, Tom has served on its Technical Conference Committee as well as its Executive Committee. The Independent Insurance Agents Association of Mississippi recognized Tom’s dedication and achievements with its highest honor in 1991, awarding him the prestigious J.H. Johnson Memorial Award for distinguished service to the insurance industry.
Tom is also active in his church and community. He has served as President of the Jackson Academy Association, the Sunkist Swim Team, and other community organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Central Mississippi Chapter.