THE LEGAL LEADER
Lisa Krouse is a Board Member, Executive Vice President, and Chief Administrative Officer at FCCI Insurance Group, a super-regional property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Sarasota, Florida and doing business in 19 states. During Lisa’s 15-year tenure at FCCI, she has been responsible for corporate social responsibility, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, human resources, shared services, all facilities management, security, and business continuity management. Since joining FCCI in 2005 she has been cultivating a culture of excellence. There’s always an air of excitement around Lisa. She views every day as a gift, and she brings that zest for life to FCCI, positively impacting the teammates she engages ensuring that FCCI attracts, retains and develops top-notch talent.
Prior to joining FCCI, Lisa was General Counsel, SE Region and V.P. of Human Resources at Zenith Insurance Company. She also served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at NCCI for nearly ten years, having been appointed its first female Officer. During her time at NCCI, she filed and received approval to change the workmans’ compensation policy to the workers’ compensation policy throughout the United States.
She received her B.S. degree from New York University and her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, where she became its first female student body president since its founding in 1891. She received the school’s highest honor of distinction upon graduation for her service to the school. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the Florida Bar, District of Columbia Bar and the New York Bar. Her credentials include the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources issued by the Society for Human Resources Management. She was awarded “HR Professional of the Year” by the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association. She is a Past Chair of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and is only one of five women to have held that position since its founding over 100 years ago. She currently sits on the Board of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Sarasota County.
Throughout the years, she sat on numerous boards including Habitat for Humanity, Career Source Suncoast, Teen Court, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, All Faiths Food Bank, and the advisory boards of University of South Florida, Florida State University and Doctors Hospital. She served as District Director for HR Florida (an affiliate of the Society For Human Resource Management), and is past president of the Sarasota/Manatee Human Resources Association. Lisa is a contributing author of Teeing Up For Success a compilation of stories co-authored by women like Alice Dye, wife of golf course designer Pete Dye and Donna Shalala, former cabinet secretary to Bill Clinton and President of the University of Miami.
Lisa has written for many publications on legal, insurance and employment law topics and speaks nationally on topics such as building a pipeline of insurance talent, leadership development and employee wellbeing and engagement. Lisa is intently focused on changing the way young people think about the insurance industry when they are searching for a career. She is a passionate ambassador for the newly instituted Risk Management and Insurance Program at the University of South Florida and is immensely supportive of the insurance programming at State College of Florida.
Lisa has been married to Mitchel for 35 years. They have a daughter, Megan, who is a graduate of the University of Miami and is a lawyer in Sarasota, and a son, Ian, who is a graduate of Notre Dame and holds an MBA. He resides in Detroit, Michigan.