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William F. Poe Honored as 'Distinguished Gator'.



TAMPA, Fla. -- William F. "Bill" Poe, former Mayor of Tampa, FL and current Chairman of Poe Financial Group, Inc., was honored as a "Distinguished Gator" last evening by the Tampa Gator Club and the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes.  Alumni Association An alumni association is an association of graduates (alumni) or, more broadly, of former students. In the United Kingdom and the United States, alumni of universities, colleges, schools (especially independent schools), fraternities, and sororities often form groups with alumni . To become part of this elite group, the Gator Club chooses a Hillsborough County citizen who is a valuable and prominent supporter of the community and the University. This recognition is part of the Tampa Gator Club's National Merit Scholarship program that will bestow to each of the 11 Hillsborough County National Merit Scholars a scholarship for attending the University of Florida.

Bill Poe and Poe Financial Group support the Poe-Southern Family Business Ethics Program at the University of Florida. Courses are taught to students to increase the visibility of business ethics and thoughtful consideration of moral and ethical issues in business. Along with the courses, the Ethics Program includes a Fellows Program, a National Ethics Bowl Competition, and a national two-day lecture and meeting presentation.

As a leader in the insurance business, Bill Poe has directed Poe Financial Group in five years to become one of the largest property insurers in the State of Florida with over 117,000 clients.* Member companies of Poe Financial Group, Southern Family Insurance Company and Atlantic Preferred Insurance Company offer a broad range of insurance and financial products and services. The organization specializes in homeowner (including condo-unit owner), commercial habitational and small business insurance risks.

Southern Family Insurance Company is rated B++ by A.M. Best. Atlantic Preferred Insurance Company and Southern Family Insurance Company hold "A Prime Unsurpassed" ratings from Demotech, Inc., a national rating firm recognized by national lending institutions including Fannie Mae Fannie Mae: see Federal National Mortgage Association. , Freddie Mac Freddie Mac: see Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. , HUD Hud (hd), a pre-Qur'anic prophet of Islam. Hud unsuccessfully exhorted his South Arabian people, the Ad, to worship the One God. , and the Federal National Mortgage Association.

The Poe Financial Group is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Additional information is available through its website at http://www.poefinancialgroup.com/

* A.M. Best Database Services Five-Year Trend Study for the Top 50 Writers.

Contact: David Gough of Poe Financial Group, +1-813-259-4026

Website: http://www.poefinancialgroup.com/
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