After spending six years in retail insurance sales and underwriting, Taylor Norton founded South Shore Insurance Agency [SSIA] in 2012. In less than four years, his agency has grown to three locations and 18 full-time team members. At age 29, Norton formed an in-house underwriting department to complement the retail division, quickly achieving cover-holder status with Lloyd’s of London. Today, both SSIA and South Shore Insurance Underwriters specialize in providing coverage for coastal communities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina, with the underwriting division managing 1.5 billion in-force coastal CAT capacity.
Norton holds a CIC designation, is past-president of his local AIIA chapter, serves on the boards of CCA Lower Alabama and Ducks Unlimited Lower Alabama, is vice-chair of the Natural Resources and Environmental Board, and is a member of Kiwanis International and My Team Triumph. Each November, his team organizes the Great Turkey Drive, which raises funds to provide holiday meals for more than 350 families.