Jim Graganella 


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Jim was the President, CEO, and founding member of Capitol Preferred Insurance Company, Inc., and Southern Fidelity Insurance Company and Southern Fidelity P&C Company in Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He brought to that position 18 years of experience with a Fortune 500 insurance company, and now possesses over 37 years of experience directing all levels of the insurance industry.


Jim’s business skills, coupled with his risk management expertise, have resulted in him being recognized as an influential leader in the insurance industry.  Jim’s innovative business and legal strategy development have allowed him to gain and sustain competitive advantage – demonstrating proficiency in the areas of research, strategic planning, and coordination of acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures.


His areas of expertise include government relations, securities/employment law, contract negotiations, portfolio management and analysis, real estate investments, and transition leadership. Jim is a licensed general line and health agent in the State of Florida.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.