After graduating from Florida State University in 2009 with his degree in insurance and risk management, Ian Keith moved back home to Fort Myers to work for Keith Insurance, which his father began over 30 years ago.

Following in his father’s footsteps, yet clearing a path of his own, Keith has helped grow the agency at a healthy pace while managing a multi-million-dollar book of business.

In addition to his insurance career, Keith is also co-owner and founder of Coastal Conversions LLC.

Through his dealings with clients, Keith found many homes in the area were failing windstorm mitigation inspections. But there have been trying times, after which he relied on his mentor. “My dad told me, ‘People can try to take everything away from you, but what they can’t take are your morals and ethics,’” Keith says. “When faced with challenges, or even opportunities, learning to stand up for myself and what I believe in, even if it’s not the most popular decision, was a lesson I’m glad I learned early on.”

Away from the office, Keith spends as much time as possible with his grandparents, mother, father, stepmother and stepsisters, all of whom live in the area. He is a true Floridian and enjoys everything Southwest Florida has to offer, especially beach volleyball, jet skiing and boating.