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 Atlas Insurance, one of southwest Florida’s leading commercial and personal insurance providers, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Howard, CIC to the firm’s commercial sales team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Howard to our team of premier commercial agents,” said Rob Brown, President of Atlas Insurance. “His wealth of market knowledge is consistent with our focus and commitment to offering our clients the best value, service and advice for their insurance needs.”

Howard joins Atlas Insurance after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management/Insurance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Florida State University. Upon graduation, Howard obtained his Property/Casualty and Life and Health Insurance licenses and was the youngest recipient in the history of the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) program to earn the CIC designation. Howard is a member of the Young Agents Council and is involved in Sarasota’s Miracle League, Community Haven and Upside Down Foundation. Howard can be reached at

About Atlas Insurance

Atlas Insurance has protected families and businesses for 60+ years, having expanded regionally while remaining firmly rooted in Southwest Florida. As independent agents, the Atlas Insurance team offers the flexibility to combine years of experience and market knowledge to deliver the best advice, solutions and options. For more information, visit

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