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Welcome Chris LaChance to the FAN Family

Florida Agency Network Welcomes Chris LaChance as its New Sales Manager

Florida Agency Network is pleased to announce the addition of Chris LaChance as its Sales Manager. Chris will oversee the sales initiatives within the Tampa Bay area and throughout the State of Florida.

A Tampa Bay native, Chris began his professional career in 1994 working for First American Title. He went from bicycle Courier, to scanning files, to front desk Receptionist, to processing files, to “almost” becoming a Closer, but decided instead to transition over to Agency Sales in 2005. Chris excelled in his Agency Sales position, ultimately reaching a level of national recognition reserved for the few top salespeople within the company nationwide. In 2015, Chris was promoted to Gulf Coast Agency Manager in Florida, where he was responsible for training additional sales staff to assist in servicing the agency network he had helped build over the years, in addition to managing the local title production staff supporting the agent base.

“We are thrilled to have Chris join the team. His proven success and growth within the industry will propel FAN and its members to new heights, and help us achieve some lofty sales goals we have set for the company over the next few years,” said Mike LaRosa, COO of the Florida Agency Network

In his new role as Sales Manager, Chris will work on improving long-established relationships and gaining market share for the members of Florida Agency Network. With over 20 years of experience, Chris brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position.

FAN Announces New Chief Information Security Officer Matthew Froning

Breaking news from The Network!

Florida Agency Network is proud to announce Matthew Froning as its new Chief Information Security Officer.

With over 20 years in the Information Security industry, Matt brings a unique background that includes a deep technical experience along with an understanding of balancing security and operations. Matt has led the charge for improving security processes and procedures for organizations while tightening controls to protect from cyberattacks.

“We are pleased to welcome Matthew to our team. His reputation, expertise and intimate knowledge of industry best practices will allow us to design and deploy a best-in-class, global security strategy,” said Aaron M. Davis, CEO of Florida Agency Network.

Matt will drive FAN’s existing information security program, and collaborate with the industry to implement best practices on information security. These complex cyber strategy solutions and partnerships will ensure Florida Agency Network has the most effective, broad security postures.

For more information on  how FAN and Matt can help your agency, contact us.


To read the full announcement, click here.

Florida Agency Network Welcomes Andrea Somers to the Team

Andrea Somers

Andrea Somers

Compliance Officer, Florida Agency Network

As a licensed title agent in the State of Florida with over 14 years of experience, Andrea Somers has the knowledge and experience to provide guidance on compliance requirements within the Florida Agency Network.

Entering the title world in 2001, Andrea worked her way through the ranks to become National Vendor Manager at TransContinental Title Company. In her role, Andrea managed third-party vendors nationwide, including all notary signing agents and title abstractors. In 2010, she began managing several different departments with New House Title, LLC, including Contracts, Processing, Closing, Funding, and Post Closing.

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family while relaxing at the beach or checking out local food festivals.

Click here to congratulate and welcome Andrea to the FAN family!



Welcome Ron Donalson to the family!

Ron Donalson

Ron Donalson, Director of Marketing

Florida Agency Network proudly welcomes Ron Donalson to its expanding team. In 1982, Ron and his business partner Tommy Alday established Alday-Donalson Title Insurance. For over 29 years, they worked and grew Alday-Donalson to become one of the largest and most respected independent title insurance agencies in the State of Florida with 20 offices throughout the Tampa Bay area.

After the tragic passing of his partner, Ron joined Universal Land Title as Director of Marketing, which was later purchased by First American Title in 2014.

Ron served in the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his tour in Vietnam. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with his 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is a 32 Degree Mason and has served as Honorary Deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff ’s Department for over 20 years.

The Florida Agency Network is excited to have Ron on board to help grow its statewide footprint of title agencies, provide mentorship and guidance to the Marketing Team, and carry forward the tradition of providing excellent customer service to our clients, while serving our industry and community.

Contact Ron today! Ron@FLagency.net