As President and Chief Executive Officer of LassiterWare, Doug Childers Jr. is leading the agency to new heights. His passion for excellence has been a part of his character since joining LassiterWare in 2005. Doug was consecutively recognized and awarded as a top producer in his first eight years with the agency. During this time, he proved his leadership in a variety of ways including building a non-profit specialty from the ground up for the agency. His skill sets in management, forecasting, strategy and pure knowledge of the insurance business propelled him to President/CEO in 2013.
In his current role, Doug oversees the management of the five profit centers throughout LassiterWare’s five geographical locations within Florida. Doug’s desire for creating and maintaining an inspiring and successful business starts with the LassiterWare employees in ensuring support and resources needed in exceeding their clients’ expectations. LassiterWare has been named a “Golden 100” company throughout the years by the Orlando Business Journal since 2015. LassiterWare was also recognized as the Insurance Journal’s 2017 “Best Agency to Work for Gold Winner” in the Southeast, a step up from its Silver honor in 2016.
Doug is extremely active in the community through several organizations including the agency’s own nonprofit, LassiterWare Cares. Under his direction, LassiterWare was awarded the “2015 Humanitarian Award” by the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Sentinel’s 2015 “Top 100 Companies for Working Families,” the 2016 “Make More Happen Award” by Safeco Insurance, and 2017 brought a year of record-breaking accomplishes in initiatives by the LassiterWare Cares foundation and the LassiterWare employees.
Childers graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management. Doug and his wife Heather have three daughters Sydney, Charlee and Saylah.