Joe McCaw Honored with AFSA's Distinguished Service Award


Jacksonville Executive Honored with Consumer Finance Industry's Highest Award


WASHINGTON, October 26, 2011 - Joe McCaw, president of Life of the South, has been honored this week with the American Financial Services Association's (AFSA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA).

McCaw was one of three executives to receive the 2011 DSA during AFSA's 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The association's highest honor, the DSA is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to the industry and the association's growth on a national level, advanced its mission and objectives, and raised its image.

In addition to his role as president of Life of the South, the payment protection, debt protection and warranty brand of Fortegra Financial, McCaw is also executive vice president and a member of the Executive Committee of Fortegra.

Prior to joining Life of the South, McCaw held a number of executive positions with the Lyndon Insurance Group, Voyager Insurance Group and Citicorp Acceptance Company. McCaw graduated from Westminster College and has an MBA from Lindenwood University.

McCaw currently serves on the association's Business Partner Advisory Board and the AFSA Education Foundation Board of Directors.

Based in Washington, D.C., AFSA ( is the national trade association for the consumer credit industry, protecting access to credit and consumer choice. Its 350 members include consumer and commercial finance companies, auto finance/leasing companies, mortgage lenders, credit card issuers, industrial banks and industry suppliers.

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