There is only one way to describe Joe, and it is in his name: Joe Flood. Simply saying Joe is an expert in flood only scratches the surface. Joe Flood is a nationally recognized and award winning flood specialist, author, columnist, and sought-after speaker on flood insurance, resiliency, community outreach, and more.
Joe “Flood” Rossi is seen as one of the foremost experts on flood insurance in the nation. Joe is President and CEO of Joe Flood Insurance Brokerage, Inc., and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition. Joe also sits on and Chairs numerous other boards and committees both locally and nationally. Joe has also recently been awarded the national CRS Award for Excellence by FEMA.
“I’ve dedicated my life to flood insurance, resilience, and flood education. In doing so, my two primary goals are protecting life and protecting property. Both can be done and balanced in a way that stakeholders can reduce their flood risk, their flood costs, and become more resilient at the same time”. -Joe “Flood” Rossi
Joe leads the National Flood Association (NFA) Risk Rating 2.0 taskforce, Chairs the Independent Insurance Agent and Brokers Association’s (IIABA) Flood Insurance Sub Committee, and is a member of the Flood Insurance Producers National Committee. Joe Chairs the Town of Marshfield, Massachusetts’ Community Rating System (CRS) committee and is on the Massachusetts Association of Floodplain Management’s Board of Directors. Joe graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Joe began in the field by Chairing the Town of Marshfield Seawall Committee in 2010.
“I see flood insurance as a tool for community resiliency. Imagine all the financial resources we have access to as silos. Flood insurance, and other insurance, is our fastest and most available resource for individuals and communities to rebound after an event “. -Joe Flood Rossi
In addition to the professional work Joe does, Joe is a regular contributor to the Claims and Litigation Management magazine and the Big I magazine, is published in several newsletters and books, and is a syndicated newspaper columnist.
My career started in stakeholder advocacy. I understand the pains of flooding and the financial cost associated with them, not only for communities but also individuals and their property. So my personal mission is to make our communities more resilient to floods, while limiting the cost of flood protection to stakeholders. I see this is possible by following five goals:
- Find options to fully insure structures with the best coverage at the most affordable premium.
- Promote mitigation as an option to stakeholders.
- Find cost saving methods for our communities to employ.
- Educate stakeholders on all flood hazards with regular and consistent messaging.
- Find ways for the flood industry to function better for the consumer.