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Ed Ellsasser, CEO, PrimeGroup Insurance

November 27, 2023

Ed is the CEO of PrimeGroup Insurance which he started in 1999. PGI has 40 employees with offices in Tampa, Orlando, and West Palm Beach. PGI offers commercial insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance including home and auto. PrimeGroup’s Core Values centers on clients, employees, and giving back in the communities where we do business. PGI has been nominated for many awards over the years including Best Places to Work, Small Business of the Year, Tampa Bay Business Journal Top 20 Tampa Bay P and C Agency and Health Agency, and the Corporate Philanthropy Award. Ed previously was a partner in PrimePay which had 500 employees and a 160 million dollar exit in March of 2021 and has been an investor in real estate and other businesses. Ed attended Indiana University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Ed is currently on the Board of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay and is the immediate past chair, Leadership Tampa Bay Board Member, Westshore Alliance Treasurer, CEOs in Schools Partner with West Tampa Elementary (Title 1 School) and supports the school with campus cleanups, field trips for the
students, supplies, furniture, teacher appreciation events, started a PTA and much more. Ed is also involved with the STAR Network which helps with Special Operation Forces transitioning out of MacDill’s SOCOM to business careers.

Ed lives in Tampa with his wife Laura and has 2 sons Austin and Joseph who are entrepreneurs. Ed enjoys sports, fishing, and skiing with his family.