Raymond N. Strickland, Jr., CIC


Ray Strickland is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Benefit Advisors, an Employee Benefits Service Corporation with offices serving the state of Florida from Jacksonville to Bradenton.

Under his leadership, Benefit Advisors has grown to be in the top 1% of insurance agencies representing United Healthcare & Aetna and in the top 5% with Florida Blue. Benefit Advisors is one of a handful of companies to achieve preferred designation status with multiple insurance carriers, proving their ability to sell, service & retain customers. In addition, Benefit Advisors has been recognized as a “Best Company to Work for in Florida” in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 by Florida Trend Magazine and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Throughout his 26-year professional career in Ocala, Mr. Strickland has served on several community boards of directors. They include the following: Ocala/Marion Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Hospice of Marion County, United Way of Marion County, Leadership Ocala Class I, Advanced Leadership Class I, Leadership Alumni, Kiwanis Club of Ocala, YMCA, Access to Healthcare, Inc. and a candidate for Marion County Commission.

Mr. Strickland is a businessman and statesman involved in leading his community and business to new heights. His personal business motto exemplifies his beliefs: "Loyal Employees are created by Loyal Leaders."

Ray may be contacted by calling (352) 598-3029 or via email at rstrickland@benefit-advisors.com.

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