Joe Pallant is a business savvy Miami Beach native who thought the fax machine was a brilliant idea. He obtained his MBA from the University of Miami. He’s a real estate broker and licensed property and casualty insurance agent for the state of Florida.
How did he get into this field? “As with many things in life, it was accident and timing,” Pallant wrote. “After graduating with my MBA, I tried to get a job in New York during a time of economic downturn. No one was hiring and I ended up back in Florida where a friend offered me an entry-level job in insurance.”
In 1996, he opened Pallant Insurance Agency, a career milestone. There were only two employees at the time, and since then his company has grown into one of the largest insurance agencies in the region. He supports the local LGBT community through working with organizations that help protect rights of gays and lesbians.