Congratulations to Maureen Rulison of Burns Financial & Insurance Services. She was selected as the 2016 Business Associate of the Year.

Maureen Rulison has been serving senior Americans since 1988, first in her capacity with The Department of Children and Families as a Public Assistance Specialist and as a Supervisor in the Aging and Adult Program, and later in 2004 when started her own company Caregiver Support and Resources working in the private sector helping families qualify their loved ones for Medicaid Institutional Care Program benefits, VA Aid & Attendance benefits and creating Life Care Plans for aging members of her community. Maureen has worked with Financial & Insurance Services for the past 10 years as a third party vendor. In January 2014 Maureen joined Financial & Insurance Services as the company's Medicaid Specialist/Marketing Director.


Other Business Associates:

1983-1984 Frank Robert – Arcadia Counseling

1984-1985 Mike Mastej

1985-1986 John McGee – First City Bank

1986-1987 Gary Fox – TV Shopper Magazine

1987-1988 Marnie Tate – Northwestern Mutual Life

1988-1989 Marcia Tomchay

1989-1990 Kathleen Aronson-CPA Saltmarsh, Cleveland & Gund

1990-1991 Eddie Mae Owens-Liberty Bank

1991-1992 Mike Mitchell-Okaloosa County Commissioner

1992-1993 Tom Conner-Playground Daily News

1993-1994 Judy Byrne Riley-Valparaiso Realty

1994-1995 Dr. Dianne Barler-University of West Florida

1995-1996 Lynne Christen-AmSouth Bank

1996-1997 Jeanne Rief-Northwest Florida Daily News

1997-1998 Judy Elgin-Little Caesar’s Pizza

1998-1999 Jane Briere-UWF Small Business Development Center

1999-2000 Marvin DeBolt-Northwest Florida Daily News

2000-2001 Susan Meyers-Choctaw Enterprises, Inc

2001-2002 Lisa Coker-TSA Consulting Group

2002-2003 Kathy Browe & Bob Atkisson-Heavenly Ham

2003-2004 Aimee Shaffer-Cumulus Broadcasting

2004-2005 Kathi & Gary Heapy-Stone Mountain Flooring Outlet

2005-2006 King Vaughn-Albertson’s Grocery Stores; Chris Sehman-Helen Back

2006-2007 Lisa Stuart-Brava Hair Studio & Day Spa; Matt Ritter-Edward Jones & Associates

2007-2008  Kathy Houchins-The Breakers on Okaloosa Island; Sherry Kennedy-Visionary Technologies & Design, Inc.; Steve and Paulette Peterson-Shalimar Yacht Basin

2008-2009 Vickie Warner-Resort Quest; Pam White-Coastal Bank & Trust; Joni Flanagan-Curves of Ocean City

2009-2010 Denise Hillis-Hillis Graphics

2010-2011 Linda Deyo-Perfect Occasions

2011-2012 Tammy McDaniel-Tammy’s Journeys    

2013-2014 Shareen Ketchem-SRK Fine Jewelry

2014-2015 Nancy Henson-Gulf Power

Deanna Loftis-Harris Business Machines         

American Business Women's Association
Emerald Coast Chapter #1579
P.O. Box 731 
Fort Walton Beach, FL  32549