President - FSB Agency, Inc.
Gladys Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Miami and a 220 Insurance license to serve all 50 US States and Territories. Gladys has been an advocate for women and small businesses for almost 30 years and is the president and owner of FSB Agency, Inc. (Friend of Small Businesses). FSB Agency specializes in providing contract surety bonding for construction and service firms, as well as educating them on the how to qualify for various types of bonds.
Gladys began helping minority and small businesses gain access to opportunities in the early 1990’s with Florida Power & Light Company through their Minority Business Expansion Program that saw an 18% increase in contracting opportunities. This opened the door for Gladys to work with several major entities, including FDOT, SBA, Miami-Dade County, and MBDA to focus on working capital and bonding for small, minority and women businesses. As a financial strategic partner with M. Gill & Associates and its MBDA Programs, Gladys has helped to bond hundreds of MBEs and was honored by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, MBDA in Washington, DC with the National MEDWeek Award for Capital Access in 2020.