First Protective presents Sprit Award to Neil Bailey

Published 1:37 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020


First Protective, a national financial services marketing organization headquartered in Birmingham, has bestowed its highest award, The Spirit of First Protective, to Neil Bailey at its recent Elite Producer Conference.

Elected entirely by peers, winners are recognized for contributions to their clients, communities and industry, and must demonstrate generosity, encouragement and inspirational leadership.

“Neil has a long, distinguished history of insurance industry leadership, community involvement, and helping others,” Eric Miller, President of First Protective said. “A consistent elite producer, he has built his business on a foundation of trust, creating long-term relationships with his clients.”

Bailey began his career 53 years ago. A resident of Helena, he has a long history of developing and supporting the YMCA in Pelham, Alabaster and Shelby County.

Bailey began his distinguished career in the insurance industry 53 years ago and is a life-and-qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, as well as a qualifier of Top of the Table. With a heart for giving, Bailey continues to give back to his community and throughout the greater Birmingham area with a special passion for developing and supporting the YMCA in Pelham, Alabaster and Shelby County.

He is also deeply involved in the Developing Alabama Youth program that delivers critical services to at-risk youth and their families, providing a pathway to success through counseling and academic remediation. Bailey is a life-long resident of Shelby County. He and his wife Shawnna reside in Helena.

“I can say without hesitation that this year’s honoree truly exceeds the exceptional criteria to be a Spirit of First Protective winner,” Miller said. “I am honored to present this award to this Platinum producer, who is also our top life producer for 2018.”

Protective Life Corporation provides financial services through the production, distribution and administration of insurance and investment products throughout the U.S. For more information about First Protective, visit