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Administration

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    Bill Taulbee, CIC

    Chief Executive Officer / President

    Bill Taulbee joined Lykes Insurance in 1985 as a risk advisor and is now serving as president and chief executive officer...

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    Jeremy E. Miller, CPCU, CIC

    Director of Operations

    Jeremy Miller has joined Lykes Insurance as director of operations to manage operations and support enhanced employee, client and carrier relations. 

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    Cindy Sineriz, CIC, MCP

    Operations Manager

    Cindy Sineriz brings more than 30 years of insurance experience to her position at Lykes Insurance. She specializes in coordinating work flows, policies and procedures to ensure that the company provides excellent customer service to its clients.

Commercial Risk Management

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    R. Mark Webb. CPCU, ARM, AAI

    Senior Vice President

    Mark joined Lykes Insurance as senior vice president in the Fort Myers office in May 2007, after having been a founder and majority interest shareholder of Insurance Management Company, Fort Myers.

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    Richard “Rick” Russo, CPIA

    Senior Vice President

    Rick Russo joined Lykes Insurance in 1998. After beginning his insurance career in 1982 in Personal Lines, he moved to Employee Benefits in 1985. He and his father founded Dahlia Corporation in 1987, where he managed both the Employee Benefits and Personal Lines departments.

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    Christopher Tritt, AAI

    Vice President

    Chris Tritt began his insurance career in 1995 and joined Prudential Insurance in 1997, while earning rookie of the year honors as a top advisor. After moving to Southwest Florida in 1999, he began to focus on the interests of commercial construction clients with revenues of at least $10 million.

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    Fritz Archerd

    Surety Practice Leader and Commercial Risk Advisor

    Fritz Archerd joined Lykes Insurance in 2011 and he currently serves as the firm’s Surety Practice Leader.

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    Josh Helmuth, CIC

    Sarasota Practice Leader and Risk Advisor

    Josh Helmuth joined Lykes Insurance in 2011 as a risk advisor specializing in corporate risk management and insurance program design.

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    Janet Moore, CPCU, CIC

    Risk Advisor

    Janet Moore joined Lykes Insurance in September 2008 and has worked as a commercial insurance agent for more than 30 years. When she moved to Southwest Florida, she began to specialize in in professional liability insurance...

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    Todd Speas

    Risk Advisor

    Todd Speas has been in the insurance industry since 2004, starting his career as a Field Territory Representative for the Insurance Services Office, supervising Bradenton, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hendry, Lee, and Collier counties.  

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    Hildie Haviland

    Client Executive

    Hildie Haviland joined Lykes Insurance as a Risk Advisor in November 2016.

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    Debra J. Coad, CPIA, CIC

    Commercial Practice Leader

    Debbie Coad joined Lykes Insurance in 1990 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of commercial client relationships including customer service, cost containment, risk analysis, claims analysis, communication strategies, benchmarking, marketing and insurer negotiations for middle market to large accounts.

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    Diane Cocking, CIC, CRM, ARM, CPIW

    Senior Account Executive

    Diane Cocking joined Lykes Insurance in 2000, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She learned all aspects of the insurance industry by working in the personal lines and commercial lines area...

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    Penny R. Bouchard, CIC, CISR, AAI

    Senior Account Executive

    Penny Bouchard is a Commercial Senior Account Executive in Lykes Insurance Commercial Division.  She brings over 38 years’ experience in our industry, starting in the Personal Lines Customer Service area and quickly moving to commercial accounts. 

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    Tanya Russo, AIAM, CPIA

    Senior Account Executive

    Tanya Russo joined Lykes Insurance in 1996 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of commercial client relationships including customer service, cost containment, risk analysis, claims analysis, communication strategies, benchmarking, and marketing...

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    Wendy Johnson

    Senior Account Executive

    Wendy Johnson began her insurance career in Atlanta in 1986 and obtained her adjuster license and property and casualty agent license in 1991.

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    Janice Lowe, CPIA

    Account Executive

    Janice Lowe joined the Lykes Team as an Account Executive in May of 2013 specializing in various commercial insurance risks, offering her insurance expertise and dedicated service...

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    Yenitza Guzman, ACSR

    Account Executive

    Yenitza Guzman is a highly experienced Account Executive specializing in all aspects of coverage for healthcare providers and their practice. 

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    Anna M. Evans, ACA, CWC, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Vice President, Claims Management Services

    Anna joined Lykes CMS as vice president of claims management services in 2007, coming from her position as founding partner through Claims Management Services in Fort Myers, Florida.

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    Danise L. Fisher, ACA

    Claims Management Consultant

    Danise joined Lykes Insurance in Claims Management Services (CMS) in June of 2006 where she monitors Workers’ Compensation claims. Danise has special expertise in workers' compensation defense, claims monitoring and in the preparation of modification factor reports. 

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    Jennifer Tracht

    Property & Casualty Claims Consultant

    Jennifer is our Property & Casualty Claims consultant. She has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Lykes, she was a Senior Commercial Claims Adjuster at both Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

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    Cindy McClellan

    Senior Loss Control Consultant

    Cindy joined Lykes Insurance in 2013, as a Loss Control Consultant. She brings 20 plus years of multi business sector of Safety/Risk experience to the insurance industry.

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    Jaime Melendez

    Loss Control Consultant

    Jaime brings a wealth of insight into all aspects of industrial/construction safety, hazards, emergency response, analysis, and training to Lykes’ clients.

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    Rose Young

    Account Manager

    Rose Young has joined Lykes Insurance as a commercial account manager.  She comes to us with experience in commercial insurance, including marine, passenger vessel and international accounts

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    Yaritza Guzman, CISR CPSR

    Account Manager

    Yaritza is a Fort Myers native and second generation insurance professional.

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    Alefa S. Kerry

    Account Manager

    Alefa has been working with Lykes Insurance for 9 years. She has been promoted through several positions, starting as an admin, and is currently an Account Manager, earning her 4-40 license along the way...

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    Cheryl Nevins, AIAM

    Account Manager

    Cheryl Nevins began her career in insurance on a part-time basis while attending Mount Saint Joseph College in Rhode Island.  One year after graduation, she became a Licensed Property Casualty Agent.

Employee Benefits

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    Rob Pariseau, CEBS, CLU

    Executive Vice President

    Rob Pariseau is executive vice president and employee benefit practice leader at Lykes Insurance. With more than 30 years of experience in the Florida middle market, his expertise includes benefits planning, communication, administration, funding, compliance and project management.

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    Luke Opsahl

    Employee Benefits Advisor

    Luke Opsahl joined Lykes Insurance as a human capital & risk advisor, specializing in employee benefits.  Prior to joining Lykes, Luke was a channel sales – territory manager with Accusoft Corporation, where he increased the number of partners from 11 to more than 50...

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    Drew Tyler

    Employee Benefits Advisor

    Drew Tyler is an employee benefits advisor at Lykes Insurance, serving clients throughout the state of Florida.

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    Brittany Spaziano

    Employee Benefits Advisor

     Brittany specializes in helping clients build and implement strategic plans to enhance employee engagement while reducing claims, administrative and compliance costs.

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    Jennifer Zibilich

    Senior Account Executive

    Jennifer joined Lykes Insurance in 2014. An Account Executive with 14 years of experience in the employee benefits market working with both large and small employers. Her responsibilities include relationship management, retention and providing top notch service and support to our Lykes clients.

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    Stephanie Douglas, CWWS

    Benefits Account Executive

    Stephanie Douglas has joined Lykes Insurance as a benefits account executive. Prior to joining Lykes Insurance, Douglas was account manager at Arthur J. Gallagher, where she managed accounts for small- to mid-sized clients.

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    Jennifer Holland

    Benefits Account Manager

    As an account manager, Jennifer has been heavily involved in the design of benefits plans to optimize cost/benefit ratios for her client companies.  

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    Melissa Deveaux

    Benefits Account Manager

    Melissa has spent the last 15 years optimizing and implementing group benefits packages for employers across central Florida.

Private Risk Management

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    John Lowry

    Private Risk Advisor

    As a Private Risk Advisor, John works with individuals to help them discover and address their unique personal exposures including Home, Auto, Life, and Liability.

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    Christy Landen

    Private Account Executive

    Christy joined Lykes Insurance in 2012 as an Account Executive in the Private Risk Division. She specializes in finding coverage for hard-to-place risks and analyzing complex personal insurance portfolios.

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    April Buber

    Private Account Executive

    April Buber has joined Lykes Insurance as a personal lines account executive. Prior to joining Lykes, she was account manager with Vermost & Associates, account manager at Stahl & Associates and account representative for private risk management at Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA. 

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    Carol Ross

    Private Account Executive

    Carol Ross joined the Winter Park office in 2016, bringing more than 30 years of personal insurance experience to the Agency.

Surety Bonds

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    Fritz Archerd

    Surety Practice Leader and Commercial Risk Advisor

    Fritz Archerd joined Lykes Insurance in 2011 and he currently serves as the firm’s Surety Practice Leader.

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