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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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    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

    Risk Advisor

    In 2014, Josh Helmuth opened the office for Lykes Insurance in Lakewood Ranch to serve Sarasota and Manatee counties. He joined Lykes Insurance as a risk consultant in 2011, specializing in corporate risk management and insurance program design, with a particular focus on business owners in the construction, agriculture/food services and manufacturing industries.

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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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    Hunter Dane

    Risk Advisor

    Hunter Dane joined Lykes Insurance as a risk consultant in 2013. After working with American Income Life, where he represented life and health products in the Jacksonville area, he returned to Southwest Florida.

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    Hildie Haviland

    Risk Advisor

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

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    Sean Mainwaring

    Risk Advisor

    Sean joined Lykes Insurance in December of 2016 as a Risk Advisor.

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    Nick Leone

    Risk Advisor

    Nick Leone joined Lykes Insurance as a risk advisor In July of 2015. Prior to joining Lykes, Nick was an account manager with Gartner, where he consistently met and exceeded quota responsibility for contract value...

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    Debra J. Coad, CPIA

    Senior Account Executive

    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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    Linda K. Johnson

    Senior Account Executive

    Linda Johnson has been with Lykes Insurance and previously Insurance Management Corp. since 2001, and specializes in large agricultural and construction accounts. Previously she was with Oswald Trippe & Co.

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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

    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

    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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    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 Butler

    Property & Casualty Claims Consultant

    Jennifer joined Lykes Insurance in 2013, as a Property & Casualty Claims consultant. She brings with her 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

    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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    Yenitza Guzman

    Account Executive

    Yenitza Guzman is a Client Service Specialist in our Small Commercial Business Unit and has been with Lykes Insurance and previously Insurance Management Corp. since 2003. Prior to joining Lykes, she worked as a Client Service Agent at Alan Williams & Associates, in Fort Myers, Florida for 15 years were she worked in Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Dept...

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    Yaritza Guzman, CPSR

    Account Manager

    Yaritza joined Lykes Insurance in 2011 as an administrate assistant and receptionist. In August 2014, she obtained her 4-40 license and earned her Certified Professional Service Representative (CPSR) designation...

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    Veronica M. Hawkins

    Commerical Account Manager

    Veronica joined Lykes Insurance as an Account Manager as of January 2017 with previous experience including claims adjusting and commercial account management.

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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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    Heather F. Leivas

    Commercial Account Manager

    Heather joined Lykes Insurance in 2016 but has 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

Employee Benefits

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    Rob Pariseau, CEBS, CLU

    Executive Vice President

    Rob is an executive vice president and employee benefit practice leader at Lykes Insurance. With over 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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    Cindy Shultz, GBA

    Senior Account Executive

    Cindy joined Lykes Insurance as part of the AGIS Tampa Bay acquisition in 2012. An account executive with 14 years of experience in the employee benefits market, she has worked with employers of all sizes and types (from small employer groups up to employer groups with 6,000 employees)...

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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.

Private Risk Management

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    Kelly Overcash

    Private Risk Division Manager and Risk Advisor

    An eighth generation native Floridian, Kelly Overcash’s career spans 25 years of professional consultation with family offices, business executives and prominent, affluent individuals around the country regarding insurance solutions for complex...

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    Sherry Hicks

    Private Account Executive

    Sherry joined the Lykes Insurance team in 2014 as an Account Executive with the Private Risk Division. Coming off her tenure at Wells Fargo Insurance Services, she brings more than 25 years of experience with an emphasis on risk management and insurance placement for high profile individuals.

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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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    Michele Mars

    Private Account Executive

    Michele has been working in the insurance industry since 1982 starting her career out as a direct writer customer service representative for New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company in Ewing NJ...

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    Carol Ross

    Personal 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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