Lykes Insurance Adds Three Risk Advisors

by Bill Taulbee | January 25, 2017
Lykes Insurance, a premier commercial insurance firm headquartered in Tampa with additional offices in Fort Myers, Sarasota and Winter Park, has hired Hildie Haviland and Sean Mainwaring as risk advisors, Commercial Property and Casualty; and Brittany Spaziano as a risk advisor specializing in Employee Benefits. They will serve clients throughout the state, with a focus on the Tampa Bay area market.

“We are very pleased to add Hildie, Brittany and Sean to our growing commercial and employee benefits practices,” says Bill Taulbee, CEO and president of Lykes Insurance.   Their experience and consultative style make them a perfect fit for Lykes’ partnership approach to client relationships.” 

Prior to joining Lykes, Haviland was a business development associate at USC Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, where she helped connect manufacturing companies with cost reduction services.   Previously, she was marketing and business development director at Gordon Advisors, P.C., a Certified Public Accounting Firm;  and account manager at MSC Industrial Supply, the world’s largest metalworking supply company.  Haviland earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Michigan State University and holds a general lines -- property and casualty -- license.

Spaziano came to Lykes Insurance from OASIS Outsourcing, where she was a professional employer consultant, marketing a full line of HR solutions, including employee benefits.  Prior to that, she was an insurance and PEO broker with Source One Partners; and senior sales consultant/team lead at CBeyond, Inc., a provider of bundled communication services.  A graduate of University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, she holds a life, health and variable annuities license as well as property and casualty. 

Mainwaring was formerly sales director at Anchor Insurance Group of Florida, where he developed relationships with referral sources, carriers and clients; client advisor at Webb Insurance Group and personal lines sales agent for BB&T Oswalde Trippe & Co. and Ostroff Insurance Group.  A graduate of University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, he holds 220 licenses for all lines of commercial insurance and a 215 license for health, life and variable annuities. 

About Lykes Insurance

Lykes Insurance was founded in 1925 by Lykes Bros. Inc., a 100-year-old privately held Florida-based company. As a premier commercial insurance firm with offices in Tampa, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Winter Park, Lykes Insurance focuses on building long lasting partnerships with companies and individuals, providing protection for businesses, managing risk and designing innovative benefit solutions. For more information, please visit