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  • Robert K. Bacon

    President, Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 235
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Bobby Bacon has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Earl Bacon Agency since 1995. He is a 1976 graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. In addition, Bobby holds post graduate designations as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), and Certified Public Pension Trustee (CPPT). Bobby began his insurance career in 1981 and has extensive experience in all lines of insurance. He is a Director of the Sunshine Savings Bank and is Trustee of the Tallahassee Police Officers' Supplemental Share Retirement Plan. In 2004, Bobby was recognized by the Rotary Club of Tallahassee with its "Ethics in Business" Award and he was named the Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  • Robert J. Nylen

    Vice-President, Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 237
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Bobby attended Jacksonville University and Florida State University and has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry. He is a past-President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Tallahassee.

  • Phillip Bacon

    Secretary - Treasurer, Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 239
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Phil is a 1980 Graduate of the College of Insurance, New York, from which he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining the Earl Bacon Agency, Phil was an underwriter for U.S.F.& G. in New York and Jackson, MS.

    Phil Bacon and his wife are members of the Springtime Tallahassee 20th Century Krewe.  Phil also serves on the Springtime Tallahassee Andrew Jackson staff.

  • Ken Stevenson

    Vice President - Employee Benefits
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 255
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Ken is an employee benefits broker for the Earl Bacon Agency. He specializes in providing benefit choices to the business community. In 2003 Ken was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Governor's Task Force on Access to Affordable Health Insurance. Ken currently serves as the Vice Legislative Chair for the Florida Association of Health Underwriters. He is also a member of the City of Tallahassee CHSP Citizens review team.

  • Phyllis Burkhart

    Controller
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 223
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Phyllis earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Services Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. In addition, she holds a Certificate in Business Management and has over 15 years experience in the field. Phyllis also serves on several non-profit charity committees throughout the community.

  • Taylor Roberts

    Receptionist
    Office: (850) 878-2121
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Taylor is a 2013 graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Hospitality Management.  Her multitude of duties include welcoming our customers at the reception desk, planning agency events, scanning mail, managing the switchboard and assisting with our Personal Lines department operations.  We are fortunate to have Taylor on our team!

  • Jerome Campbell

    Facilities Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 245
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Jerome keeps our office running smoothly, responsible for mail room, archiving and imaging tasks as well as supply orders.

  • Van Madsen

    Commercial Insurance Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 234
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Van holds the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) professional designation and a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management - Insurance from FSU (1984). He has worked on the agency side of the business in Tallahassee since 1984.

  • Denise Hilgenfeldt

    Commercial Marketing Director
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 254
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Denise has been a licensed insurance agent since 1996. She is currently pursuing the Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation and holds a 220 General Lines license. In addition, Denise obtained an Associates Degree in Psychology from Purdue University, 1981, and is listed in the 2003 registry of Who's Who of Business Professionals.

  • Barbara Lewandowski

    Supervisor of Commercial Account Managers
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 233
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Barbara's experience in an insurance agency began in 1972, with her tenure at Earl Bacon Agency commencing in 1987. Barbara holds the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) Designation and currently supervises all Commercial Account Managers in addition to servicing numerous Commercial accounts.

  • Terri Carson AAI

    Commercial Account Manager / Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 252
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Terri has 20 years experience in Accounting & Management and switched to the Insurance Industry in 2001. She holds a 220 license with an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designation and also holds a Life & Health including Variable Annuity License.

  • Cindi Cavallaro AAI, CPIW, MCP

    Commercial Account Manager/IT Liaison
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 229
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Commercial Account Manager/IT Liaison, Cindi has worked in the insurance industry since 1988 and is a past-President of Insurance Women of Tallahassee. Educational and professional accomplishments include a B.A. in Humanities, Florida State University, the Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation, A+ Certification from Comp TIA and a Microsoft Certified Professional designation. Cindi also holds the 220 Florida Property and Casualty license. She currently sits on the board of the ASCnet North Florida users group of Applied Systems as President.

  • Clay Dodson

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 263
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Clay has worked in the insurance industry since 2007.  He holds the Florida 215 Life and Health License as well as the 220 Property Casualty license.  Clay is a Tallahassee native and attended the University of Alabama.

  • Rupy Dyal CPCU

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 257
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    With a Masters degree in English and a CPCU designation, Rupy is well qualified to handle the challenges of the insurance marketplace.  She places a high value on efficient and courteous customer service.

     

    Rupy started her career with Marsh & McLennan and has experience as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for national insurance companies. She has 10+ years of insurance experience on both the company and agency/broker sides of the business.

     

  • Carla Glunt

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 258
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Carla joined the Earl Bacon Agency in 2005. She has worked in the insurance industry since 1978 and obtained her Florida Property & Casualty 220 Agent's license in 1991.

  • Beverly Hamrick

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 249
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Beverly has enjoyed many years in the insurance industry. She joined the Earl Bacon Agency team in 2001.

  • Wm. Keith Jones CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CASL, AAI

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 231
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Keith is a Graduate of Florida State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management-Insurance (1981). In his 30-plus years in the insurance industry, Keith has earned professional designations as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL), and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI). He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at FSU/College of Business. Mr. Jones is also an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster as a college football analyst for both the SUN Sports Network and FOX Sports Florida, serves as the color analyst for basketball on the Seminole/IMG Radio Network and is a featured Columnist for The Osceola newspaper.

  • Nancy Klucher

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 228
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Nancy has been employed with Earl Bacon Agency since 1975. She obtained her 220 Florida Property & Casualty Agent's license in 1995.

  • Will Messer

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 241
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Will Messer specializes in providing cost benefit solutions to various business types with respect to risk management. Areas of expertise include property and casualty, worker's compensation, life and health insurance. Will began his career in 1994 and has experience with construction specialist, restaurants, law firms, physicians practices, and governmental agencies. As a rule of thumb, Will strives to bring an understandable approach to making risk management decisions easy.

  • Becca Musil CISR

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 232
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Becca graduated in 2010 from Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing. She joined the Earl Bacon Agency in 2010. Becca earned the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation and holds the General Lines Agent 2-20 license.

  • John Nylen Jr

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 240
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Mr. Nylen is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Economics.

  • Kasey Pressley

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 250
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Mr. Pressley is a Graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management-Insurance. Previously, Kasey played professionally for the Chicago Cubs Baseball organization.

  • Suzi Reiter ACSR

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 227
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Suzi's insurance career began in 1975. She earned her Degree in Risk Management & Insurance from Florida State University in 1978.

  • Clayton Scott

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 230
    Fax: (850) 878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Clayton is a 2011 Graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Political Science. Clayton has been in the insurance business since Nov 2012. Also, he is a proud supporter of Florida State University Athletics.

  • Gail A. Stults CIC

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 238
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Gail is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Gail earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and holds a Property & Casualty 220 license. Her career has included both the company and agency side of the insurance business over 26 years. She is a past Vice-President of Insurance Women of Kalamazoo.

  • Lauren Bacon

    Health Insurance Agent
    Office: 850-878-2121 x265
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Lauren Bacon is the fourth generation of her family to enter the Florida insurance business.  She is a 2011 graduate of Rollins College earning a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science.  During her time in college, Lauren worked in the Rollins IT Department and she has put that experience to work coordinating the Earl Bacon Agency's Social Media outreach.  She is a recipient of the Leon County "Best and Brightest Award," a graduate of Youth Leadership Tallahassee (Class III), and has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.  Lauren holds the CISR insurance designation.

  • Cathie Brooks

    Customer Service Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 243
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Cathie has obtained the Securities Series 6 and life, health, disability and annuities licenses. She has over 28 years experience in the industry. Her education includes Tallahassee Community College and certification as a vocational instructor from Florida State University. She is past president of the Sunset Rotary club where she lead her club to win the Club of the Year out of 49 other clubs in the north Florida region. She received the president of the year award for her achievements.

  • Bud Carlson CLU

    Agent
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 253
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Mr. Carlson attended Florida State University and is a lifetime resident of Tallahassee, FL. He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1976 and has been a Qualifying and Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 21 years. Bud is past-President of the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council and one of the principal organizers of the Community Foundation of North Florida.

  • Peggy J. Gainey

    Senior Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 256
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Peggy is a Life and Health Agent with over 25 years of insurance experience. She specializes in Group Benefits and is also the Life and Securities specialist for the Agency. She began her career with the Florida Department of Education. After receiving her insurance license, she worked for Woodmen of the World and Bud Carlson, CLU & Associates before joining the Earl Bacon Agency. She is currently President of the Capital Area Association of Health Underwriters and a member of the Capital City Women's Club.

  • Bart Goodson

    Employee Benefits Broker
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 261
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Bart earned his Bachelors degrees in Economics and Marketing from Florida State University in 1985. Prior to joining the agency in January 2005, Bart was the Regional Marketing Representative for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. here in Tallahassee. He is a member of Northside Rotary and The Florida Health Underwriters Association.

  • Kim Steadman

    Senior Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 244
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Kim graduated in 1994 from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and has worked in the insurance industry since 1991. She holds the 215, 218 and 240 insurance licenses. Kim also volunteers with Leon County Schools where her daughters attend school.

  • Carol Keyes

    Personal Lines Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 222
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Carol's insurance career started with Earl Bacon Agency in 1988. She holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) designation.

  • Amy Hirsch CISR

    Personal Insurance Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 225
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Amy holds the 220 General Lines license. She has been with the agency since 1997.

  • Lauren Johns

    Personal Insurance Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 260
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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  • Anita Kirkland

    Personal Insurance Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 264
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Anita is a 1969 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Her insurance career began in 1973. She holds a Florida Property & Casualty Agent's 220 license. Anita's accomplishments include Past President of The Independent Insurance Agents of Tallahassee as well as the Insurance Women of Tallahassee. She is a Past Chairman of the FAIA State Catastrophe Committee and from 1991-1995 was IIAT Coordinator for the InVest Program at Godby High School. In 1995, Anita was awarded with the Insurance Professional of the Year honor.

  • Renee Ramirez

    Personal Insurance Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 248
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Renee joined our agency in 2004. She is a 1989 graduate of Amos P. Godby High School. Her insurance career started in 1987, while in high school. She obtained her Florida Property and Casualty 220 license in 1998. Renee is also involved with several charities throughout the community.

  • Pam Walden

    Personal Insurance Account Manager
    Office: (850) 878-2121 Ext: 226
    Fax: 850-878-2128
    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee FL 32308
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    Pam has been with the agency since 1988 and holds a 220 Florida Property & Casualty Agent's license.