Main Location3131 Lonnbladh RoadTallahassee, FL 32308
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Robert K. Bacon
President, Commercial Account Executive
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 Community Bank and is a Trustee of the Tallahassee Police Officers' Supplemental Share Retirement Plan. In 2004, Bobby was recognized by the Rotary Clubs of the Tallahassee area with their "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
Senior Vice President, Com'l Account Executive
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.
Secretary - Treasurer, Com'l Account Executive
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.
Vice President - Employee Benefits
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.
Commercial Insurance Manager
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.
Commercial Marketing Director
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.
Commercial Account Executive
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.
Wm. Keith Jones CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CASL, AAI
Keith is a Graduate of Florida State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Risk Management-Insurance (1981). 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. Jones is also an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster as a college football analyst, serves as an analyst for football and basketball on the Seminole IMG Radio Network, and is the Co-host of the weekly Radio Show - The Front Row - airing in the Tallahassee marketplace.
Terri Carson AAI
Commercial Account Manager / Executive
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.
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.
Supervisor of Commercial Account Managers
Crystal joined our agency in 2014 with an extensive background in surety. She obtained her 2-20 agent license and services many Commercial Lines clients. Crystal became the Commercial Account Manager supervisor in 2018.
Becca Musil CIC, CISR
Commercial Account Manager
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. In addition, Becca holds the prestigious Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
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.
Cindi Cavallaro AAI, CPIW, MCP
Commercial Account Manager / IT Liaison
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 2-20 Florida Property and Casualty license. She served on the board of the Applied Client Network North Florida users group of Applied Systems as President, Vice President and Secretary from 2010 to 2015.
Erin brings her Commercial Lines experience to our team as a licensed 2-20 agent.
Commercial Lines Processor
Haley joined our staff in 2019, serving as our Front Office Customer Service Liaison.
Julie is a graduate of the University of Florida and joined our agency in 2015. She holds the 4-40 insurance license and enjoys assisting our Commercial clients in her role as a Commercial Account Manager.
Assistant Commercial Account Manager
Nichole joined our Commercial Lines team in July 2019. She has over four years of insurance experience in both Personal and Commercial Lines. Nichole earned her General Lines 2-20 license in 2015. Prior to working in insurance, Nichole served as an Environmental Compliance Analyst and Community Association Manager.
An interesting story, Susie began her career in the insurance industry in 2013 in North Dakota even though she was raised in nearby Wakulla County. We're happy she's back in Florida and putting her Commercial Lines experience to work for our agency.
Suzi Reiter ACSR
Suzi's insurance career began in 1975. She earned her Degree in Risk Management & Insurance from Florida State University in 1978.
Employee Benefits Broker
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.
Individual Health & Benefits Specialist
Don is an Individual Health and Benefits Specialist for the Earl Bacon Agency. A long time resident of Tallahassee, Don earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in English and History. Having been a former English Teacher, he is driven to help clients understand their coverage. He holds a Florida 215 Life and Health License and specializes in Medicare, Marketplace and Individual Under 65 Health Insurance.
Jeff is an Employee Benefits consultant for the Earl Bacon Agency. He specializes in helping businesses create a benefits package to suit their needs. Jeff is a 2006 graduate of Florida State University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. He holds his 2-15 Life, Health and Variable Annuities and 2-20 Property and Casualty licenses.
Benefits Senior Account Manager
Cynthia joined the Earl Bacon Agency in 2015 in our Employee Benefits division with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining our agency, Cynthia worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana in Baton Rouge for over 19 years. She holds a Florida 215 Life and Health License with a PAHM designation.
Peggy J. Gainey
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 a Past President of Capital Area Association of Health Underwriters and is currently the Communications Chair of the Florida Association of Health Underwriters.
Personal Lines Manager
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.
Personal Lines Assistant Manager
Lauren is a Tallahassee native who graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre. She joined our Personal Lines Department in 2013. Lauren holds the 4-40 insurance license. We are pleased to have Lauren as part of our team of insurance professionals.
Personal Account Manager
Caroline is a Tallahassee local and an alumni of Florida State University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art, and previously worked for Theatre Tallahassee as their Membership Coordinator. Caroline joined us in 2015. She started out directing our front office operations and currently serves as a Personal Lines Account Manager.
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.
Marlee is a 2019 graduate of Flagler College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication and Public Relations. After working in the Marketing and Public Relations Industry over the course of 5 years, Marlee decided to make the career change to the Insurance Industry in October 2019, and is working towards her 4-40 insurance license. Marlee has lived in many cities across the southeast, however, she claims Athens, GA as her hometown.
Social Media Director
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. She became a licensed 2-20 agent in 2014.
Jerome keeps our office running smoothly, responsible for mail room, archiving and imaging tasks as well as supply orders.
John Nylen Jr.
Vice President, Commercial Account Executive
Mr. Nylen is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Economics.
Beverly has enjoyed many years in the insurance industry. She joined the Earl Bacon Agency team in 2001.
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.
HR Technology Coordinator
Senior Personal Account Manager
Pam has been with the agency since 1988 and holds a 220 Florida Property & Casualty Agent's license.