Jason Levy is Founder and President of Professional Insurance Services, an independent Property and Casualty Agency. With over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry, Jason has established his practice into one of the fastest growing independent insurance companies in Tampa.
Professional Insurance Services is designed to be a full service one-stop shop for all of your personal and business insurance needs. With two different locations in the Tampa area, Jason and his staff specialize in all lines of insurance including: auto, home, boat, commercial property, general liability, and workers compensation. Professional Insurance Services works with over 100 different insurance companies to secure the needed coverage at the most competitive price.
Jason served as a founding member of the Bay Area Advisors (BAA) and was the past President of the group for a three year term. Jason also served BAA as the Moffitt Foundation Liaison for “Martinis for Moffitt”. Jason stays involved in the community and is an active member of SAN of Tampa Bay, Board Member for the Tampa Trifecta, a member of University of Florida Alumni Association, and he is involved with the Young Agent’s Council.
Prior to his career as an independent insurance agent, Jason worked for Nationwide Insurance, as a Commercial Insurance Agent, in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and as an underwriter for Nationwide Insurance in Gainesville, Jason is a native resident of Tampa and currently resides with his wife, daughter and newborn son in the Tampa area.
Greg ToddSenior Risk Advisor
Greg Todd is our Senior Risk Advisor handling both Commercial and Personal lines accounts. Greg joined Professional Insurance in April of 2014 and has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance and mortgage industries. Prior to joining our agency, he worked with a local State Farm agent for several years and as a mortgage broker before that.
Greg also helped form and run a local non-profit organization that raised funds to donate to charities whose focus was helping children and cancer patients. In 2009, he participated in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign helping to raise more than $20,000 for the foundation.
Greg is active in the local Tampa Bay community and continues to work with local charities such as Paint Your Heart Out! Tampa and Champions for Children. A long-time resident of the area, Greg currently lives in Tarpon Springs where he enjoys going to local sporting events, cooking, and spending time with his dogs.
Deanna WeidmanCommercial Account manager
Deanna joined the Professional Insurance Services’ team in July of 2015 as part of a move to the city of Tampa. Bringing 20 years of insurance experience from both the independent and captive agency arenas, she thoroughly enjoys the challenges of the commercial side of insurance, which has been her wheelhouse for almost a decade. She believes that education and experience are fundamental to navigating all lines of insurance, and takes those responsibility seriously, while at the same time focusing keenly on the the client and injecting an ever-ready sense of humor into interactions.
Deanna hails from Tarpon Springs, where she grew up and graduated as a Sponger and attended post-secondary at St. Petersburg College. Family and friends range around the tri-county area of Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough, and Deanna has enjoyed becoming part of each of these fantastic parts of Florida. She has also spent several years in Spain, speaks pretty good Spanish and has traveled more than a little in Europe, South America and Asia. A trip to Japan started her relationship with Clearwater Sister Cities, Inc., which is a non-profit organization that promotes the relationship between Clearwater and Nagano City, Japan. She served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for three years and was the master of ceremony at their 3rd Annual Japanese Spirits Tasting Event in 2015.
Outside of work, Deanna loves dancing, all forms of ballroom and salsa, going to the Renaissance Festival in costume, Halloween, and mornings. It’s true. On her bucket list is the chance to sing karaoke in 6 continents. Three down…three to go.
Susan RothmeelerPersonal Lines Account Manager
I am a Florida Native. I was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital here in Tampa. I am the middle child of three girls. My father still lives in the house that I grew up in. I graduated from Hillsborough High School. I love living in Florida.
I have been in the insurance business for over 25 years. I have spent the majority of my career in an agency. I love working in an agency where I can build client relationships.
In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends listening to local musicians. My husband and I have raised three amazing children. We are proud of the adults they have become and they are the light of our lives.
Carole EstellaSenior Account Executive
Servicing our Personal Lines clients and has been with the agency since April of 2014. Carole was born and raised in the rural Hudson Valley area of New York State. After graduating from college with a major in Spanish/Secondary Education, her first job was with a large insurance company in Syracuse, NY and this served as a springboard into the insurance industry. She moved to Florida in the late 1970’s but still considers herself a “small town girl from New York.”
Carole has worn many hats throughout her insurance career of 30+ years, at both the agency and company level, from manual rater to Senior Underwriter and Trainer. She has worked at other agencies and for large companies such as MetLife, USAA and AAA. She holds an Associate in Underwriting designation and has a 220 license.
While she appreciates the benefits and advancement opportunities that a large company offers, she prefers the more informal atmosphere of an independent agency where there’s a more personal relationship with customers and more flexibility in structuring an insurance plan to fit each client’s needs.
Carole lives in Oldsmar with her husband Paul who is retired. She has 2 step-sons and 5 step-grandchildren. She enjoys reading and keeping up with current events. She is a pop culture and trivia enthusiast and her husband can’t believe she has not yet taken the Jeopardy! test to become a contestant. Although she has no pets at the moment, she grew up with and has owned cats for most of her life and has a soft spot for all God’s creatures. She has been active in her church, Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, for many years, and has also done volunteer work at her local library.
Joe FerrittoRisk Manager
Joseph Ferritto is a Risk Manager who handles personal lines insurance accounts for our agency. Joe joined the personal lines team in early 2018 and has been working in the personal lines insurance industry since 2005.
Originally born and raised in the great state of Ohio, he has called the Tampa Bay area home for the last 12 years. Joe carries a great deal of experience from both the carrier and the agency side. Having started his insurance career with Travelers Insurance in their customer service department to working for several great agencies, he thrives on providing an A+ service experience for clients. He also holds multiple insurance licenses throughout the state of Florida.
Joe prides himself on working with multiple charities throughout the Bay Area. His favorite charities include working for many local animal shelters. When not solving policy problems for clients, Joe enjoys playing softball on the city of St. Petersburg recreational softball teams. He looks forward to meeting and speaking with both new and existing clients soon.
Ann NewbergPersonal Lines Risk Manager
Ann Newberg currently serves as the personal lines risk manager for Professional Insurance Services.
Ann worked in accounting for many years with her father. Her first insurance job was with POE & Associates, as a Customer Service Representative (CSR) in the Bond and Liability Department.
After taking time off to raise her girls, Ann went back into the accounting field with a local Engineering Firm. During her employment at the Firm, Ann took advantage of the OJT continuing education courses and learned a lot about Employment Practice Liability, which rekindled her interest in insurance. Ann enjoyed being a CSR, but was excited to get her 220 Agent license and be more involved within the insurance industry.
Professional Insurance Services welcomed Ann in June of 2012. Her knowledge and experience is an asset to the company. “Working at a local agency allows you to get to know your clients and build business relationships, which I believe is valued by both parties”. Ann specializes in writing auto, home, flood, boat, and umbrella insurance for the agency.
Kristen PerusekOffice Administrator
Kristen Graduated from the University of South Florida with her B.S. in Marketing. Her past work experience has included working at several of the Bay Area Hospitals in many different departments within these hospitals.
Kristen is married to her high school sweetheart Bill and has 2 Boys. She spends most weekends and work nights at sporting events for her children. She is a committee member for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and is involved in an annual Around the World with St Jude dinner event in Tampa. She loves to volunteer and spend time with her family.
Jennifer Hewitt Commercial Account Manager
Jenn Hewitt joined Professional Insurance Services Team in October 2018. She comes to us after 20 years in the industry mostly on the Brokerage and Carrier sides. Jennifer has spent the majority of her career on the Commercial Lines side because that’s where she lets her “Insurance Nerd” side shine. There is nothing she loves more than diving deep into policy forms and language to really understand the coverages provided.
Jenn is a 5th generation Florida native and her 2 boys are 6th generation. Jenn grew up all over the state since her parents were in sales and has lived on the east coast, central Florida and for the past 22 years (outside of a brief 5 year stint in Seattle) has lived in the Tampa Bay area. She is the proud mom of 3 children ranging in age from 30 to 17!
In her free time, Jenn enjoys reading, dancing badly (mostly around the house while she cleans and sings off-key), spending time with her kitties and gardening.
Pam GuestSenior Account Executive
Pam is a Florida Native. Pam was born right here in Tampa at Tampa General Hospital. Pam currently works in the Personal Lines Department as a Customer Service Representative. Pam has been in the insurance industry for 30+ years. Starting her career at Chubb Insurance where she held several different positions through- out the years. She started out as a Commercial Lines Rater which she did for 3 years. Other positions she held was a Personal Lines Underwriting Assistant, Customer Service Representative in the Executive Risk Department and wrapped up as a Personal Lines Marketing Assistant. In 2011 she decided to try the agency side of the business and joined our agency in September 2014. Pam enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren and her doggy Blondy!
Jay RoncaDirector of Programs
Jay started as a wholesale broker working on mid, large and jumbo insurance placements in 2002, Jay brings 14 years of Commercial Lines and Specialty/Program insurance experience to our team. Jay is unique in the sense that he is driven by creating programs for risks that are typically under-served in the insurance community.
Coming from a military background as a former United States Marine, he launched the Security Operator Insurance program in 2007. Since then it has transformed the Private Security insurance industry and has been instrumental in properly addressing the high-risk concerns these businesses are challenged with every day.
Apart from the specialty programs Jay develops, he maintains a focus on placements for our larger commercial clients.
Jay is a resident of Tampa, FL and enjoys networking and traveling to visit family & friends in his spare time.
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