Agent Advisory Council

Centauri Insurance is invested in developing strategic alliances with our agents and helping their businesses succeed. Every year, our Agent Advisory Council provides important feedback on operations, marketing and more, helping to save time and increase productivity.

Agent Advisory Council Mission Statement

To create a business partnership in an atmosphere of trust, professionalism and integrity to accomplish our mutual goals.

Gulf States
Florida
South Carolina
Texas
Gulf States

Brad Bourg

Bourg Insurance Agency, Inc., Louisiana

Brad Bourg is President of Bourg Insurance Agency, Inc., in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, a company established in 1958. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Bourg has served in many different roles with the Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana including President in 2011 and Board of Directors from 2000-2008. Additionally, he has served on different Insurance Advisory Boards including Allstate Independent Agents, Northstar/Encompass Agents and Safeco. An ardent LSU supporter, he resides in Baton Rouge with his children.

Bill Bubrig

Bubrig Insurance Agency, Louisiana

Bill Bubrig is Owner and President of Bubrig Insurance Agency, Ltd. in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. He began in the insurance business 26 years ago after graduating from Tulane University with a degree in Economics. He graduated a three-year letterman as a left-handed pitcher for the Tulane baseball team. Bill is Founding Chairman and currently serves as board member and insurance committee chairman of Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry (PABI). He is former chairman of the Plaquemines Parish Chamber of Commerce and former board member of GNO, Inc., a regional economic development organization. Bill is married to wife, Gena, and has three daughters.

Garrett Griffin

The Griffin Agency, Alabama

Garrett Griffin is owner of The Griffin Agency located in Enterprise, Alabama. Prior to owning his independent agency, he was an agent for Travelers and Alfa Insurance. Garrett is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine. He is a member of numerous associations including Insurance Industry Executives, Insurance Professionals and Double Positive Insurance Professionals. He is married to wife, Amy, and has two sons.

Joel Verdon

Lemon-Mohler Insurance Agency, Mississippi and Alabama

Joel Verdon is the Senior Producer of Personal Lines at Lemon-Mohler Insurance, in Gulfport, MS. He began in the insurance industry with Lemon-Mohler Insurance over 10 years ago. He is an active member of several local associations, as well as the Independent Insurance Association of Mississippi, and Mississippi Young Agents. A graduate and ardent supporter of Mississippi State University. Joel is married to wife, Elizabeth. He enjoys to travel and watch sporting events..

Martin Myrick

The Myrick Agency, Alabama

For more than 14 years, Martin Myrick has worked hard to equip Baldwin County families with the resources they need to protect their home, business and belongings. The highly-accredited and well-respected Myrick firm provides a range of insurance to protect clients, as well as their investments. The Myrick Agency located in Fairhope, Alabama boasts several valuable accreditations. Martin Myrick is a perennial Centauri Chairman Award Winner, and earned the highest agency award Centauri presents in 2014 and 2015 as Centauri’s Agent of the Year. Martin is also a member of the Fairhope Chamber of Commerce, the Baldwin County Homeowners Association, and the Alabama Independent Agents Association. He earned his college degree from the University of Alabama. Martin and his wife Terri are the parents of one daughter and two sons that keep them busy attending many sporting events. In addition, Martin is an excellent golfer and an ardent Crimson Tide fan.

Jim Roseberry

Roseberry Insurance, Mississippi

Jim Roseberry is Owner and President of Roseberry Insurance Agency in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has over 27 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to owning his own agency, Jim was an insurance adjuster for Progressive and an insurance agent for Shelter Insurance. He is a graduate of Southern Mississippi University with a degree in Business. He is married to wife Tracy, loves spending time with his family and watching any type of college sport.


Florida

Kagen Cooksley

Regency Insurance

Kagen Cooksley has more than nine years of experience in the insurance industry and is the co-founder of Regency Insurance Group in Fort Myers. A native Floridian, Cooksley attended Florida Gulf Coast University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in resort and hospitality management. During his time at FGCU, he worked for world-class hotels learning top-notch customer service skills before he was recruited by a large captive insurance agent. In December 2011, he joined forces with his business partner, Kevin Koelemeyer, and created Regency Insurance Group. Their agency now has 61 employees offering a large variety of insurance products. In his spare time, Kagen enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison, and their son, Carter. He is currently working on his private pilot certificate and enjoys watching Koelemeyer, a semi-professional race car driver, on the track.

Rick Moore

Brown & Brown Insurance

Rick Moore started his career at the Progressive Insurance call center in Cleveland, Ohio. He managed various aspects of service and sales throughout his eight-year career with Progressive. He later started an independent agency from scratch and reached more than $10 million in premium sales with locations in three different states. Moore decided to sell his agency and joined Brown & Brown Insurance which is currently the 7th largest insurance intermediary in the world. At Brown & Brown in Naples, he manages the entire property and casualty operations with more than $30 million in premium volume. He has been married for more than 10 years to his wife Andria, whom he met during his days at Progressive. Brown & Brown is a proud annual head sponsor for the Collier County Heart Walk and is involved with numerous other charitable organizations.

Brian Lough

The Insurance Man and Company

Brian Lough is a FL native, having been born in Sarasota and later graduating from the University of Central FL. He began his insurance foray out of college, co-owning an Allstate agency, which was started from scratch. After a successful stint there, he sold the office and opened The Insurance Man and Company in 2011. With the help of great companies like Centauri, the agency grew from scratch, adding more than 10k in-force policies to the books. Spare time? Brian doesn’t know what that is -- with his wife, Jennifer, their hobbies surround raising their 3 toddlers, Graham and his twin brothers, Holden and Reed. They’re hoping that one day, they can be Insurance Men!

Jake Holehouse

HH Insurance

Jake Holehouse is the President of HH Insurance in St. Petersburg, FL. He founded HH Insurance with his father, Ron Holehouse, in June 2018 and they have experienced rapid growth since the agency has opened. Jake grew up in the insurance industry working for his father’s agency throughout high school, Holehouse Insurance in St. Petersburg, FL. After graduating from Florida State University, Jake worked for American Strategic Insurance (ASI) as a national account manager, specializing in the national home builder accounts. Following ASI, he decided to work alongside his father again at Holehouse Insurance. They grew the business at an astronomical rate, eventually selling the agency to Regions Insurance, an affiliate of Regions Financial Corporation. Following Regions Insurance, Jake worked at Heritage Insurance Holdings as an Executive Vice President of Business Development and assisted in product expansion from 3 states to 13 states. Seeing the opportunity of opening a new independent agency, Jake opened HH Insurance in June 2018. In Jake’s time at Florida State University, he earned and Bachelors and Masters degree in Risk Management and Insurance. Additionally, he also earned a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. Jake sits as an advisor to the risk management and insurance program at Florida State University, as well as multiple local community service positions.

Nicole Bates

Insurance & Benefit Partners

Nicole started in the insurance industry at age 15 in her grandfather’s life/health agency.  After 6 years, she went to work at an agency specializing in group health, dental and life.  She worked there for 10 years before starting her own agency, Insurance and Benefit Partners, in 2009.  They focus mainly on personal lines, but also write commercial, life and health in Palm Beach County. Now in 2019, she has 4 agents and is growing roughly 15-20% a year!  Since being appointed with Centauri in December of 2015, she has grown her book to over $880,000 in PL business. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Kevin for 17 years.  They have two beautiful children, Savannah (15) and Cole (12), two rescue German Shepherds and two cats.  Nicole and her family love traveling, boating, fishing, off-roading, going out to eat and just hanging out at home with family and friends.

Whitney Ricci

Ricci Insurance Group

Whitney Ricci is the agency owner of Ricci Insurance Group, based in Jacksonville, FL. The agency is celebrating its 5 year anniversary this year, starting to expand into new markets, & quickly growing the agency team. Both Whitney & her husband are graduates of the University of Florida (Go Gators!), & they enjoy going back for football games with their 6 year old daughter & 4 year old twin boys. They also enjoy anything outside- beach, hiking, music festivals, etc. At work & at home, her motto is “work hard, play hard!”

South Carolina

Kim Gore

HUB International Southeast

Kim Gore is a native of Myrtle Beach, SC and a graduate of The College of Charleston. She bagan her insurance career 25 years ago with Associated Insurors and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of HUB International Southeast Carolinas. As an active member of the insurance community, Gore was names Young Agent of the Year in 2010. Her career has focused on coastal property, educational institutions, nonprofits and risk management. She has taught insurance courses for both the Independent Agents of South Carolina and for the banking industry in addition to consulting services and coverage review services. Gore holds her CIC and CRM insurance designations. She has been married to her husband, Darren, for 25 years and they ave three children. As an active member of  her community, Gore serves on many nonprofit boards and enjoys spending free time on the beach or on the tennis court.

Kim Taylor

Taylor Agency

2015 Centauri Chairman’s Award Winner
2016 Centauri Voyagers Award Winner (as of 10/31/2016)
Kim Taylor has been in the coastal insurance industry for more than 10 years. After earning a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University, she worked as an associate landscape architect in Charlotte, NC. She then accepted a position with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as an educator, teaching at the middle school level and then running the Architectural Drafting program at the high school level. After 10 years of being away from the SC coast, she moved back to Charleston to work with Taylor Agency in the personal lines department and serves as the agency’s Personal Lines Sales and Marketing Manager. Kim was the 2012 recipient of the Travelers Personal Insurance High Achiever Award. She has obtained her CISR, AAI and CIC designations. Taylor Agency currently serves the needs of thousands of personal and business clients in our region via our five South Carolina offices located in Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Kiawah Island and Orangeburg.

Joseph Griffin Morrow

Mappus Insurance Agency

Griffin Morrow is a principal owner and vice president of Mappus Insurance in Charleston, SC. He began his career in the banking industry as a commercial lender and after years of working with certain insurance agents in his banking, determined that the insurance industry was the best business in the world. Griffin joined forces with his partner, Andrew Muller, and together they have grown Mappus Insurance into one of the premier independent agencies in Coastal South Carolina. Griffin holds a BS in Business Administration and a BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The College of Charleston and Graduate degree in Banking from Louisiana State University. Griffin is an avid outdoorsman and loves being outside, spending time with family and friends. Griffin is married to wife, Brittany and has two children, Isabella Grace and Finn.

Texas

Ken Kaltwasser

Southern Group Insurance Agency

Ken Kaltwasser is the Principal of Southern Group Insurance Agency. They have two locations, one is Pasadena and one in Conroe. He has been in the insurance industry for 35+ years. Prior to Southern Group Insurance Agency, he was with Farmers Insurance. His wife, Shelia, is the office manager at Southern Group, and their son, Steven, serves as agency manager and principal. Ken and Sheila have been married for 40 years and have three sons. Besides selling insurance, Ken enjoys golfing and working on outdoor projects.

Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis Insurance Agency

Ryan Davis started his insurance agency in 2003 and specializes in property and casualty products. He has been recognized by Farmers Insurance as a member of their Toppers Club and Championship Club and recently achieved Voyagers and Chairman’s award levels with Centauri. He attended University of Houston until he found his passion of helping customers with their insurance needs. Davis currently lives in Montgomery with his wife, Stacey, and their three boys; Cade, Quinn and Zane.

Charles Osburn

Charles Osburn Insurance Agency

Charles Osburn, II graduated from Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He started his agency in 2000 as a Farmer’s agent and in May of 2018 became an independent agency located in Tomball, Texas. He enjoys deep water fishing and has been married to his wife Jennifer for 12 years. They have a 10-year old boy named Ben and an 8-year old girl named Emily.