Meet your local insurance experts.
Outstanding service starts with an outstanding team. Meet the professionals behind Schlitt Services.
Robert W. Schlitt, Jr., CFP©, CIC
President, Personal Lines Department Manager
A Business Insurance Specialist, Bob has been in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry since 1985. He is well versed in all areas of Business Insurance, including General Liability, Property, Workers’ Compensation and Specialty Insurance. He has a special interest in the construction industry and is highly experienced in contract bonding. In addition to the business insurance sales, he is also Manager of the Personal Lines Insurance Department of Schlitt Insurance Services, Inc., President of Schlitt Investor Services, Inc., an equity partner in Schlitt Services, and is licensed to sell all forms of insurance and investments.
Jeffrey M. Schlitt, CFP©, CPCU
Vice President, Commercial Lines Department Manager
Jeff has been in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry since graduating from Florida State University. He is a Business Insurance Specialist, knowledgeable in all areas including General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Property, and other Specialty Insurance. Jeff has his Life and Health Insurance Licenses. Jeff is Vice President and the Manager of the Commercial Insurance Department of Schlitt Insurance Services, Inc., Vice President of Schlitt Investor Services, Inc. and President of Insurcorp Agency Alliance.
Christopher J. DiBenedetto, Registered Representative
Life/Health/Securities Department Manager & Agent
Chris attended Monmouth College in West Long Branch, New Jersey and began his career in 1970 as a life agent with Mutual of New York (MONY). Through the years he became skilled in Business, Estate and Personal Financial Planning. Chris has owned his own insurance brokerage firm and has also served as one of this country’s top Financial Planners for IDS/American Express in New Jersey. He is a Registered Representative in the State of Florida and does Professional Financial Planning through Schlitt Investor Services. Chris is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) in Denver, Colorado. His main area of expertise is in providing income planning for his clients while also having a strong emphasis in the retirement planning arena with IRA and 401(k) rollover planning. Chris also places Tax and proper asset allocation as important planning factors. Chris continues to assist clientele in an efficient and professional manner.
Michael F. Tupek, FICF, LUTCF, Registered Representative
Life/Health/Securities Agent, Employee Benefits Specialist
Mike has advised many clients in the area of Life, Annuities, Health and Disability Benefits as well as providing personal service since 1980. Mike has remained current with the advancement and changes in the industry through continuing education courses and earning the designations of FICF (Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow) and LUTC (Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow). Mike is a member of National Life Underwriters and Indian River County Life Underwriters. He attended Penn State University having also completed Dale Carnegie Sales Courses, Effective Speaking and Human Relations. Mike has been with Schlitt Insurance Services since 1996.
Michelle L. Smith, ACSR
Personal Lines Agent
Michelle joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 1999 and became a licensed agent in 2000. She has completed numerous insurance courses over the years and regularly attends continuing education courses. Michelle is currently working toward her Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation. Michelle’s specialty is Personal Lines Insurance.
Shalini Patel, CCSR
Personal Lines Agent
Shalini joined Schlitt Insurance Services in January 2003. She has obtained her Certified Customer Service Representative (CCSR) designation and Agent’s license. She has completed numerous courses and enjoys learning as much as she can about insurance.
Personal Lines Agent
Colleen joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2018 specializing in Personal Lines Insurance. She has been a licensed agent since 1994. She is an active member of the Realtor Association of Indian River County.
Anthony J. Schlitt
InsurCorp Territory Manager
Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida, Anthony joined the team at InsurCorp Agency Alliance in September of 2014. Anthony comes from a background of 1 on 1 Sales and Management. He works closely with the InsurCorp team to ensure that the agents’ needs are not only met but exceeded. His territory includes Brevard, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, St. Lucie and Northern Palm Beach counties and is actively pursuing new members- Existing Agencies, Producers, Captives, Start-Ups- to partner and grow with our network.
Danielle L. Negherbon
Commercial Lines Agent
Danielle joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2016 and currently works in commercial lines, assisting her clients with her wealth of experience in the insurance industry. Danielle is also the manager of Schlitt Insurance’s acupuncturist malpractice insurance program.
Chrissy Schlitt, CPSR
Born & raised in Vero Beach Chrissy has been part of this community her entire life. She spent ten years working in various aspects of the Banking Industry, including business banking and lending.
Her desire to help meet the needs of her community and build life-long relationships with her clients inspired her to pursue a career in Insurance.
Chrissy understands that running a business can be very time consuming and expensive. She is focusing on saving you time and money by making sure that as a business owner you have your personal & business insurance needs met.
Personal Lines Agent / Life/Health Agent
Kristine joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2019, and around Schlitt, she is known as Cricket. She is a graduate of Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York with a Bachelors in Business Management. Her start in the Insurance and Financial industry started in the 1980’s with her family’s Real Estate Appraisal company, followed by an internship at John Hancock in Garden City, NY. She has a strong knowledge of the insurance industry and keeps current with the rules, regulations, and market trends to better assist her clients for the coverage that would be in their best interest. Kristine is licensed in Florida with both Life, Annuity and Health in addition to being a General Lines Agent, Property and Casualty.
She has been an active member of many communities here on the Treasure Coast, in 2015 she was awarded Stuart Martin County Chamber Ambassador of the year; Star Dancer in Dancing with the Martin Stars, a benefit for Healthy Start; and LEADERShip Martin County Class 26! Has served as ambasasador of St. Lucie County Chamber, Member of Junior League Indian River County, PTA and SAC Member at Vero Beach High School, Youth Guidance Advisory Board Member, Board Member of CASTLE, and Co-Chair of Top Chef Challenge. Today, she is an active affiliate member of the Realtor Association of Indian River County and volunteer at the Environmental Learning Center.
Geraldine C. Dismuke
Gerry began her career with Schlitt Insurance Services in 1960 and is considered a very valuable employee to the entire staff. Gerry is responsible for a wide range of administrative functions and manages various organizational aspects as our company coordinator.
Lois A. Robertson, AAI, ACSR
Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative
Lois joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 1978. She works closely with agents as the staff support for the Commercial Lines Departments and ensures all clients receive the very best customer service.
Jennifer L. Lavin
Jennifer began working at Schlitt Insurance Services in 2007. Jennifer is the first voice you will hear when calling our firm and the smile who will greet you when you enter our office. Jennifer is very detailed oriented and is a great asset to our office.
Marla J. Larmon, AIAM, CISR
Life/Health/Securities Customer Service Representative
Marla joined Schlitt Insurance Services in July of 2008. She works closely with agents as staff support in the Life, Health and Securities Departments and ensures clients receive the best customer service. She attends continuing education courses and was awarded her Associate in Insurance Account Management (AIAM) designation in January 2010.
Tiffany M. Degnan
Access Plus Coordinator
Tiffany joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2011. She works to provide personal and commercial insurance coverage and services through InsurCorp, Inc., an affiliate of Schlitt Insurance Services. She works to ensure that all clients’ needs are not only met but exceeded.
Paula G. Morgan, ACSR
Personal Lines Customer Service Representative
Paula joined Schlitt Insurance Services in March of 2013, and works with many of our personal lines customers, always making sure that they receive service of the highest quality.
Julie K. Cantwell
Accounting & Human Resources Manager
Julie joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2018 and brings with her many years of experience in the accounting field. In addition to keeping the books for Schlitt Insurance Services, she is also responsible for the bookkeeping for InsurCorp Agency Alliance, Schlitt Investor Services, and Financial Planning and Tax Corporation. Julie was born and raised here in Vero Beach.
Trevor R. Frederick
Trevor joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2019. He is responsible for all marketing including print, digital, and social media; as well as representing his alma mater, UF, in an office full of Seminoles.
Daniel J. McCormick
Systems Administrator / Accounting
Daniel joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2019. With a background in programming, servers, and systems; Dan works to make the office run smoothly. He also assists Julie with accounting.
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