Our Team

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Outstanding service starts with an outstanding team. Meet the professionals behind Schlitt Services.


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Robert W. Schlitt, Jr., CFP©

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.

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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.

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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.

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Elizabeth K. Phillips, AAI, CLCS

Commercial & Personal Lines Agent

Liz began her insurance career in New Orleans in 1980. Her insurance education began at the New Orleans Insurance Institute and is continually being updated. She currently holds the designations of AAI, Accredited Advisor of Insurance and CLCS, Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist. Liz has been with Schlitt Services since 1994 and offers outstanding service. She custom fits your risk with solutions from a wide variety of insurance carriers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 for Schlitt Insurance’s acupuncturist malpractice insurance program.

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Kristen M. Dauer

Personal Lines Agent

Kristen joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2017 and works with clients to ensure they have the right coverage to match their individual circumstances. She continues to work to further her education in the insurance industry.

Support Staff

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Geraldine C. Dismuke

Office Coordinator

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Josiah L. Moorhouse

Systems Administrator & Accounting

Josiah joined Schlitt Insurance Services in October of 2012 and works to keep the company’s computer systems running at peak performance. Josiah also works with Julie in the accounting department.

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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.

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Valerie Esposito

Marketing Specialist

Valerie joined Schlitt Insurance Services in 2017 and helps to coordinate the agency’s involvement in a variety of community activities, as well as its involvement in social media and web marketing.

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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.

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