Frank’s insurance career began with Allstate Insurance in 1988 after earning his B.S.B.A. at the University of Central Florida. He maintains his 220, 218, Series 6 & 63 insurance licenses. As an agent consistently ranked in the top 1% of the Allstate Agency Sales Force for 15 years, Frank was awarded the company’s prestigious Inner Circle seven times, Chairman’s Circle nine times, National Champion fourteen times, and Agent of the Year five times. Frank sold his Allstate agency in January 2004 and then joined forces with John Tankersley to form Florida Insurance Specialists, LLC in June 2004. Florida Insurance Specialists is the fastest growing independent agency in Florida, averaging over 800 new policies written monthly since its inaugural year. Frank is also the owner of Frank J. Russo Consulting, LLC, through which he provided services for the purchase and sale of 25 independent insurance agencies. Frank Russo’s creative growth and marketing strategies have enabled FIS to reach approximately $85 Million in written premiums over the last 10 years.
John. W. Tankersley’s insurance career began in 1994. He established Tankersley Insurance Group in 2001. In the fall of 2004 he partnered with Frank Russo to form Florida Insurance Specialists. He is a proud member of FAMB, MBA, ORRA, NAPMW, FAIA and has served on multiple advisory councils for Florida property insurance companies. His remarkable networking efforts have enabled FIS to become one of the most well-known agencies in Florida.
Allyson Olver has worked in the independent agent channel since the beginning of her insurance career in 2001. She joined Florida Insurance Specialists in 2006, during the inception of the organization. During her tenure at the FIS, Allyson has held key leadership roles in production management, department development, and marketing strategies, including direct to consumer marketing via their exclusive online lead generator ChallengeMyRate.com.
Joy Marie Russo
VP of Sales
Customer Service Manager
Quality Assurance Manager