About Mid-Florida Agencies

We provide individual and employer group insurance plans for a variety of coverages including health, life, short-term medical, travel, dental, and prescription drugs.

Staying abreast of Medicare supplemental and Medicare Advantage plans is one of our prime objectives, and we can help you uncover all subsidies to which you are entitled.

Our Team

Bill and Robin Gump: Bill and Robin opened Mid-Florida Agencies after many years in the insurance industry. They live locally in the Villages. Bill has recently retired and enjoys his days on the golf course. Robin works in The Villages location and enjoys what she does. They are proud parents of two daughters and proud owners of the office greeter and head of security, TobiAnne (13 year old Shih Tzu.)

Mimi Cartledge
Mimi is Robin’s mother.  She joined the team in 2006 and is in charge of the office administration.

Samantha Gump
Samantha is Bill and Robin’s daughter. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelors in Health Sciences. Samantha lives in Oxford and has found the perfect combination of an exciting career AND being in the family business.

Renata Cockburn: Renata moved from Colorado to Florida in 2007. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Education Degree and from University of Colorado with a triple undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Geography and Fine Arts. Renata has been in the insurance business since 1999. In her spare time, she likes to travel (especially on cruise ships), she also enjoys golfing, swimming and boating. Renata cares greatly about her clients and is one of our top producing agents.

Wayne Tutt
Wayne has been with Mid-Florida Agencies since 2006. Wayne is married to Janet Tutt (The Villages District Manager), and they are proud grandparents to two beautiful granddaughters, Chloe and Sydney.

George Wijma: George is an avid golfer and pickle ball player. He came to The Villages in August of 2005 from the Pacific Northwest. George has been active in the Life, Health and Financial Services Industry since 1997 as an independent broker and general agent. He just started selling Blue Cross Blue Shield, Florida Blue since November of 2016 and just loves living in The Villages.

Harry Stephens: Harry joined Mid-Florida Agencies in 2014 after relocating back to Florida from North Carolina. Harry was not only an agent in North Carolina for Blue Cross Blue Shield but was an agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida before moving to North Carolina. Harry has an extensive background in the group industry.

Janet Banner-Adam: Janet has over 16 years of experience in the Insurance industry. Upon her long list of licenses’ and achievements, she was President of Life Underwriters Association for Otsego & Delaware counties in New York. Janet is married to husband Robert for over 25 years and moved to The Villages in 2012 from Cooperstown, NY.

Tesia Bess: Tesia has been licensed since 2013. She is also a Certified Tax Preparer and Money Smart Trainer. Tesia has been a resident of Florida for over 30 years. She is married and a mother to 2 boys. Tesia enjoys spending ANY time with her family and cooking, especially baking.

Robert Buckmann: Robert has over 28 years of business and account management experience which he brings to the Health Insurance business. He is the manager of the Eustis and Apopka branches. Robert is the proud parent of daughter, Robin and is married to Laura Buckmann who is the Network Manager for Florida Blue. As you can tell, we love keeping it in the family!

Anitra Hodges (Nikki): Nikki has been in the health care business for over 10 years as a Medical Assistant. She is Robin’s sister (and Mimi’s daughter). She is the proud parent to her 19 year old son, Cole, who is active military and 18 year old daughter, Lauren who is a senior at Tavares High School.

Harry Sampson: Originally from California, Harry lived in Texas, South Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona and Colorado before moving to Central Florida in 2004. He served 14 years in the US Navy in advanced electronics on board Nuclear powered submarines, 2 years intel, and was a Telecommunications Network Engineer for 10 years. Harry has been working in the Financial Services and Insurance Industry for the last 5 years and enjoys snorkeling, golf and fishing, and is involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Harry is married to his wife of 23 years, JoAnn Sampson.

Stephanie Miller: Stephanie was born and raised in Eustis, Florida. She is the mother of 3 children and has over 20 years of experience in Sales, Customer Service and Customer Relations.

Kate Wottring: Kate comes to Florida Blue with over 25 years of executive-level management experience in human resources and employee benefit plan design and administration. She graduated from the University of Redlands, Redlands, California with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Management.

Deborah Fike: Deborah has over 35 years professional Customer Service experience. She has Contract experience and worked prior as a Certified Service Consultant in the Automotive Industries and also worked as an Employment Training Specialist. Deborah lived in Europe during childhood. She is interested in Art, Water Sports, Nature and being with family. Deborah’s enjoyment comes from helping others which is why she decided that being a Florida Blue agent would be a perfect fit for her.

Laurie Winn: Laurie has been licensed since 2011. She is going on her 3rd year on Marketplace and 4th year with Medicare. Laurie has been a Florida resident for over 40 years, enjoys playing most stringed instruments and cooking. She has 2 daughters and one granddaughter who all live here in Florida.

Greg Bohnert: Greg grew up in Indiana and has been a resident of Lake County for 17+ years. He’s been serving Central Florida communities as a Licensed Agent for the past 7 years. Prior to that, Greg served as Bank Manager for 17 years in Florida markets. Also, avid fan of the Indiana Hoosiers, Colts and Pacers.

Mary Remson: Mary is experienced in helping individuals, families and employer groups with their Health Insurance needs for over 10 years. Prior to acquiring her insurance license, Mary worked as a Human Resources Manager for 15 years. Mary has a strong knowledge in the Group Health arena and enjoys educating employers and employees on the options available to them.

Joan Wilson: Joan is a committed Life and Health Insurance agent since 2006. As an agent, she represented many carriers providing and serving client needs in the Orlando and Apopka are where she and her family resided and has been for more than 10 years. Joan believes in delivering to her clients the highest level of ethics and integrity. Her mission is to continue to build and maintain a strong and faithful relationship with customers to life up and promote the community.

Barbara Lundin: Barbara is a new agent to our Mid-Florida family. She has had extensive training on the marketplace and has been a licensed agent with Florida Blue for over 15 years. Barbara is a home grown Floridian. She has 3 grown sons with 1 grandson and 2 granddaughters.

Nina Stanton: Nina joins Mid-Florida Agencies as a marketplace enroller. She has extensive training both on and off the marketplace.

Dawn Bowman: Dawn joins us this year as a licensed agent as well as a marketplace enroller.