OUR
Team

Meet the team that makes up our agency.

Get to Know Us

Since the beginning, our team has been committed to serving the insurance needs of our clients. Learn more about each of us or get contact information for a specific agent below!


Fort Myers Office

5260 Summerlin Commons Way, Suite 302

Fort Myers, FL 33907

Matt T. Smith

President
Matt T. Smith

President

With over 20 years of commercial construction insurance and surety bond industry experience, Matt has built a reputation and track record of providing contractors with strategic risk management and surety solutions. Over this time and today, Matt assists startups thru multimillion dollar companies, serves on association and industry boards, and continues to promote the ongoing growth and development of Smith Insurance & Bonds.  A graduate of Illinois State University and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers William J. Angell Surety School, Matt began his career working for a powerful Midwest firm, where he gained valuable experience in the construction insurance and surety bond industry prior to forming Smith Insurance & Bonds in 2009.  Since then, Smith Insurance & Bonds footprint has grown to cover the entire State of Florida, and continues to be a  leader in the construction focused surety and insurance industry.  Matt enjoys spending time on the water with his family.

239-243-9279

Lori Sanders

Controller
Lori Sanders

Controller

A 220 P&C license holder, and graduate of Hodges University, Lori’s background includes 30 plus years of small business, corporate, public, and startup accounting.  In addition to senior level financial management, Lori brings a wealth of human resource, sales and customer service skills to the firm, always with a positive and upbeat attitude. Lori believes firmly in the cultivating of relationships in the business to align the firm with a hands-on personal connection as the future becomes more technologically focused. Her hobbies are music, art, travel and her love of spending time with her family.

239-243-9279

Jessica Martin

Account Executive / Producer
Jessica Martin

Account Executive / Producer

Dedicated, diligent, and with a tireless work ethic, Jessica is tasked with managing the property and casualty book of business. A 220 license holder, Jessica is committed to providing our clients with unsurpassed customer service and creative solutions to meet their insurance needs.  Whether its coordinating new insurance business or handling a renewal for a current client, Jessica plays a key role in the operation of the firm, consistently going the extra mile for the office and our clients.  In addition, Jessica effectively managing the insurance carrier relationships, consistently working to leverage coverage in favor of our clients and prospective clients.  Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and boating.

239-243-9279

Heather Paruta

Account Executive
Heather Paruta

Account Executive

Heather, who holds a 220 license and a degree from Chestnut Hill College, has been meeting and exceeding clients expectations insurance and bond industry for over 20 years with her high level skill set. As the manager of the surety bond book of business, Heather diligently puts the needs of our clients first when searching for their best surety solutions, aggressively negotiating on their behalf.   A proactive team player with a persistent positive attitude, Heather consistently brings a willingness to go above and beyond both within the surety department, as well as other areas of the office when called upon for assistance.  In her free time, Heather enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, boating with her family and dogs.

Jacksonville Office

26 S Arlington Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32216

Maria Irion

Producer
Maria Irion

Producer

After cofounding the premier contractors licensing examination preparation school and contractors consulting in the Southeast, Maria understands contractors and the challenges they face with licensing, as well as setting up and running a construction business.  As the manager of our Jacksonville office, Maria, who holds a 220 license, leans on her experience with contractors, and is consistently delivering sound and solid surety advice to our North Florida clients.  Maria enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

904-779-3674
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