Insurance Producers

Matt Peace

Matt Peace

President mpeace@apins.com Linkedin Profile

Matt Peace has lived in South Florida for the past 43 years. He grew up in the Delray-Boynton Beach area. He graduated from Atlantic High School and Florida State University with a degree in Economics. He has been with API for the last 30 years and specializes in Agriculture, Healthcare-Assisted Living, Home Healthcare, Country Clubs, Construction, Lawn and Landscape Maintenance. He is an avid supporter of First Care, First Priority, The Gathering. In his free time he enjoys traveling, golf, and biking.

Jeff Hooker

Jeff Hooker

Vice President jhooker@apins.com (561) 261-0374 Linkedin Profile

Jeff Hooker is a native of South Florida. He attended Belle Glade High School and furthered his education at Palm Beach Community College then graduated from Florida State University where he studied Risk Management in Insurance. In 1976 he started his insurance career with Florida Farm Bureau in Belle Glade, FL. Then in 1981 he formed Atlantic Pacific Insurance with partners Doug Peace & Greg Behl. In 1982 he opened up the Belle Glade branch which specializes in Agri-Business, along with all other lines of insurance. He has been a member of the Belle Glade Lions Club, Belle Glade Rotary Club, Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, and Florida Farm Bureau. He enjoys fishing ,traveling, and spending time with his family.

Greg Behl

Greg Behl

Partner, Secretary gbehl@apins.com

Greg Behl was one of the founding partners of Atlantic Pacific Insurance in 1981. Prior to that he was a State Farm Agent. With many years in the industry, Greg has been able to establish many relationships with clients within commercial and personal lines. He is also involved in First Care. In his free time, Greg enjoys surfing and spending time with his family.

Tom Tardonia

Tom Tardonia

Vice President ttardonia@apins.com Linkedin Profile

Tom Tardonia is a native of South Florida and attended Atlantic High School and Palm Beach Community College, where he studied business. He started his career with Prudential Insurance Company and joined Atlantic Pacific Insurance in 1994. Tom became a partner with API in 1997. Tom specializes in several industries and has become the “Go To” workers’ compensation expert. He has his Professional Work Comp Advisor designation. Tom is a member of the Stuart Chamber of Commerce, Jupiter Light Lodge #340, International Concrete Repair Institute, and Christ Fellowship Church.When Tom is not working, he enjoys archery hunting, snook fishing, sporting clays, golf and spending time with his wife Sherri and daughters Savannah and Lily.

Jim King

Jim King

Partner/Risk Management Specialist jking@apins.com Linkedin Profile

I’ve been helping Florida residents with their insurance needs for almost 20 years here in Palm Beach County! I began my insurance career on the finance and life insurance side of the business but quickly found my niche in personal lines. A son of a general contractor, my expertise in home building has enabled me to work with our customers in protecting one of their greatest assets, the place they call home. A native to the area, I love giving back to my community and impacting the neighborhood that had so much in developing who I am. Whether it’s donating my time to organizations like Place of Hope or working with wounded veterans and their families, I enjoy every day here in South Florida.

Paul R. Finley, CIC

Paul R. Finley, CIC

Producer pfinley@apins.com (561) 452-3976 Linkedin Profile

Paul Finley is a Florida native. He was born in West Palm Beach and grew up in Lake Worth, Florida where he attended John I Leonard High School. From there he went on to attend both Palm Beach Junior College and Florida State University where he studied Marketing and graduated in 1987. Since graduating, Paul has been a part of the insurance industry and has been with Atlantic Pacific Insurance since 2006. He specializes in Construction, Auto Sales and Service, and Hospitality industries. Paul is active in the community serving as a member of both the Wellington and Lantana Chambers of Commerce and at his church. He is a rabid Miami Dolphins fan and also enjoys spending time with his family. In his free time, Paul loves to play golf.

Jimmy Newman

Jimmy Newman

Producer jnewman@apins.com Linkedin Profile

Jim was raised Palm Beach Gardens resident, but currently resides in Tequesta, Florida. After graduating from Jupiter High School, he went on to attend the University of Central Florida where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Men's Fraternity. After graduation, Jim returned to the Palm Beach Garden and Tequesta area. He is very involved in the community- he attends 1st Baptist Church of Tequesta and is a member of The Jupiter Light Lodge #340, and is a member of The Gathering of Men in North Palm Beach. Jim also believes in volunteering and works with Friends of Jupiter Beach, where they are dedicated to keeping Jupiter beach clean and dog friendly! When he isn't working diligently on insurance, or volunteering, he enjoys reading and is a member of hte ESG book study group and spending time with his three boys. Call Jim to see how he can help you with all of your insurance needs!

Casey Pickett

Casey Pickett

Producer cpickett@apins.com (561) 602-2670 Linkedin Profile

Born in Palm Beach Gardens, Casey is a native to South Florida and graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School. He later attended Central Piedmont Community College and University of North Carolina in Charlotte. After working for two smaller agencies, Casey made the switch to Atlantic Pacific so his clients could get the service they deserved. Casey specializes in HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Contractors in addition to Personal Lines and Boats. Casey is an avid fisherman who loves traveling and also playing golf and spending time with his family

Christopher Rubsamen

Christopher Rubsamen

Producer crubsamen@apins.com (561) 400-2153 Linkedin Profile

Chris is a Florida native and FAU graduate with a bachelor degree in Economics. He is currently specializing in personal lines and aspiring to evolve into commercial lines, specifically in the hospitality industry. When he is not working you can find him surfing, playing golf, spending time with his family, and traveling.

Chris Morris, ARM, CWCA

Chris Morris, ARM, CWCA

Risk Advisor / Agent cmorris@apins.com (561) 252-3971

Tony Davenport

Tony Davenport

President, Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors | a division of Atlantic Pacific Insurance tdavenport@flhra.com Linkedin Profile

Tony has specialized in insuring Florida’s hospitality businesses for over 30 years and is well respected for his knowledge, honesty, and integrity. He established the hospitality division, Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors, within Atlantic Pacific Insurance which has been serving Florida since 1981. Currently, Tony serves as Co-Chair of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Insurance Council, board member of the FRLA Palm Beach County Chapter, member of the FRLA Allied Member Council. He is also a past Hospitality Advisory Board member of Associated Industries of Florida. As a native Floridian, University of Florida graduate, and fourth generation “Conch” (being born and raised in Key West), Tony understands the importance of the hospitality industry in Florida is passionate about its unique insurance needs. He can often be found enjoying good food and IPAs, fishing in the Keys with his family, or even on the golf course supporting various charitable causes. Go Gators!

Gloria Davenport

Gloria Davenport

CCO (Chief Client Officer) / Insurance Advisor, Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors | a division of Atlantic Pacific Insurance gdavenport@flhra.com

Gloria has 20 years of experience in many areas of the hospitality insurance industry from agent to agency owner. Prior to insurance, Gloria worked with a national payroll company which naturally led to her specialization in workers compensation pay-as-you-go programs. She has always been known for providing exceptional, personalized service to clients and keeps the division running smoothly. A small-town girl from Crystal River, FL and a graduate of Florida State University, Gloria looks forward to spending time with her fantastic, rapidly growing family of which she is exceptionally proud. An avid off-shore angler, boater, and self-proclaimed foodie, she also enjoys a round of golf now and then and supports the FRLA’s Educational Foundation. Go ‘Noles!