Cofounder, Regency Insurance Group
Member of Centauri Insurance’s Florida Agency Advisory Council
Kagen Cooksley has more than nine years of experience in the insurance industry
and is the co-founder of Regency Insurance Group in Fort Myers. A native Floridian,
Cooksley attended Florida Gulf Coast University where he earned his bachelor’s degree
in resort and hospitality management. During his time at FGCU, he worked for world-class
hotels learning top-notch customer service skills before he was recruited by a large
captive insurance agent.
In December 2011, he joined forces with his business partner, Kevin Koelemeyer, and created Regency Insurance Group. Their agency now has 61 employees
offering a large variety of insurance products. In his spare time, Kagen enjoys
spending time with his wife, Allison, and their 17-month-old son, Carter. He is
currently working on his private pilot certificate and enjoys watching his Kevin,
a semi-professional race car driver, on the track.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Centauri Insurance
Jenna joined Centauri in 2015 and is responsible for agency relations and company-related
communications. Jenna is native Floridian and a graduate of the University of Florida
where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She obtained
her Florida Property & Casualty Insurance Agent’s license in 2014.
Jenna is a devoted University of Florida Alumni member and Florida Gator fan. She
enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her husband and their son and watching
the Florida Gators.
Vice President of Claims of Centauri Insurance.
Brock is responsible for development and management of company claims operations,
including oversight of the multiple claims department units as well as the direction
of catastrophe preparedness operations.
Brock began his insurance career in 1995 with a focus on casualty claims handling.
He spent several years at Travelers and Nationwide insurance companies before joining
Centauri in 2011. His claims experience encompasses personal and commercial lines,
including the management of teams handling high severity and litigated claims.
Howard is a graduate of Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree
in history. He obtained his Associate in Claims (AIC) designation and earned the
AIC Award for Academic Excellence.
Kristi Owens, MBA
Marketing and Advertising Coordinator, Centauri Insurance
Kristi is responsible for corporate branding, advertising, public relations and
communication. Originally from the St. Louis area, she earned her bachelor’s degree
in mass communications with an emphasis in print and electronic journalism from
Southern Illinois University and her master’s degree in business and marketing. She is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association.
Prior to joining Centauri in 2015, Kristi spent several
years as publisher of a local community magazine and as a newspaper editor and designer. She also enjoys boating,
outdoor activities and spending time with her family.