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 Meet Our Team 

JOHN CIKO, Managing Partner at Brownstone Insurance Services, has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from the University of Tampa. He is Life and Health Licensed. John has two children and resides with his wife in Bradenton.

RYAN HUGHES, Partner at Brownstone Insurance Services, has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Indiana University, is an active member of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce as well as a local United Methodist Church.  Ryan has worked since 1989 designing and enhancing employee benefit plans for small to large-group employers. His experience in both the insurance carrier and independent consultant sides of the business allows him to tailor to a company's needs, whether it has two employees or 2,000. Currently he is licensed for Life, Health, Annuities and General Lines. He resides in Lithia with his wife and two sons.

MICHAEL LaBARBERA, Partner at Brownstone Insurance Services, a Tampa native who attended Jesuit High School and studied at University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business Management from the Warrington College of Business. After graduation, he returned to Tampa and began his career in the financial services industry. Currently, Michael works with professionals and entrepreneurs in the design and implementation of executive benefits programs, as well as offering innovative insurance strategies to complex situations. Michael is active with Jesuit Alumni Association, and serves on the board for Jesuit's Alumni Advisory Council. Michael lives in Tampa with his wife Sara and 2 daughters Ava and Madeline.

SUSAN GONZALEZ, Benefit Consultant at Brownstone Insurance Services has 20+ years of experience working with employers benefit programs and individuals planning in the Tampa Bay area.  She prides herself on the relationships she has cultivated with employers, individual clients and providers.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at Western Michigan University.  Professional licensing includes Life, Health & Annuity, Series 7 and Series 63.  Susan lives in Tampa with her husband and two sons.

CAROL LIDDY, Insurance Agent at Brownstone Insurance Services has 10+ years of experience working with employers benefit programs and individuals planning in the Tampa Bay area.  She prides herself on the relationships she has cultivated with employers, individual clients and providers.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.  Professional licensing includes Life, Health & Annuity.  She is an active supporter for the Alzheimers Family Organization.  A native of New Jersey, Carol now resides with her husband in Holiday.

BROWNSTONE INSURANCE SERVICES

13309 Winding Oak Ct.                                  207 E. Robertson St., Suite A
Tampa, FL 33612                                               Brandon, FL 33511
 Phone: 813-961-6600                                         Phone: 813-961-6600
 
jciko@brownstoneinsuranceservices.com           ryan.hughes@brownstoneinsuranceservices.com