Jamie Purmort was born and raised in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Sarasota High School in 1987, and from Lenoir Rhyne College is 1991 with a degree in Political Science. After college Jamie entered the United States Marine Corps and served on active duty till 1997. Jamie joined the agency in 1997 and has worked in commercial lines and agency operations ever since. In 2003 Jamie deployed as a Marine with 4th ANGLICO to Iraq and served for 9 months as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning Jamie purchased the agency with current partner Russ Bobbitt. Jamie is involved in the community as an active director of the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County, works with the Economic Development Council, and volunteers as a high school football coach. Professionally Jamie has attained his Certified Workers Comp Advisor designation, as well as the advanced Master Workers Comp Advisor designation. He has been married to wife Lyn since 2006, and welcomed daughter Natalie in 2010.
AAI, CRIS, CWCA
Russ Bobbitt is a Native Floridian who has lived in Sarasota since he was 16. Russ graduated from Riverview High School in 1987, attended the University of Florida, and graduated from the University of South Florida in 1991. Russ started his insurance career in 1991 with RISCORP, a Sarasota based worker’s compensation carrier. Russ handled large self insured accounts that included contractors, hospitals, and governmental entities. In 1997, Russ made a switch to the agency side and became a producer at Purmort, Martin, and Mercier Insurance Agency. In 2004, Russ became a partner and now owns Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency with Jamie Purmort.
A licensed Florida agent since 1996, Russ has licenses in Property and Casualty, Life, Health, and Surplus lines. In addition to his licenses, Russ has earned the advanced insurance designations; Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA).
Russ is active in the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, where he is past Chairman and current Board Member, the Coalition of Business Associations (COBA) where is is the current Chairman, the Greater Sarasota Sertoma Club, where he is the former President and Chairman, the 100 Club of Sarasota, the Gulf Coast CEO Forum, and Leadership Sarasota, Class of 2011 Russ also coached youth sports in Sarasota for 12 years.
Russ and his wife, Nancy have been married for 24 years and have three boys, Nathan (22), Nicholas (20), and William (17).
Roxanne Sima joined Purmort & Martin Insurance in 1987. Roxanne is a licensed Property, Casualty and Health Insurance Agent. Her career in Insurance began in New Jersey in 1978. Roxanne has worked in all departments at Purmort & Martin with a passion focused on sales.
Roxanne is an active member of The Sertoma Club of Venice and the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sarasota as well as a Volunteer for The All Faiths Food Bank . Specializing in the Hospitality Industry, Roxanne enjoys all classes of business both Commercial and Personal Lines.
Roxanne resides in Sarasota with her husband Joe. She is the mother of 2 daughters and has a grand daughter. Her many outside interests involve weight lifting, bicycling, yoga and creative cooking.
April Gorris joined Purmort & Martin in 1995 and has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. April holds licenses for both Property & Casualty and Life & Health, and in 2004 she earned the Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation (AAI). Her primary roles in the agency are Life & Health sales, HR and accounting. April has been married to her husband, Scott, for over 30 years. They have two daughters, two son-in-law’s and two grand-daughters. April and her family enjoy fishing & camping.
Larry Bowman has been a commercial insurance advisor since 2002 and joined Purmort & Martin as Executive Vice President in 2011. He is a graduate of the Hartford School of Insurance and has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Larry grew up in the Bradenton / Sarasota area and has been active in the community all of his adult life. He is the past President of the Sarasota Kiwanis Club, a past board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, and delivered Meals on Wheels for 5 years. He is currently active in the Sarasota Area Manufacturers Association (SAMA), Sarasota Kiwanis Club and sits on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County. Larry has a passion for most areas of property and casualty insurance, but he specializes in manufacturing and distributing, non-profits, and medical industry risks. His hobbies include basketball, boxing, surfing, wakeboarding, and watching college sports.
Angie Wiggin has been with Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency since 1997. She started as a processor in the Personal lines Department as her first full time job after high school. Since that time, Angie has worked as a Customer Service Representative and is currently the Supervisor of the Personal Lines Department, a posiiton that she has held for the past 12 years. Angie specializes in building personal risk management programs for our clients as well as specialized coverages for high net worth customers. Originally from outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Angie now lives in North Port with her husband. She has three children and enjoys relaxing at the beach on the weekends.
Nate Hudson grew up in Bradenton, earning an A.A. degree at Manatee Community College, then attended Florida State University for his B.S. degree in business management. He has been a licensed commercial insurance agent for 5 years and loves the diversity of people and businesses he meets and insures, and the relationships built thereof. Nate, and his wife Danielle, have 2 children, Wyeth(3) and Hayden(6). Nate’s hobbies including: playing lead guitar in his band Johnny Diamond, powerlifting, and spending time with his family.