OUR TEAM

Lee Burke, CRM, CIC
President and Founder
lburke@bbbins.com

Lee Burke founded Burke Bogart & Brownell, Inc., in 1973 after graduating from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life and Health Insurance. He received the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1978, and obtained his designation as a Certified Risk Manager in October 2010.

Burke, Bogart and Brownell, Inc., has grown to be one of South Florida s most respected Insurance and Risk Management firms. Lee has served on numerous Insurance, Business and Non-Profit Advisory Councils. He is active full time in the areas of Insurance and Risk Management including frequent educational and/or public service presentations on Risk Management topics.

Teresa Schmon
Operations Manager/ HRtschmon@bbbins.com Teresa Schmon joined Burke Bogart & Brownell in 2007 as Executive Assistant and manager of Human Resources. Teresa came to the agency with no insurance background but brought with her a very valuable quality; the desire to make a difference.In 2013 Teresa was promoted to the position of Operations Manager. In this role she oversees agency operations, ensuring all facets of the business are running as efficiently and effectively as possible. Teresa’s focus and drive helps our team to be able to consistently provide clients with the best service.
 

Lorraine Carrie, CISR
Commercial Lines / Manager
lcarrie@bbbins.com

Lorraine Carrie joined Burke Bogart & Brownell in 2003, bringing with her significant underwriting experience from several insurance companies.  Lorraine is an important member of the agency management team who is learning all aspects of the business starting as an Account Manager in Personal Lines, Department Manager, Bookkeeping and is now moving into our Commercial Lines Department.

Lorraine is a licensed 2-20 Insurance Agent in addition to being a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR).

Lorraine’s passion is sharing and spending quality time with her family, enjoying various outdoor activities. She is an avid reader who also enjoys writing.

Lupe Paez, AIAM
Personal Lines Account Executive
lpaez@bbbins.com

Lupe Paez joined Burke Bogart & Brownell in 2007 as a Customer Service Representative. She began her insurance career in 1993 working in the Loss Prevention Department of a large insurance company, where she worked assisting Insurance Agents. This insurance company experience brings additional depth to her position as an Account Manager.

Lupe earned her 2-20 Insurance License in 2012 so that she could better assist her clients. She also holds the designation of AIAM (Associate in Insurance Account Management).

Lupe strives to provide her clients with excellent customer service, while providing the most competitive and comprehensive coverage to fit their insurance needs. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Genie Torrellas
Personal Lines Account Manager
gtorrellas@bbbins.com

Genie Torrellas has been with Burke Bogart & Brownell since 1997. She started her insurance career in 1978 with an Independent Insurance Agency. Her experience includes account and department management in both the Personal and Commercial Lines areas.

Genie is a licensed 2-20 Insurance Agent who enjoys speaking with clients so that she can address their questions and / or concerns regarding their insurance needs. Her experience and contribution to the agency has been an invaluable asset to her fellow co-workers and clients.

Katie Lyon
Personal Lines New Business Administrator
klyon@bbbins.com

Katie joined our team in September 2016 as our Office Assistant coming to Florida from her home state of North Carolina.  A Chapel Hill graduate and new to Florida we were fortunate to have her join our agency.  Katie not only got her insurance license quickly after coming on board but took on much of the service aspects of the personal lines business.  When the opening of New Business Administrator came up she was a natural fit.  She has continued to impress us with her patience, intelligence and drive.

 Stacey Stacey Rudewick
Personal Lines Sales Executive/Manager
srudewick@bbbins.com
Stacey joined our team in 2014 as a Sales Executive.  She has made such a wonderful impact that we’ve recently changed her role to include working with our affluent clients. Stacey enjoys networking and meeting new people.  She has a wonderful enthusiasm and sharing her insurance knowledge.

Carmela Smith
Commercial Lines CSR
csmith@bbbins.com

Carmela joined our Commercial Lines Department in 2016 and has brought with her a extensive background in business insurance.  She is a integral part of our team and we are lucky to have her.

Carmela and her husband and enjoy their pets, the beach and taking walks together.

 

Cindy Hershey
Commercial Lines Account Manager
chershey@bbbins.com

Cindy joined our Commercial Lines Department in September 2017 but has a long history in the insurance industry.  Cindy is very experienced, knowledgeable and eager to assist her clients.  We are happy to have her on our team!

Stacey Austein
Office Assistant
saustein@bbbins.comStacey is the new office assistant replacing Katie Lyon.  She is such an enthusiastic person and eager to learn the insurance business. We are so happy to help her learn this industry and see her grow!