About MRS Insurance
The Family Behind the Mission
At MRS Insurance, our story is one of family, dedication, and a shared commitment to safeguarding your future. We are more than just a company that offers insurance and financial guidance; we are a close-knit family of professionals who understand the importance of protecting what matters most.
Our journey began with a simple yet powerful mission: to provide peace of mind and security to individuals and families alike. Today, we continue to uphold this mission, rooted in the values that define us as a company. We are proud to introduce you to the faces and hearts behind our dedicated team, the very individuals who work tirelessly to ensure your peace of mind, so you can focus on what truly matters in life.
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Mary Martin and how it all began:
Mary Martin’s journey in the world of finance began after a remarkably successful 24-year career managing $500 million in assets. Her dedication and expertise led to accolades during her tenure with New York Life, Raymond James, and Prudential. Notably, in her role as Vice President, Investments for 20 years, Mary’s exceptional skills and commitment earned her numerous prestigious awards with both Raymond James and Prudential, cementing her reputation as a leader in the field.
In 2010, Mary returned as an independent planner and agent, focusing on asset management and Medicare needs for her clients, all while maintaining the same high standards that defined her illustrious career.
Our family-centered approach to financial planning took root when Mary was joined by her husband, Bob, and daughter, Sherry, and established MRS Insurance, with Sherry leading the way as the agency principal.
Robert (Bob) Martin:
Bob Martin, a former Sergeant in the air force stationed at MacDill Air Force Base for 4 1/2 years, brought his unique perspective and skills to the family business. For many years, he managed his own music store, demonstrating his entrepreneurial spirit and a love for music. Bob has been a licensed insurance agent in Florida since 2016, and his experience has proven invaluable to our clients. Beyond his professional contributions, Bob is an active member of the community. He plays softball once a week and has been an avid golfer for almost 50 years. His passion for sports and music trivia adds a distinctive touch to our team, and his connection to the NBA through his grandson highlights the depth of his family ties.
Sherry Gillard’s role as principal of MRS Insurance is marked by an impressive track record in the insurance industry, reflecting her dedication and expertise. Her journey began in 1997 on the variable annuity sales desk with Raymond James & Associates in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her passion for the industry led her to Chicago, where she served as an inside wholesaler with Scudder Investments in 2000. Following the events of 9/11, Sherry returned to her roots in Niagara Falls, New York, and became a variable annuity Regional VP with US Allianz, showcasing her adaptability and resilience. Her commitment to her craft ultimately brought her back to Tampa Bay in 2008, where she served as a marketing manager before joining the family business in 2017.
As the principal of MRS Insurance, Sherry brings a wealth of experience to her clients. She is not only dedicated to providing top-notch service but also actively trains new agents and contributes to building the business. Beyond her professional life, Sherry is a champion of pro-life initiatives, anti-human trafficking efforts, and support for missionaries serving orphans and widows.
When she’s not working, Sherry’s diverse interests shine. She finds solace in the mountains and the serenity of the beaches, loves camping and traveling, has a flair for cooking, enjoys gardening, and, perhaps most importantly, is relieved when she doesn’t have to deal with taxes. Her multifaceted experiences and commitment to both her professional and personal passions are what make Sherry an integral part of the MRS Insurance family. Together, with Bob’s invaluable contributions, we strive to offer personalized service and a shared commitment to the values we hold dear. At MRS Insurance, we are not just a business; we are a family-driven team dedicated to helping you secure your financial future.