Patrick Rouse, CWCA President
Patrick Rouse was named President of GTPS Insurance Agency in 2008 after serving as the Personal Lines Manager and Commercial Producer. In addition to managing the day to day operations of GTPS, Patrick serves a wide of array of commercial lines customers.
He is a lifelong resident of Champaign, IL.
Jerry Cox Senior Vice President
Jerry Cox came to GTPS Insurance Agency after his agency – Cox, Lowry, and Marsh merged with GTPS. He has served as Senior Vice President of GTPS since 1998
Terry Reno Senior Account Executive, Commercial Lines
Terry Reno has been in the insurance industry since 1991. He draws on 15 years of experience as a commercial insurance agent to assist him in providing professional advice to a variety of businesses throughout Illinois and neighboring states. He prides himself on providing service beyond expectations and works diligently with his clients to give them the most comprehensive coverage available to suit their needs.
Terry grew up in Belleville, IL. He played football at Millikin University in Decatur. Shortly after graduation, he began his career in the insurance industry. He currently resides in Philo, a small town in the Champaign-Urbana area, with his wife and five children. He enjoys golf, coaching and outdoor activities.
Aimee Fernandes Account Executive, Benefits and Commercial Lines
I have worked in the insurance business since 2001. I started out in a very small agency and then came to work for GTPS Insurance Agency in 2002. I was actually hired in as the receptionist, a position I worked in for approximately six months before I moved to the personal lines division. After spending a couple of years as a personal lines producer, I became the personal lines manager. However, I did not stay there: I was on to the commercial insurance side of things where I became a customer service representative. Finally, I am here… still here… in commercial insurance sales, including life & health. It is challenging at times, but equally rewarding!
About me: I am married to a my wonderful husband, David and my greatest accomplishment is and always will be my son, Collin. He is my pride and joy!
Movies: I don’t watch them, so I don’t have a favorite.
Best known for: Being outspoken
My favorite quote is: “I’m not always perfect, but I am always me”. (I have no idea who said it, but I love it)!
Pet peeve: Just one? People that are fake are my biggest pet peeve.
Fun Fact: In the 7th grade Illinois state volleyball tournament, I set a record for the most consecutive service points in a game at 18. I think the record still holds. By the way, our team got 4th place!
Susan Bensyl Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Susan brings over 20 years of experience dealing with both personal and commercial lines. Susan joined GTPS Insurance Agency in 1998.
Susan is committed to providing our commercial lines clients with outstanding customer service.
Megan Schweitzer Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Biggest Pet Peeve (one of the few): Drivers on the interstate that cannot seem to drive at a constant speed. Cruise control, please.
Fanatic: I am a die-hard Indianapolis Colts fan and have been for a long time. I get so nervous during the games that I don’t even like people to talk to me because I am so on edge. I am also addicted to hand sanitizer.
Few of my favorite things: Sweets, family, country music, sunny, warm weather, and shopping…not necessarily in that order.
Kenny Wilcoxon Marketing Coordinator
Kenny joined GTPS Insurance in March 2015. Although new to the insurance business, he has extensive management experience in other fields in addition to holding a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University. As a licensed producer, Kenny deals in both commercial and personal insurance. He assists account executives in finding clients superior and affordable coverage options.
Mary Ann Atwater Personal Lines Agent
Mary Ann became part of the GTPS team in 2016 after leaving her 18 year career in retail management. Mary Ann is fairly new to the insurance business, but, what she lacks in experience, she more than makes up for with personality, energy, and willingness to learn. She is committed to providing our personal lines customers with the best possible service.
In her free time, Mary Ann enjoys spending time with family and cruising through the country. She is also a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Dianna Riley Account Manager, Benefits
Dianna came to GTPS Insurance in 2004 with over twenty years’ business experience. She started at GTPS as an assistant in personal lines and bonds. By 2006, she began working with Connie Schwartz in life and health insurance.
Dianna currently assists the life and health team with group health, dental, vision, disability, and group life (ranging 2-500 employees). She also assists group HR and employees with questions about claims, policy changes, benefits coverage, billing issues, and more.
Dianna also manages individual health and life, assisting clients by submitting applications, fielding questions, and addressing any other concerns regarding health and life coverage.