About Us

CorePRO Insurance’s mission is to bring outstanding options to professionals seeking insurance both for their business and personal assets. CorePRO was inspired by a longstanding request by clients of its sister company, MedMal Direct Insurance Company. They thoroughly enjoyed the service MedMal Direct provided on their Medical Professional Liability Insurance and inquired about other lines such as BOP, Workers’ Compensation, EPL and often times their personal lines as well. In 2015, CorePRO acquired a Jacksonville, FL agency, Hatcher & Associates, Insurance. The CorePRO team has more than 50 years of experience protecting clients’ businesses and other valued assets.

Our Team

Susan Payne

Assistant Vice President

With 13+ years in the insurance industry, Susan has spent most of her career specializing in medical malpractice and commercial liability for physicians and medical practices. In June of 2015 Susan was directly involved with forming CorePRO Insurance, LLC where she now holds the position of Assistant Vice President.

PROFESSIONALLY

  • 220 P&C License

PERSONALLY

Susan was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida, has two children, is an avid runner and enjoys playing pool and working out in her free time.

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Team Member

Dan Howell

Assistant Vice President

Dan joined CorePRO having spent the last four years with Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners in Tampa. Dan brings an expertise in physician groups and healthcare providers having been an integral part of the Healthcare Practice Group at BKS. He draws on his industry knowledge from 10 years as a senior marketing executive with Tampa Bay Imaging, where he fueled the company’s impressive growth with his stewardship of many of its most profitable clients. This unique perspective helps Dan assist physicians and healthcare providers navigate the unique and specialized risk they face in a constantly evolving marketplace.

PROFESSIONALLY

  • 220 P&C License
  • 215 Life & Health

PERSONALLY

Dan has a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and an MBA from the University of South Florida. For the past decade, Dan has been a mentor with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pinellas and currently serves on their Pinellas Leadership Council. Dan is also a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church in Safety Harbor. He relishes his time with his wife and two young kids and enjoys sports and cooking.

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Team Member

Christopher S. Walsh

Assistant Vice President

Christopher S. Walsh joins CorePRO Insurance with extensive experience in the insurance industry that spans 25 years. His success story began in Michigan where he was raised in an “insurance family” co-managing an $80 million book of business for Stratton, Cheeseman & Walsh Agency Group. He then served as President of Walsh Financial & Real Estate Services as a top 5 producer in Michigan.

He was most recently with ProAssurance Company where his industry expertise and strong relationship management skills made him a top producer in Florida. Christopher has a distinguished and proven track record as a leader in the professional liability industry. Christopher brings a variety of exceptional skills to CorePRO Insurance most notably his high retention client retention rate coupled with his strong communication and marketing skills.

PERSONALLY

Christopher resides in Venice, Florida and has three children.

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Team Member

Marc Hatcher

Operations Manager

Marc has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Over his career Marc has worked with national carriers on both the operations and agency side. He opened an independent agency, Hatcher & Associates Insurance, in 2005 and built it into a successful personal and commercial lines agency.

In October of 2015 CorePRO Insurance, LLC acquired Hatcher & Associates Insurance and brought Marc and his staff on board to help build CorePRO Insurance. 

PERSONALLY

Marc is a graduate of Jacksonville University and resides in St Augustine. He is married to April and they have 3 children.

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Josey Johnson

Account Manager - Commercial Lines

Josey began working in the insurance industry in 2009 and never looked back. Her customer service skills, wealth of insurance knowledge and positive demeanor are a huge asset to the CorePRO team. 

PROFESSIONALLY

  • CISR Designation (Certified Insurance Service Representative)
  • 2-20 P & C License

PERSONALLY

Born and raised in California, Josey traded the West Coast for Florida when she moved here in 2004 for college. She attained two Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from University of North Florida in Business Management and Marketing. She lives in Middleburg with her husband and three children.

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Cyber Liability

Protect your medical practice with higher limits for regulatory and cyber liability coverage.

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