The Villages Insurance Partners Hires State Farm Employees

The Villages Insurance Partners Hires State Farm Employees

The Villages, FL (September 15, 2020) – The Villages Insurance Partners welcomes three former State Farm employees to its Personal Lines Insurance team. Specializing in home, auto and golf car insurance; Chelsea Allen, Julia Skillman and Lacey Maher collectively bring over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry to the agency.


Chelsea Allen, Julia Skillman, and Lacey Maher joined The Villages Insurance Partners (TVIP) in July 2020 and have successfully completed TVIP’s extensive training program.


“The Villages Insurance has opened many doors for me so far in my career, I have been able to expand my education and expertise. I love being able to help people protect important aspects in their life,” stated Allen when asked why she chose to seek employment with TVIP. Allen has formal education in Marketing and Public Relations, she began her career in insurance with a State Farm agency in Ocala, FL from 2018-2020.


Skillman’s insurance background includes 3 years, 2016-2019, with a State Farm agency out of Orlando, Florida. “The Villages Insurance isn’t just a job,” expresses Skillman when asked what made The Villages Insurance Partners different than any other place. “It’s a community of people who are genuinely looking out for each other and their clients. You feel a real sense of pride surrounded by an entire group of colleagues all working towards a common goal. The Villages Insurance doesn’t just market themselves as caring for their community, they lead by example.”. Skillman also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Worship Ministry with an Operatic Minor.


Maher worked in State Farm Auto Claims in Tacoma, WA from 2014-2017 then moved into sales as a State Farm agent in Lady Lake, FL where she remained employed from 2017-2020. When asked what brought her to The Villages Insurance Partners Maher states, “I have always enjoyed working with the community, and The Villages Insurance has an impeccable reputation for being involved in the community in an altruistic way. The longevity of the collective team that works here speaks volumes to the fact that they also care about their employees as much as the community, and that to me is a recipe for success in any career.”


“It truly was a pleasure working alongside these ladies the past couple months while preparing them to join our team of Risk Consultants,” stated Rose Connell, TVIP Personal Lines Executive Manager. “They are a perfect fit for our culture. They are focused, driven and compassionate. They see the big picture and strive to do what is best for our clients, which is the ultimate goal!”


Chelsea Allen can be reached at The Villages Insurance Partners Lake Sumter Landing office. 352-751-6622 or


Julia Skillman can be reached at The Villages Insurance Partners Southern Trace office. 352-751-6622 or


Lacey Maher can be reached at The Villages Insurance Partners Brownwood office. 352-751-6622 or


About The Villages Insurance

Recognized nationally for their industry-leading 24/7 Emergency Response Team, The Villages Insurance has 8 locations and provides insurance and risk management to over 40,000 families and businesses in and around The Villages® community.  The 27th largest agency of its kind and ranked in the 95th percentile nationally in Reagan Consulting’s Best Practices. The Villages Insurance has been recognized as a “Florida Trend Best Places to Work” and named on the “Florida Companies to Watch” list by GrowFL.


Media Contact:  Sandy BassThe Villages Insurance



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