Our Leadership

 

We are proud to introduce you to our awesome Leadership Team, each one dedicated to helping you succeed.

 

Headshot-MattMatt Allgood – Founder/Chairman

 

As a U.S. Navy Submariner, Matt learned a lot about adapting to any and all situations. He served in several military conflicts and on-station Cold War scenarios, where he needed extreme vigilance and constant empathy to anticipate his adversary's next move.  Matt needed those skills in order to prevent harm to himself and his shipmates while traveling hundreds of feet under the surface of the World's bodies of water.

 

Today, Matt uses those same qualities when working with his and the Agency's clients. By using empathy and vigilance, he's able to adapt solutions to the clients' current and future needs. After thorough examination of the clients' needs, goals, and challenges, Matt ensures they receive suitable, and common-sense solutions to help them achieve their goals.

 

Having been sole owner of several successful businesses and managing principal of a few more, Matt's entrepreneurial background lends itself to his superior insight to human feelings; this after spending his life serving, literally, tens of thousands of customers and hundreds of employees, providing solutions to all kinds of challenges for customers and employees.  Matt's goal with his agency is to ensure all clients are provided a common sense solution that is clear, concise and easy to understand.  Matt has a very open and forthcoming nature, which is refreshing in a world that tends to mask straight talk with rhetoric and lip service. So be prepared for an honest and open conversation when you speak with Matt.

 

Cesar Hernandez - New Markets Director

After a successful career in the Mortgage industry, César Hernández decided to focus on his clients’ broader financial goals. He holds numerous licenses which allows him to provide a wide range of solutions to his clients.  And he has achieved the prestigious Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation.  CRPC is a professional financial planning designation awarded by the College for Financial Planning.  

César's experience and extensive training are invaluable assets to the Agency and to his clients.  The agents under the Longwood office will have a great mentor and coach to help them succeed.  César’s well known for his sense of humor, and that makes him approachable – for clients and agents alike.  He’s got the skills and the personality to succeed in this business and to develop and encourage others to succeed as well.

César is energetic and positive, and he's fully committed to serving his clients' needs above all else.  That client-centered attitude has won him the Careeer Success Award and continues to be the primary motivation in his career.  Clients can rest assured that César will help them sort through the challenges and find solutions that work best for them. 

 

 headshot-Deanna-72Deanna Durkee – Founding Director

 

Deanna relocated to FL from Massachusetts in 2012, once both of her children had started college, and she is absolutely loving it! It was her dream to live in Florida, so as her children grew, she made the move to be close to her elderly parents, for whom she is now the primary caregiver.

 

Deanna has been a business analyst, programmer, and a cellphone repair business owner. “I love the customer service aspect of the insurance industry,” she says. “And helping guide people with some difficult decisions, and knowing they are protected, is very rewarding.”

 

Deanna specializes in legal protection services through LegalShield (a 40 year old legal protection services company), and identity theft protection through IDshield the most robust identity theft protection available and is value priced!

 

 

Kim Federline - Benefits Director

 

Kim Federline spent over a decade serving non-profit organizations before taking the leap to insurance. At the heart of it all, she has always wanted to help people. But specifically, empowering and enabling people to help themselves. She is passionate and dedicated to helping small businesses provide benefits for their employees and for serving all their needs. She began her insurance career with Aflac and has done just that. "I LOVE that text, call or email that I get when someone says 'your Aflac payment just paid my bills. I don't know what I'd do without it!' It's not about a handout; it's about a hand UP."

 

Kim joined the Allgood Financial team in 2018 and provides all our agents with training and support on the Aflac products and systems.  This is especially valuable for agents whose area of concentration is business insurance solutions.  Aflac is a great starting point and Kim is an amazing asset in that regard.   In her free time, Kim enjoys cooking, crafting, and loves to travel.