Meet the Agents

Wayne Roberts Insurance Agent Venice FloridaWayne Roberts
C.E.O. – Principal Agent

Wayne joined Nationwide Insurance corporate in 1979 upon graduation from the University of Florida. Four years later he opened Roberts Insurance with his wife Karen.  Since then he has been an active community partner serving in many capacities  including boards for the Venice Area Chamber, United Way, Big Brothers, Big Sisters.  He has been a coach and continues to sponsor little league teams, coached YMCA baskeball, T-ball, and is a charter member of the Diamond Boosters.  Wayne is a long standing member of the Sertoma Club of Venice.


Bill Wilson Associate Insurance AgentBill Willson
President / Associate Agent

Bill, a graduate of the University of South Florida, joined the Roberts team in 1993 under the Associate Agent Program of Nationwide Insurance Co.  In addition to his agent’s duties, Bill served as Personal Lines Manager prior to assuming his role as President.  He is an active member of the community having served on Venice City Council,  currently as President of Venice Area Beautification Inc.,  Past President of the Sertoma Club of Venice, the Venice /Nokomis Rotary, Venice MainStreet and Vice Chair of the All Faith’s Food Bank board.  Bill also served two six years terms  on the Venice Area Chamber board and continues to serve in various capacities.


Blake Roberts Associate Insurance Agent Venice FLBlake Roberts
Vice President / Associate Agent

Blake, a native Floridian, grew up in Venice. A Venice High School graduate, Blake played three years of varsity basketball for the Indians.  He attended Florida State University where he earned dual degrees in Risk Management/Insurance and Real Estate.  Blake worked with Bankers Insurance Company in St Petersburg before returning to Venice and joining the family business in 2010.  He is active in the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Network International and sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast.


Our Valuable Team Members

 

Danny Nichols
Associate Agent

Danny and his wife, Judy, moved to the Venice area in 1989 and have three children.  He joined the Roberts team in 2002 as an Associate Agent.  Danny specializes in Personal Lines as well as Commerical insurance.  He is very active with the Venice Little League where he coaches the Senior Division. He enjoys helping the Venice High School athletic programs with various Booster programs to help fund their activities.

 


Tim Cray
Associate Agent

Tim was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and has been a resident of the Venice community since 1995.  A graduate of the University of Dayton, Tim has been active in business management for over 25 years.  Prior to joining the Roberts team, Tim and his wife Cheri, owned the former “Mobil Venice Island” for several years.  Tim, Cheri and their children, Patrick and Jennifer, are all active members of their Venice community and The Epiphany Cathedral Parrish.


Jim Clinch
Associate Agent

Jim is another seasoned member of the Roberts team having joined in 1999.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management and worked as a senior executive in international marketing prior to moving his family back to their home town of Venice.  Jim is a Past President of the Sertoma Club of Venice.  He served on the Rotary Futures board, and on the former City of Venice Board of Zoning Appeals.  Jim states, “As a past chairman of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, I am truly committed to this wonderful community.


Matt Britton
Associate Agent

Matt is one of our true locals, born and raised here in Venice.  A 2001 Venice High graduate, Matt was captain of the Varsity football team and helped bring Venice a state championship his senior year.  Matt received a scholarship to Hillsdale College(MI), earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing/Management.  After graduation, Matt returned to Venice and joined the Roberts Insurance Group in 2006.  He met his wife Nicole in 2008, with whom he is raising their 4 beautiful children.  He is a Venice-Nokomis Rotary Member, and very active in the Venice Area Young Professionals (VAYP) group.  He enjoys golfing and recently finished his 11th season coaching local youth football, through the Venice Vikings.


Tara Valentino
Associate Agent

Tara specializes in commercial insurance and has been with the Roberts insurance group since 1994. She is a graduate of Venice High and lives in North Port with her two children.  Tara is involved in her local BNI chapter and previously served previously as Vice President and Education Coordinator.  She also assists the Roberts Insurance Group with its many charitable activities in the Venice area.