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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Nikki Bassil

Executive Sales Director

Nikki Bassil is a 35-year insurance industry veteran. Before joining Dimmitt Insurance as Executive Director, Nikki has provided insurance services throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. For 16 years, Nikki owned and operated an All-State Insurance Agency, which specialized in personal and commercial lines of property and casualty insurance, as well as personal life insurance. Following, Nikki has provided consultancy, recruiting and training services for AIG Financial Network and e-TeleQuote Insurance. Prior to joining Dimmitt Insurance, Nikki served as Agency Principal for Morgan Insurance Services in Tampa, FL. Nikki brings a wealth of industry expertise, and a passion for providing clients with unprecedented customer service.

Mary Gallichio

Risk Management Specialist

Mary Gallichio has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. Beginning in the field straight out of high school, Mary quickly obtained her agent’s license and has been working in the business for the majority of her career. In addition to a wealth of knowledge concerning various insurance products and practices, Mary is also experienced in insurance office management, payroll processing, accounting and an array of other areas.

Mary comes from a large family in rural Wisconsin. She and her nine siblings would regularly help around the modest dairy farm they lived on, doing any type of chore imaginable within the homestead. Her family lived mostly off the land, gathering the majority of their daily food from their own livestock and the large garden they planted and tended themselves. It was a simple and hearty life, complete with her attendance to a one-room country schoolhouse and a menagerie of different pets (including at times a Sandhill crane, deer, goats and crows.) Sometimes it was a difficult life as well, but Mary wouldn’t change it for a thing.

Today, Mary is married to Dan, her husband of 35 years. She has two children, two step-children and three grandchildren (though she hopes for more of those in the not too distant future.) Having lived most of her life in Wisconsin, the family relocated to Florida a little over 11 years ago.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys cooking, craft-work, artistic endeavors, reading, doing various types of puzzles, card games and just generally enjoying her time spent with family.

Ruth Guthrie

Customer Service Representative

Ruth Guthrie has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years. She is licensed in Life and Health and Property and Casualty. She started with AFLAC and won numerous awards including Triple Crown, area Rookie of the Year and was promoted to Assistant District Manager within three months. Several years later she worked with State Farm and then was a Sales Manager and Office Manager with Allstate. She has over 35 years experience in sales and customer service. As an International Travel specialist in Atlanta, she won top sales awards 5 years in a row and as a Realtor, was in the Million Dollar club. Ruth grew up in Florida and North Georgia, and after a brief stint in Colorado is glad to be back in the South. She is a gourmet cook and published artist and resides in the Clearwater area with her two sons.

Jill Hosinski

Risk Management Specialist

Jill began her insurance career three years ago as a State Farm agent in North Carolina after having a successful 22-year career in the Hospitality industry where she owned and operated her own restaurant at one point. Her State Farm career began in NC then migrated here to Florida where Jill gained recognition as one of the regions Top Producers and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager within a few months. Jill originally hails from New Hampshire, a die hard New England sports fan, a mom to two grown children and recently adopted a little pit bull rescue pup. She currently lives in St. Petersburg and is loving the Florida lifestyle and is excited to grow her career with Dimmitt Insurance Group. Although she specializes in Home and Auto insurance she is also fluent in Flood, Commercial and High Net Worth insurance needs.

Vanessa Chambers

Risk Management Specialist

Vanessa Chambers has been in the insurance industry for over 5 years. She is Florida licensed in Property and Casualty, as well as in Life and Health. Although the majority of her career was spent in Tampa Bay, she did have a run in Nashville, TN. Though the music was great, she is happy to be home and to be living the FL life again. Vanessa is highly experienced in helping clients select the coverages needed to be properly protected from all of life’s unforeseen risk.

Deborah Mello

Customer Service Representative

Deborah Mello is a native of Sandwich, on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where her family owned and operated a pizzeria for 20 years. Deborah moved to Florida in 2018, and began her career in property and casualty insurance in the sunshine state. Deborah enjoys learning more about insurance every day, and she keeps all of our valued clients happy while helping them select and maintain the coverages necessary for their own unique needs. In her spare time Deborah enjoys to traveling and exploring new destinations.

Patricia Fowler

Risk Management Specialist

Patricia Fowler has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. In addition to property and casualty insurance sales in the independent agency arena, she has held positions in insurance sales management and carrier marketing. Patricia goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service to all, and her expertise in personal lines of insurance is highly valued by her clients.

Patricia was born abroad and came to the United States with her parents, and two older brothers, where they settled in Crystal River, Florida, in 1971. She is the proud mother of two and has been blessed with five wonderful grandchildren. In her spare time Pat enjoys traveling, fishing, cooking, baking, sewing, and quilting, and treasures time spent with family and friends.