Meet Our Team

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.

Darren Vermost, Insurance Agent

Darren Vermost

President, MBA, CSWC, PWCA, CISR

Darren has been in the insurance industry since 1990 taking over Vermost Insurance Agency from his dad in 2006.  Insurance practically “runs” in Darren’s veins, as he is a second-generation insurance “guy”, following in his father’s footsteps.

Darren is active in the community, having served on the board of the local Independent Agents Association. He spent nine years on the Safety Harbor Planning and Zoning Board, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Safety Harbor Code Enforcement Board.  He is a very active volunteer in his church as the Liturgy Director.  In addition, he volunteers in many capacities for his daughter’s schools including Chairperson of the School Advisory Board.

When he is not working or volunteering, he isn’t really relaxing either.  You might find him on a tennis court or golf course – or watching one of his daughters’ sports practices.  Other times, you’ll find him devouring smoked ribs at his favorite “rib joint.”  Darren knows just where to find great ribs all over Florida, but is always looking for a new spot to try. Email Darren and recommend your favorite place. He’d LOVE it!

Darren has his BA from the University of Iowa.
(GO Hawkeyes!)

He earned his MBA degree from the University of South Florida.
(GO BULLS!)

Sue Lockett

Sue Lockett

Office Manager, Commercial Lines Account Manager, CISR

Sue has twenty plus years experience in the Insurance field. She started her career as an insurance adjuster for property and casualty claims. Sue has spent the last 15 years as an insurance agent specializing in Business Insurance, with a CISR certification.

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts

Commercial Lines CSR

With 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Nancy is an integral asset within our commercial department. She grew up in Northern Ontario, Canada, one of seven children, and has lived in Florida for 24 years. Nancy loves camping, biking, swimming (notice no winter sports here), cooking, baking and reading. Her favorite activity is spending time with her two grandchildren.

John O’Brien

John O’Brien

Personal Lines Account Manager, CISR

John was born and raised in upstate NY and moved to Florida many years ago. His family is now in its third generation of insurance professionals, with John’s career starting in 1994. Over the years with Vermost, he has developed real relationships with his clients, and is humbled by the thought that his clients come to trust his counsel and value proper protection. John loves what Vermost Insurance stands for and is proud to be part of the team.

Sara Borgeson

Sara Borgeson

Personal Lines Assistant

Sara is originally from Connecticut. She has worked in customer service for over 6 years before coming to Vermost Insurance. Her favorite part of working at Vermost is the atmosphere and keeping all the client files and information up to date and accurate.