Top Insurance Agents


By: Latino Leaders Staff


The insurance industry is big and growing in the Hispanic Markets. Companies offering coverages in many different areas are depending on the grow of these markets to achieve overall growth. The Latino community still represents a fabulous opportunity for insurance services. But, the warriors wining the battles of competition are their agents. Especially Latino agents when it comes to get Latino customers. The following list based in our own research, shows some of the Top Latino agents in the Country, based on their performances, clientele and involvement in the Community.

Pedro J. Busse

P.J. Busse Insurance and Financial Services

3750 NW 87 Ave. Suite #500

Miami, FL, 33178

(786) 275-1355


Since 1995, Pedro J. Busse has been involved in the insurance and financial services business in the South Florida area. Pedro has earned membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table*. Outstanding product knowledge and client service has enabled Pedro to consistently qualify for the Million Dollar Round Table*. The Round Table’s membership represents the top life insurance professionals worldwide. Of special interest to Peter is Personal Planning, as well as, Business Planning since fifty percent of his business is with small business owners.



Frank Ramos

Allstate Insurance

231 W 29th St Rm 510

New York, NY 10001

(212) 206-0494


I’ve represented Allstate for over 19 years and have worn many hats in the company. My tenure and experience has allowed me to not only understand the ins and outs of insurance, but also to service hundreds of families regarding their protection needs. My awards include being recipient of the Honor Ring twice and the National Conference Award. Community services involves being a Coach at Teaneck Southern Little League.



Ed Lara

State Farm

17194 Preston Rd Suite 221B

Dallas, TX, 75248-1225

(972) 233-7300


Ed Lara focuses on Auto, Home, Life and Small Business Insurance. He has State Farm experience since 2011. Ed Lara offers services for areas around Dallas such as Plano, Addison, Richardson, Allen, Garland, Carrollton, Frisco and more.



Jose R. Gomez

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Allstate Insurance

3250 N Pulaski Rd

Chicago, IL, 60641

(773) 777-7520


Jose Gomez became an Allstate agent because he has a passion for helping individuals and families navigate through the insurance maze. Gomez Insurance Agency opened on the northwest side of Chicago as an Allstate Insurance and Financial Service agency over 10 years ago. He has since built his agency with a reputation of being trusted advisors for personal, life/retirement and commercial solutions. Prior to opening his agency, Mr. Gomez held several senior corporate management positions both domestically and internationally.



Tom D. Gallegos and Dominic Garcia

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Rio Grande Insurance Services

1231 S. St. Francis Dr. Bldg A Suite A

Santa Fe, NM, 87505

(877) 984-8216



Under the leadership of Thomas D. Gallegos, Owner and Agent, and Dominic Garcia, General Manager, Rio Grande Insurance Services is a corporation of 23 insurance professionals with over 100 years combined insurance experience and 3 generations of Latino agents within the organization. Our mission is to provide a broad range of insurance products that meet the varied needs of our customers. By exclusively handling automobile, homeowners, life, health, business. and other financial products we can coordinate coverage and offer value to our customers. We proudly serve all clients within our communities offering bi-lingual customer service in order to support our Hispanic cultures which compose greater than 30 % of our book of business. We are an active member of the Hispano Chamber of Commerce and a proud sponsor of the NM Hispano Music Awards.


Monica Martinez-Hess


New York Life Insurance Company

Manhattan General Office

120 Broadway 29th Floor

New York NY 10271



Monica was born and raised in Mexico and moved to the United States in 2009, where she began her career as a Financial Professional with New York Life in March 2010. Monica achieved several awards in the company, and because of her success, she was assigned to a special role to expand the Latino market. Currently, she is a Financial Professional at New York Life Manhattan General Office. Monica has been recognized by the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at Growing with Heels, Celebrating the Power of Women. She is also part of the Board of Directors of 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester.


Francisco J. Rodriguez

Prudential Financial

3030 N Rocky Point Dr W, Suite 460

Tampa, FL, 33607

(813) 520-4120


My name is Francisco Rodriguez I’m an agent/advisor at Prudential Financial in Tampa, specializing in life insurance, retirement planning, and investments. Born in Panama City, Panama, I moved to Florida in 2005 from Mexico City, and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Florida in 2014. I achieved the 2016 Rookie of the Year Award in production and also reached Prudential Annuities Masters Council for over 1 million dollars of annuity business. My community involvement includes proactively volunteering on Tuesdays at Academy Prep of Tampa, participation in Hispanic Chamber of Tampa events, St. Petersburg Chamber, and member of Business Networking International (BNI) for small business owners.


Claudia Salas

State Farm

2335 W Shady Grove Rd, Suite 100

AIrving, TX, 75060-5059

(972) 790-4001


The most remarkable moment in my life, outside of my son’s birth, was on February 21, 2010. When I was awakened by an apartment fire that destroyed everything I had. Luckily my State Farm Agent had given me a renter policy 5 months earlier and State Farm helped me to recover after my fire! More than the monetary value, the insurance coverage represented a fresh start for Aaron and me. At that time, I learned that life happens and all you can do is to choose to be protected or not. I know that my calling is helping other people live protected. I want to connect with people and make a difference on a daily basis.


Maribel Marron

Allstate Insurance

2060 W Armitage Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 572-9495


Maribel Marron is a Latino entrepreneur who has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance business. With only four years as an agency owner she has become a Premier Agent for Allstate Insurance. Through the Allstate Insurance foundation, Helping Hands, she has been able to donate resources to nonprofit organizations. Recently, she has become a board member for a foundation named after her father, Francisco Marron, who has been helping the community for more than 40 years. As a board member her mission is to help the Latino community with mentoring and donating resources for youth programs.


Jorge C. Jorge

New York Life

495 North Keller Rd, Suite 150

Maitland, FL, 32751

(407) 999-6578


Jorge is an Agent through New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC) in the states of Florida, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana and North Carolina. Jorge became an Agent with New York Life Insurance Company in 2014 after working for 20 years on Wall Street in the financial services industry with Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and BNY Mellon to name a few. He obtained his MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from Fordham University, NY, in 2010. Jorge is also very involved with a national not-for-profit organization, ALPFA, having held several positions in the Orlando Chapter, most recently VP of Corporate Development.


Pete Fernandez

Allstate Insurance

1719 N Western Ave

Chicago, IL, 60647

(773) 252-2100


When it comes to insurance, you want to protect what matters most: your family, your financial well-being, and your prized possessions. I’ve been an Allstate agent since 2007, and I have worked in the insurance industry since 1997. I specialize in auto, life and home insurance, including renters insurance, and can assist customers with insurance coverage for motorcycles and boats, too. Financial service products, including retirement and college savings plans, are also available. Awards include the Inner Circle Elite for two years, Circle of Champions for three years, National Conference Award, the Honor Ring for five years and other great recognitions.


Richard Ramirez

State Farm

9400 N Central Expressway, Suite 120

Dallas, TX 75231-5040

(214) 320-3000


Richard has been with State Farm since 1978 but he has been a State Farm Agent since 1984. He has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. He serves as a St Mark’s School of Texas Trustee. He’s service goes beyond that. He also served in the United States Army-Field Artillery. Within State Farm, he has been an Ambassador Club Qualifier, National Convention Qualifier, State Farm Legion of Honor Agent and a Silver Scroll Qualifier.


Jim Diaz

State Farm

13550 SW 88 ST, Suite #294

Miami, FL, 33186-1513

(305) 385-6696

Jim Diaz is a State Farm Agent who services the areas of Miami, Kendall and South Miami. Jim offers services like Auto, Renters, Homeowners and Retirement & College Planning. He has a degree in Finance & Marketing from Florida International University. He is involvement within the community include the Special Olympics event MDCC. He is part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and has been feature in Univision’s Despierta America as a guest speaker.


Jose Luis Gonzalez Jr.

Nationwide Insurance

4949 Walzem Rd

San Antonio, TX 78218

(210) 591-7058


Jose L. Gonzalez Jr. has over 7 years of experience. He has represented some of the largest insurance companies in the world and joined Nationwide Insurance as a program agent in February 2012. In December of 2013, Mr. Gonzalez fulfilled the production requirements to transition to an independent location. On April 1, 2014, Jose L. Gonzalez Jr. opened a new independent insurance office location that is staffed with licensed professionals ready to service your insurance needs. At the Jose L. Gonzalez Jr. Agency ensuring that each of our member policy holders has the right insurance coverage for their individual families is our top priority.


Ed Mena

Allstate Insurance

5509 Balcones Dr

Austin, TX, 78731

(512) 459-5363


In 2014, I opened my agency in Austin, Texas after purchasing an existing agency. When I graduated from the University of Texas in 1987, I began my career with Allstate. I worked in Dallas as an agent and then was promoted to Chicago to work for Allstate’s home office in Northbrook, Illinois. I left Allstate in 1996 and spent several years working as the leading senior executive for a U.S. multi-national insurance company based in Panama, Chile, Mexico and finally Miami, where I was responsible for a $1.6 Billion operation with 3,200 employees. I’m actively involved in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Through an Allstate Helping Hands grant, I was able to contribute multiple $1000 community service awards to the NCMEC. I also serve as a board member and ambassador for the West Austin Chamber of Commerce, and am on the Chancellors' Council for the University of Texas. I now bring my unique global experience to my work helping customers protect what matters most to them.


Richard Griego

State Farm

1880 E. Lohman Suite D

Las Cruces, NM 88001

(575) 523-2451


Richard Griego has been serving State Farm customers since 1994. He has a BBA from the University of New Mexico. Richard is also part of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Association of Long Term Care Insurance Member, and the Lions Club. As a Native New Mexican and with a bilingual staff, Richard Griego is able to offer all your insurance needs such as auto, home, motorcycle and health.


Anita Avila

Allstate Insurance

216 Marble Ave NW

Albuquerque, NM, 87102

(505) 262-1821


As an Allstate agent in Albuquerque, I’ve gotten to know a lot of local families. I enjoy being a part of the community, and building relationships is one of the best parts of my job. I know what life is like in Albuquerque — that we choose cars, homes, boats and more to fit our lifestyle and budget. I also know how important it is to do the same when it comes to protecting them. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you find the solutions that meet your needs.


Miguel Torres

Nationwide Insurance

5901 W Indian School Rd, Suite 4

Phoenix, AZ 85033

(623) 873-1234


Our agency has been serving individuals and families in the Phoenix area for the last 10 years for car and homeowners insurance. We provide outstanding customer service, and our focus is to provide the right coverage at the right price. Let us be your local Phoenix Nationwide agent to help you find the right car insurance coverage for you and your family. We offer a full array of products for Phoenix residents, which include: car insurance, home insurance, business insurance and life insurance. Nationwide is proud to serve Phoenix.


Lissette Nolasco

Liberty Mutual

One Battery Park Plaza, 30th Floor

New York, NY 10004

(212) 398-2480



I am excited about the wide range of cost-effective programs Liberty Mutual has to offer. I graduated from SUNY at Albany and majored in Economics. My husband and I have 1 child. I am an active member of The Hispanic Business and Professional Association. As a New York Automobile driver you are entitled to take the New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicle 6-hour point/reduction program administered by the National Traffic and Safety Institute which will enable you to save 10% off your liability, collision, and no fault insurance rates for a 3-year period.


Jimmy O. Moscoso

Lincoln Financial Group

5124 Coronado Rdg

Boca Raton, Florida 33486-1444

(561) 809-3039


Jimmy O. Moscoso is the Leader of the Latino Business Resource Group for Lincoln Financial Group; as well he serves the role of Retirement Consultant for LFG’s Retirement Plan Services. His responsibilities include working as a liaison between LFG’s RPS business unit and government/healthcare plan sponsors throughout Florida. Jimmy joined Lincoln Financial Group in 2014. Previous financial experience includes over 8 years in various progressive roles with Putnam Investments, including two years of retirement speaking assignments throughout the Continental United States, and Puerto Rico.

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