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Meet Our Team


The team at John Douglas Insurance is comprised of dedicated professionals that work to address your comprehensive needs. To learn more about our staff, browse the profiles below for each of our team members.



Doug Messer - CEO

Doug Messer has been an insurance and financial professional for more than 25 years. Doug is CEO of John Douglas Insurance Agency and is responsible for day-to-day business operations. Doug is a graduate of Florida State University. Doug is the Chairman and founder of John Douglas Financial Group. Doug is a registered representative and securities principal with Royal Alliance. 


Doug knows community service is the best work of life. He is actively involved in our community and devotes time daily to public service. Doug is a member of the development board of FSU Panama City campus, has served on the local Red Cross board, Junior Achievement board and as instructor, served as President of the local Panama City Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors where he was awarded the award for "Underwriter of the Year." Doug also served as President of the Jaycees, and as a Rotarian. In his spare time Doug enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. 



Ethan Messer

Ethan is an experienced medicare advantage, medicare supplement, and health insurance agent. He is a registered representative who's practice includes asset manangement, retirement accounts, qualified plan rollovers both 401(k)s & 403(b)s, annuities, et al. Ethan possesses a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University in Business Administration, and is a Series 7 registered representative with Royal Alliance. In his spare time Ethan enjoys gourmet cooking, softball, snowboarding, beach volleyball, and kayaking. 



Kevin Garvin

Kevin acquired his insurance license in1982.  Then from 1983 to 1989, served in the US Navy as a nuclear engineer aboard the "USS Enterprise", a nuclear powered aircraft carrier.  He previously was the district manager for AFLAC and the top performing agent in the U.S. for Transamerica's inbound call center and a member of Continental Life's top 6 agent "President's Cabinet".  Kevin is currently ranked in the top 3% of all Florida Blue licensed agents and has consistently earned the top award of "Elite Circle of Champions" from the  marketplace for assisting the highest number of consumers with their health insurance questions and applications 



Juli Gilbert - Operations Manager

Here at John Douglas I keep the books accurate and provide administrative support to the John Douglas team. I am originally from Northern California where I received a Bachelor’s Degree from Humboldt State University in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoying our beautiful beaches.



Rebecca Corley

Rebecca holds a Bachelor's degree in English from from Florida State University, where she was also a Marching Chief. She currently holds a Property and Casualty insurance license and is working towards her Life, Health, and Annuity certification. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys reading, the beach, and spending time with family.




For more information on John Douglas Insurance, contact us at (850) 872-1840.


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~ Steve, Panama City





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