Locke Burt, President, began his insurance career in 1974. Since 1980 he has served as President of Ormond Re Group. A licensed insurance and reinsurance broker, he served on the Board of the Florida Association of Domestic Insurance Companies and as President of the Independent Reinsurance Underwriters and Brokers Association. He is a licensed attorney and former member of the Florida Senate.
Melissa Burt DeVriese, General Counsel, began her career working as an associate attorney at Foley & Lardner, LLP. She served as legislative counsel to U.S. Representative Sam Graves and was the primary attorney to the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Ms. DeVriese holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from University of Miami as well as a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the bar associations in Washington, D.C.; California; and Florida.
Jeff Hartz, Sr., Vice President, is well-known in the insurance and reinsurance industries. His other positions include time spent as Facultative Director for Cravens Group and Baltica Skandinavia Reinsurance Company. His association with Burt and Scheld spans over 30 years.
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Jimmy Foster, Vice President, joined Burt & Scheld in 2014 and has a Commercial Real Estate & Commercial Reinsurance background. He currently holds a Florida 2-20 Insurance License and is a Certified Catastrophe Modeler (CCM). His primary duties are daily underwriting of new and renewal business. He is also continuing his education in the Insurance and Reinsurance field.