Mark B. Williamson
President & Relationship Manager
Mark Williamson is a highly accomplished, results-driven Insurance Executive with more than 25 years industry experience. In March of 2001, Mark established M. Williamson Insurance Services. Mark graduated from the University of South Florida in 1991 with a B.A. in Criminology and was the recent recipient of the 2016 University of South Florida Fast 56 Award, The award recognizes Mark and M. Williamson Insurance Services as one of the Fast 56 Fastest Growing Bull Business of its USF alumni. Mark is also the recent winner of the President’s Cabinet from Security Mutual Life. He is happily married with 3 children. Mark is a travel baseball coach and avid snowboarder.
Licensing and Contracting
Collette joined her husband, Mark Williamson, in the insurance industry in 2010. In 2011 she became a case manager. Collette currently manages all aspects of the business, from licensing and contracting, application submission, underwriting issues, informal submissions, and agent management. In 1988, she graduated from Katherine Gibbs with an A.S. in Secretarial Science. Collette is a proud mother of three children.
Senior Case Manager
Lori has been in the life insurance business for the past 7 years and has her Life, Health, and Variable Annuities License. She has worked in both the marketing and new business side. Lori likes to use a proactive approach to review cases to anticipate any future issues and try to offer her agents other options when necessary. Lori joined the M. Williamson Insurance Services team in 2013.
Head of Sales
Justin Williamson graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Criminology. After he interned with Northwestern Mutual 2018-2019, he knew his passion was in finance and insurance and joined M. Williamson after graduation. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding and jetskiing.
Scott Sorensen joined our firm in 2018. Scott’s role will be to handling all commissions. Scott has been in this position for the past ten years. When Scott is not working he and his wife split their time running to all of their children’s sports and activities.
Dennis Abi Abdallah
Dennis joined our firm in 2022 as an internal consultant. His role includes relationship building with new agents and new business exposure. Dennis is a graduate from FAU in Graphic Design but realized his passion in Business and banking shortly after graduation. He has a background in banking and customer relationship for over 10 years. When he is not fishing with his 2 kids Dennis is enjoying his passion to CrossFit.
Marketing Specialist / Website Support
Rob joined our firm as a Marketing Specialist. He has been a marketing and website professional for over 20 years. In his “downtime” he is also a freelance musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist. He loves to travel and enjoying time with wife and son.
Ken Turscak, FALU, FLMI, ACS
As Chief Underwriting Officer, Ken brings more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry with approximately 20 of those years in underwriting and underwriting management. Ken earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and has earned industry designations to include FALU, FLMI and ACS.
Will Walker, FLMI, ACS
Director of Member Underwriting Services
Will Walker is the Director of Member Underwriting Services. His experience includes packaging, underwriting and negotiating the best possible offer on large cases. His underwriting acumen was developed when he began his career with Standard Insurance of Oregon. He spent 6 years with Standard underwriting Disability and Life insurance applications. Will is a graduate of San Diego State University; he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
Gerri Bishop, FALU, CLU, FLMI, AIAA, ACS
Director of Member Underwriting Services
Gerri Bishop brings 22 years of experience in the insurance industry, including roles with Genworth Financial, as a field underwriter for an independent life insurance agent and most recently as Director of Underwriting for a major Brokerage General Agency (BGA) in the Southeast. In her prior role as Director of Underwriting, Bishop was instrumental in implementing a modern and efficient informal case review process and enjoyed working in a fast-paced environment, reviewing medical records, providing underwriting guidance and negotiating offers directly with the insurance carriers.
Rick Lawton, FALU, ALMI, ARA, ACS
Head of Member Underwriting Services
Rick Lawton brings 22 years of experience as a financial advisor. Having both his Series 7 and LAH license allowed Rick to develop customized plans for clients which included the use of insurances for Estate, Business and Personal planning. Rick’s twelve 12 years in the BGA as well as carrier arenas developed his ability to work through underwriting issues or concerns, negotiate underwriting or product solutions and find solutions for adverse underwriting decisions to ensure policy placement.
Director of Member Services – ABLTC