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Meet Our Team

Joe and Kathy Hassler

The founders of Hassler & Associates Insurance Agency, Joe and Kathy Hassler, opened their first Agency in Southern Illinois back in 1990, relocating to Panama City, FL in 1995. After working as a captive agent representing multiple lines of Insurance and Financial products throughout FL, they created Hassler & Associates in 2001

In 2009 the agency positioned to ease the difficulty and challenges of the unique FL property insurance market for their current and future clients by adopting a fully independent insurance brokerage business model.

Today the agency is proud to represent multiple major Carriers offering a wide variety of insurance products to meet the ever challenging needs of Florida property owners.

Brenda Pegram

Originally from Texas, Brenda became a licensed agent in 2009. Moving to Panama City in 2017, she joined the Hassler team. 

When not at work, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids and going to the beach.

Alyssa Pinkard

Born and raised in Panama City, Alyssa joined the Hassler team in 2022.

When not at work, Alyssa enjoys baking, crocheting, and spending time with her cats and dog.

Emily Grimes

Licensed Agent

Originally from Georgia, Emily graduated from Gulf Coast State College and became a licensed agent in 2020. 

When not at work, Emily enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her dog.

Helene Strahan

Customer Service Representative

Originally from Georgia, Helene relocated to Panama City 35 years ago. She joined the Hassler Team in 2023.

When not at work, Helene enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.

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