Our Staff

Greg Gerontes, Owner, ggero@hechtstout.com

Greg is an experienced business professional who has over 20 years in the Insurance industry.  He began his career as an agent with Hecht-Stout Insurance, working closely with then owner, Hiles Stout.  For over 15 years, Greg learned the insurance industry and assisted Hiles in building this successful business. In 2008, Greg became owner.  He prides himself on the personal attention and dedicated service he provides to each and every individual and company he works with.   Greg works hard to create a culture of safety in your business.

Greg and his team adhere to a set of core values steeped in Integrity, Respect, Professionalism and Dedication.

Shelly Martin, Commercial Linesshelly@hechtstout.com

Michele Kokinda, Lifemkokinda@hechtstout.com

Deb Hammer, Personal Lines, dhammer@hechtstout.com

Michelle VanLaningham, Receptionist/Personal Lines Assistant, michelle@hechtstout.com

Karen Gerontes, Office Coordinator/Life, karen@hechtstout.com

We recently suffered damage to our medical practice’s entire computer data system. Hecht-Stout stepped in and were right there for us when we needed them the most.
- M. B., Practice Manager- Tazewell County, IL