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About St. Johns

History | Management Team

Who We Are


Established in 2003 and headquartered in Orlando, St. Johns Insurance Company is a privately-held Florida company specializing in homeowners' insurance products and services. St. Johns Insurance Company is owned by St. Johns Holding Company. The majority shareholder is St. James Insurance Group, a managing general agency and program developer who has been underwriting homeowners' policies since 1984.

St. Johns Insurance Company has earned a Financial Stability Rating® of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. (, an organization that ranks and monitors insurance companies for financial stability.

Today, St. Johns continues to solidify and expand its presence in the state. The company's commitment to offering quality products and services has made St. Johns one of the most sought after insurance companies in Florida.

Management Team

St. Johns management team is composed of seasoned insurance people with an average of 29 years' experience in the business.

Reese I. Bowen, President
Mr. Bowen has over 35 years' experience in insurance management, underwriting, product development and operations both domestically and internationally. In his career, he has held senior management positions with AIG Risk Management, Midland Intermediary and Coopers & Lybrand Risk Management Consulting. He is a graduate of Georgia State University.

Russell Beck, Executive Vice President
Mr. Beck has 15 years' experience in homeowners insurance claims management. Prior to joining St. Johns, he was regional claims manager and catastrophe claims manager for Risk Enterprise Management, the TPA Division of Zurich Risk Management Services, where he managed property claims for Florida and Texas Select. He was also responsible for planning, staffing, overseeing the technical and catastrophe vendor network and the performance of multiple branch offices. Mr. Beck is a g raduate of Florida State University and is a Florida State Certified Residential Contractor and a Senior Claims Law Associate. He is licensed in Florida, Texas and South Carolina.

Jesse Schalk, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Schalk started his career in public accounting where he gained a specialty in audits and annual statement preparation of life and property casualty insurance companies. Most recently he held the position of Vice President of Asset Management for Heifer International Foundation, an endowment and charitable trust. Prior to that, he was the general manager of Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company, serving the homeowners of Arkansas. As general manager, he was responsible for all financial, underwriting, claims, IT and reinsurance functions. Prior to joining Farmers Union, he was the Vice President of Finance and IT for American Management Corporation, a national managing general agent serving personal and commercial insurance clients in over 40 states. Mr. Schalk is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a BS in Accounting and is currently licensed as a CPA in Arkansas.