Gary Owen was born to a coal mining family in western PA and raised in a small rural community in the Appalachian Mountains. He moved to Florida 33 years ago and studied Criminal Justice; he later became a Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida. He owned and operated a wholesale, retail, and flooring installation business for 15 years prior to entering the insurance industry 12 years ago. He joined the US Air Force Auxiliary in 1998 and became a Search & Rescue Mission Pilot, then later a Squadron and Group Commander, and subsequently appointed as the Florida Wing Inspector General. He received numerous ‘Commander Commendation’, ‘Achievement’, and ‘Life Saving’ Awards during his tenure. He is a graduate of the US Air Force AETC, Air University’s, “Air Command Staff College”. Gary also attained the Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow designation with the American College. He qualified for MDRT while at AIG and qualified for Leadership Club and Leadership Council. He served 6.5 years with a national Medicare carrier and currently is the President of Owen Insurance Group located in Stuart, FL. He passionately works with 200+ agents in his General Agency specializing in Medicare, Long-Term Care, and Life Insurance Planning. For fun, Gary likes to travel, operates a “Whisky Tasting Club”, and is a PADI qualified Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver. He lives in Palm City, FL and has a beautiful 20-year old daughter (Kaitlyn).