925 Partners Insurance Agency is a growing company in Jacksonville, Florida for those seeking personal, business, life, health, and disability insurance, as well as employee benefits. Our company name stems from Luke 9:25, a scripture we firmly believe and follow everyday: “For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself?”
Our mission is to provide exceptional service to all our clients to assure that they receive customized coverage at competitive costs from financially stable, reliable insurers. We proudly offer coverage through more than 70 carriers. We use the most sophisticated technology to compare quotes, match you with top-rated companies, and secure the insurance coverage that best fits your needs.
At 925 Partners, we offer you a team of Insurance Professionals. In addition to our educated, professional associates, we offer each of our clients the peace of mind that comes from our quality, well-rated insurers, the broad coverage you deserve, and the competitive costs you desire. Since our people and their knowledge are the most important asset we provide, you will be pleased to know that your TEAM at 925 Partners includes:
David C Hodges, Jr : Chairman and CEO
David graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He continued his education at Jacksonville University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a master’s degree in Business Administration. David ascended rapidly in the automotive industry where he began his career as a sales executive in 1991. By 1994, David was the General Sales Manager for Duval Honda, and President and COO of Duval Acura by 1996. In 2004, David became the Executive Vice President and COO for Scott McRae Automotive Group, the parent company. In 2010, he became the President and CEO of Scott McRae Automotive Group where he oversaw 10 for-profit companies with more than 1,000 employees and over $750,000,000 in annual revenue. David founded Hodges Management Group in 2017 and co-founded 925 Partners. He serves as Chairman and CEO for both companies. David has served as President of the Jacksonville Automobile Dealers Association and Chairman of the Florida Automotive Dealers Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Episcopal School of Jacksonville and BlueClaws Baseball Foundation.
Blake Rhodes : Managing Partner
Co-Founder of 925 Partners, Blake graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in History and minor in Sociology. Blake obtained his license and began his career in insurance in 2011 with State Farm, where he specialized in property and casualty insurance and banking. He obtained his Life, Health and Variable Annuities License in 2012. In 2014, Blake opened an independent insurance agency in Jacksonville, Florida. His agency was routinely recognized for exceptional production and client service. Blake’s agency also garnered multiple national awards for life insurance production. He serves as a member of the Young Agents Council for the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, as well as a Trustee for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
Jonathan Wallace : Executive Vice President – Commercial Division
Wallace joined 925 Partners in 2019 to lead the Commercial Insurance division for the agency. He most recently served as a Vice President with USI Insurance Services. He began his insurance career in 2014 with Brown & Brown Insurance. In his young career, Wallace has earned numerous honors for exceptional performance, including both local and national awards for sales production. Ultimately, his entrepreneurial spirit is what led him to 925 Partners. Wallace graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He was a member of the 2013 College Football National Championship Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Florida Trucking Association.
Sarah Lane : Director of Agency Development
Sarah joined the 925 Partners Team in June 2019 as the Director of Agency Development. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Prior to 925 Partners, she was the Director of Corporate Development for the JAXSPORTS Council and served as the Executive Council Assistant to the Jacksonville City Council President. Sarah recently received her insurance license. She is a JAX Chamber Trustee member, sits on the Planning Committee for “A Night for Heroes- Benefiting UF Health TraumaOne” and the Hospitality Committee for the JAX Chamber Professional Women's Council. Sarah also serves on the Board of Directors for The Shircliff Society and High School 9:12
Katie Polk : Senior Account Executive
Katie joined the 925 Partners Team in 2020 as the Transportation Division Director. Katie most recently served as a Senior Account Manager at Reliance Partners, where she managed the insurance needs of freight brokerage, 3PL, and motor carrier accounts all over the United States. After starting her insurance career with BB&T in Chattanooga, Katie developed a passion for the transportation industry at Reliance Partners, and appreciates the role they played in her career development. Prior to insurance, Katie attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a tennis scholarship where she excelled on and off the court. In her senior year, she went 19-3 in singles action, was named to the Academic All-SoCon team, and earned the SoCon Commissioner’s Medal. Currently, Katie is in an active member of the Florida Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, and The Transportation Club of Jacksonville.
Amanda Brewer : Senior Account Executive
Amanda joined the 925 Partners Team in 2020 as a Senior Account Executive. Prior to joining the team, she got her insurance career start in 2005 at Cecil W. Powell & Co as a Personal Lines CSR and Head of the Small Business Unit, where she also obtained her Customer Service (440) License and her ACSR designation. She obtained her Property & Casualty General Lines Agent (220) License in 2011. In 2014, she became manager of the Personal Lines Department at The Della Porta Group, Inc. She obtained her AIAM designation in 2018. With over 15+ years of experience in the Property & Casualty Industry, Amanda continues to further her knowledge in both Commercial & Personal Lines Insurance. She values the long term client relationships she has formed over the years and will strive to continue to build on them in her role here at 925 Partners.
Caleb Davis : Agent
An original Team member, Caleb graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He obtained his Life and Variable Annuities License in 2016. Caleb received his Personal Lines Agent License in 2017 and his General Lines License in 2019. Prior to joining 925 Partners, Caleb was the President and Co-Founder of Bold City Insurance, where he specialized in personal risk management. The agency achieved in the top one percent of all new agencies in Florida under his direction. Caleb serves as an affiliate member for the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.
Evan Orth : Account Executive
A recent graduate of the University of South Alabama, Evan earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and was Captain of the Jaguars football team. He earned his General Lines License in 2019, and he is excited to begin his insurance career by serving the business community in his hometown of Jacksonville.
James Gilbert : Account Executive
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, James played baseball at Chabot College in Hayward, CA. After being selected in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, he spent four years pitching in the minor leagues. Upon retirement, James moved to Jacksonville, FL and obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida in Political Science, minoring in Education. He has spent the last 12 years in various leadership roles, expanding his professional network in Jacksonville and serving members of the community. James values meaningful, long-lasting relationships and being an asset to others’ personal development.
Glenda Thoele : Client Service Specialist
Glenda joined the 925 Partners team in 2020 as a Client Service Specialist. She began her insurance career 35 years ago working for an agency in Georgia in their accounting department. After five years, she moved to Florida, got her 220 License and began to work for Insurance World as their Office Manager and a Producer. After seven years with Insurance World, she left to work for an Allstate agency as a Producing Agent. She then received her 214 Life and Annuities License. In 2006, Glenda left to work for Cecil W. Powell & Company as an Account Manager for the Personal Lines Department. She retired in 2015 but after two years of retirement, she realized she wanted to go back to work so began working for Newton & Young Insurance as a Producing Agent. Glenda has a passion for insurance and helping people with all of their needs every day.
Lora Brewer : Accounting Specialist/Commercial Administrator
Lora joined the 925 Partners team in 2020 as an Accounting Specialist/Commercial Administrator. A Jacksonville native, she brings over 40 years of insurance experience, getting her start in 1971 with Travelers Insurance, in the Commercial Lines Division. She has also worked for Harden Insurance as an Assistant Account Manager, Cecil W. Powell & Company as an Account Manager and most recently worked for The Della Porta Group as the Commercial Lines Account Manager/Accounting Administrator. Lora holds her Property & Casualty General Lines Insurance License. Her servant leadership is highly valued among her peers and she enjoys being able to help customers throughout every step of the insurance process.