Who is GIA?
Gross Insurance Agency
Gross Insurance Agency is a 3rd generation independent insurance agency, founded by Frank Gross. When Frank founded Gross Insurance Agency back in 1972, he was focused on building an agency that would help build the local community by educating people on insurance and helping them to receive insurance benefits that were tailored to their personal needs. This was done through the team of insurance agents Frank put together who worked to build a personal relationship with each of their clients.
David Gross (Co-Owner and Licensed Consultant & Agent)
David has more than 40 years of insurance and financial advising experience. He has served as president and chairman of many local and state associations. Over the years, he has achieved several designations including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC). In his spare time, David enjoys remodeling houses and vacationing.
Patti Rolf (Co-Owner and Licensed Agent)
Patti started in the insurance industry in 1984 as a co-op with Gross Insurance Agency. After earning her degree in computer programming and becoming a licensed Property and Casualty agent in 1988. Patti enjoys free time with her family and is very proud to continue to help run the family owned business started by her father, Frank X. Gross. Her favorite past times include cooking, playing with her grandchildren, boating at the lake as well as family vacations on the beach. She also serves on the St. Thomas Church Parish Council.
Paula Arthur (Licensed Agent)
Paula began her insurance career as a file clerk for an insurance company right out of high school. She then served as a receptionist until she came to work for Gross Insurance in 1999. Shortly after joining the Gross Insurance team Paula became a licensed life and health agent. She also became a licensed property and casualty agent in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and playing with her dog and cat. She also enjoys vacationing in Madeira Beach with her husband, visiting her son in Lexington and listening to local bands with her friends and neighbors.
Rachel Wilder (Licensed Agent)
Rachel began her insurance career in August of 2018 after graduating from NKU with a Public Relations degree. Rachel and her husband, Jason, welcomed their son into the world in November of 2017 and their daughter in November of 2020. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband and kids. She also enjoys being outdoors and vacationing with her family.
Mary Hammons (Licensed Agent)
Mary began her insurance career as a CSR during her sophomore year in high school. She obtained her insurance license and has moved from a personal lines agent to an agent in our commercial lines department. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, baking, flower arranging, and bowling. She loves spending time with her family watching football, Nascar, UK Basketball, and of course Disney movies with the grand babies.
Julie Nunez (Service Specialist)
Julie began her insurance career in 2020 as a setting appointments agent right after ending high school. She then joined the Gross insurance Team in 2021. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, watch series or listen to music. Her favorite sport is volleyball.
Jean Pettit (Licensed Agent)
Jean started in insurance as a CSR in March 1991 with Kentucky Farm Bureau. In January 2012, she took a CSR position with Gross Insurance Agency. Jean is a go getter who also has a part time cleaning business. In her spare time, she loves cooking and making up new recipes. She is in the process of writing a recipe book. Jean also enjoys crafting and refinishing furniture.
Judy Readnour (Licensed Agent)
Judy started her new career in Insurance in 2000 after her retirement with Levi Strauss in1999. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and attending all their school activities. Also, enjoys watching and attending UK Wildcats Basketball games with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sewing and shopping with her sisters at all the Quilt shops.
Nicholas Rolf (Licensed Agent)
Nick began his insurance career as a co-op at Gross Insurance during his junior year at the University of Louisville. After graduating with a degree in Marketing, he began working full-time in the agency in 2012. He is a third generation of the family owned/operated agency. Nick is very involved with BIG I KY (serving as the Emerging Leaders Chairman in 2019 and now sits on the Board) as well as the Fort Thomas Business Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessica, and his children, Charlie and Ellie. They can often be found at the lake, vacationing to the beach or camping. In his free time he also loves 4-wheeling and remodeling.
Lori Bowman(Licensed Agent)
Lori started with our agency March 2022. She obtained her personal and casualty license in August 2021. She drove a school bus for Kenton County for 7 years prior and decided it was a good time for a career change. She grew up in the small town of Peaselburg, KY. She moved to Independence where she currently has lived for the past 20 plus years. She enjoys spending time with her 3 beautiful children, 4 wonderful grandchildren, and coming soon a new grandbaby boy! She also enjoys her dog Roscoe and cat Binkxy, gardening, spending time with family and friends. “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”