Agency Management Team

JOHN G. ROGERS, CLU LUTCF

John was raised in Colts Neck, New Jersey where he graduated in 1984 from Christian Brothers Academy High School.  He played Varsity soccer for four years.  He was recruited to play soccer at the University of Maryland in his senior year and has been in Maryland since.  While at the University, John played soccer and later joined the Phi Delta Fraternity. John graduated from the University of Maryland in 1988 with a BA degree in Economics.

In 1988 John began his insurance career as a Commercial Underwriter for Nationwide Insurance. He was quickly promoted to Special Agent, a program designed to identify and train young up and coming management leaders for Nationwide Management.  In 1992, at the age of 25 John was promoted to District Sales Manager of Southern Maryland and in 1996 he was again promoted to a significantly larger sales district of Montgomery County.  During his time in sales management John completed both the LUTCF and the CLU certifications.  In 1999 John made the switch from Sales Management to Agency work by buying an existing agency in Bethesda MD and in 2001 he joined forces with Frank Goldbach to form Rogers & Goldbach Insurance Associates.

John lives in Rockville, Maryland with his three children, Johnny and twins Kenny and Jessie. John enjoys coaching soccer and lacrosse, playing tennis and golf, and working out.

FRANK A. GOLDBACH, CLU ChFC

Frank was born in Leonardtown, Maryland and graduated with a BA in Social Science from St. Mary’s College of MD. He prides himself in being a “true” southern Marylander, having been raised in St Mary’s County and also completing all his 16 years of Education there.

Frank has been in the Insurance industry since 1974. His experience in the Insurance industry includes that of an Agent, Sales Manager, Business Sales Advisor and Regional Sales Manager.  In 2001 he and another Nationwide Agent, John Rogers began the Rogers and Goldbach Insurance Associates Company, which now includes 9 offices throughout Maryland.

Frank and his wife Cindy Gibbons Goldbach live in Leonardtown, Maryland. They have two children, Lori and Michael, and one grandson, Tucker.

Frank’s career highlights include 19 years Presidents Conference achiever, 24 years as a Conference of Champion achiever, Regional Sales manager of the year in 1990 for Nationwide Insurance Co., and. Past President of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce in 2000-2001.

When there is spare time, Frank enjoys traveling, lake fishing, duck hunting, his 2 golden retrievers, Maggie and Goldy, and landscaping his home in Leonardtown and their Lake home on Keuka Lake, NY.

Lori Goldbach

Lori has been with the Agency since 2003, where she began as an Agency Representative in the Baltimore office. As the Agency grew, she transitioned into the role of Director of Operations.

Lori is the daughter of Frank Goldbach, one of the agency owners, and has been a part of the Nationwide Insurance family since she was a child. Lori graduated from Salisbury State University and has resided in Baltimore ever since. She enjoys traveling, running, Ravens games and spending time with her son, Tucker.

Bethesda

 

David Gorman

301-652-2886

Gormand1@nationwide.com

David joined our team in 2008 as an Associate Agent. He specializes in all your insurance needs… Personal, Commercial and Life.

He has lived in Montgomery County all his life and is very involved in the community. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with this family as well as playing golf, softball and baseball. He is a HUGE Washington Nationals fan.

 

Megan Gorman

301-652-2886

Gormanm4@nationwide.com

Megan joined our team in 2010 as an Agency Representative specializing in Auto & Home Insurance. She takes pride in going above and beyond to make our clients happy.

In her free time she loves spending time with her family, friends and cat Maggie. She is a HUGE The Walking Dead fan and loves watching her Nationals and Redskins defeat everyone else!

 

Gaithersburg

 

Evelin Flores

Floree3@nationwide.com

Evelin has been working in the insurance industry since 2009, and in 2011 she joined our team as an Agency Representative. She’s an expert in Auto, and Home Insurance, if you have a question; she has an answer for it. She is detailed oriented, and works hard to put a smile on every customer.

 

Melissa Flores

301-948-0000

Florm6@nationwide.com

Melissa has been a Customer Service Representative at Rogers & Goldbach since 2016. She’s a Marylander at heart, born and raised in this beautiful state. Her favorite season is Fall, and its colors. When she’s serving our clients, she’s listens for their needs, and offers the solutions that best fits them.

 

Glen Burnie

 

Amy Rychwalski

410-768-8166

rychwaa@nationwide.com

Amy is a life long resident of Northern Anne Arundel County.  She has been a licensed insurance agent in P&C and Life & Health for 14 years.  Amy is one of our Life and Commercial Insurance Specialists and enjoys helping our clients with these important coverages.  She has an Associate’s Degree from Anne Arundel Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from University of Maryland-University College.  In her free time she loves watching sports and being with her 2 little girls, husband, and dog.

 

Heather Wilkens

410-768-8166

wilkenh@nationwide.com

Heather was born in Baltimore, MD and has spent her life split between Baltimore City and Baltimore County. She graduated from Lansdowne High School in 1992. Heather began her career in insurance in 2008. She started off as a customer service representative, and became licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health in 2008 to begin selling and offer more in depth servicing. She worked for another Nationwide agency until she joined our staff in May 2017. Heather is our commercial lines servicing specialist. Working with our agents and members to provide certificates of insurance, services and manages commercial policies. Heather is married to Billy and has two daughters, Emily and Abigail. She enjoys cooking and spending time on the softball field watching her girls play or husband coach.

 

Kendra Smith

410-768-8166

smitk1@nationwide.com

Kendra is from the Northern Anne Arundel County area. She graduated from North County High School in 2006, has her Associates Degree from AACC. Kendra started her career in 2006 during her senior year of high school as a customer service representative. She became a licensed agent in 2007 in Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Kendra joined our team May 2017 after working with another agency for 11 years. Kendra is committed to providing excellent customer service, you can count on her to respond promptly and offer a personalized insurance package to meet your needs. Her and her husband recently welcomed their first child together in August 2016.

 

Jennifer Paesch

410-768-8166

beckj@nationwide.com

Jennifer has been with Nationwide since 2003 and is licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health Insurance. She is passionate about her clients and their needs. Customer Service is her #1 priority. She excels with Auto, Home and Business Insurance.  Jennifer joined our team in May of 2017 after 14 years with another Nationwide office. Jennifer grew up in Northern Anne Arundel County and Graduated from Meade Senior High. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Anne Arundel Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Lodge 70. After living in Anne Arundel for more than 20 years she recently moved to Caroline County and is enjoying shore living with her family!

 

Carol Weitzel

410-768-8166

weitzec@nationwide.com

Carol has 31 years of experience with Nationwide and the insurance industry.  She has worked with only two other Nationwide agents before joining R&G. Carol and her husband Ted have two married daughters and three beautiful grandchildren (whom she adores).  Her hobbies include quilting, knitting and spending time with her family.

 

Lexington Park

 

Barbara Star

301-862-3991

starrb1@nationwide.com

Barbara grew up in Northern Baltimore County and attended Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore before calling Southern Maryland her home. She has held a Property & Casualty license since 2014, Barbara assists our members in managing their insurance needs. Barbara lives in Calvert County with her husband Kyle and their cat Penny; she enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter, rooting for the Ravens and Orioles, and spending time by the water.

 

Erica Weaver

301-861-5987

erica.weaver@nationwide.com

Erica is an associate agent licensed in MD for property and casualty as well as life and health insurance. She writes both personal and commercial lines of insurance. Her background in client relations shows itself as she works hard for customers to identify their needs and ensure they are met. Erica lives with her fiancé Francis at their home in Charles County. She enjoys all things outdoors, particularly mountain biking, taking her dogs to the nearby beach to play in the water, and cookouts with family.

 

Manchester

 

Rodney Leese

410-239-4010

leeser2@nationwide.com

Rodney has 14 years experience in the insurance industry; he joined our team in December 2016. Rodney holds a Property & Casualty license and Life & Health license in MD, PA, DE, WV and VA. He graduated from UMBC with a Bachelor’s of Economics in 1991.

 

Prince Frederick

 

Lisa Miles

410-535-2626

milesl3@nationwide.com

Lisa joined Rogers & Goldbach in 2010 after working for many years in the IT industry. She is a Maryland native & loves living near the Chesapeake Bay. Lisa & her husband Bill reside in Calvert County and have two adult daughters, Kelly & Beth. She enjoys spending time with her family – especially her three young grandchildren Reagan, Blake & Logan. Lisa attended University of Maryland, Baltimore and she enjoys boating, cooking, gardening, reading & traveling

 

Melanie Switzer

410-535-2626

switzem3@nationwide.com

Melanie joined Rogers & Goldbach in 2010 and is a licensed Agency Representative.  She lives in Huntingtown, MD with her husband Larry and two children, Zack and Allie.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan.

 

Rockville

 

Belén Barriga

301-762-8087

Barrib1@nationwide.com

Belén was born and raised in Ecuador, and she has been with us as an Agency Representative since 2015. She is very organized, and passionate about customer satisfaction. Since she arrived in Maryland in 2007, she’s has connected with our Hispanic community in providing useful and accurate information about insurance, and its benefits,

 

Carlos Zarate

301-762-8087

Zaratc2@nationwide.com

Carlos Zarate joined our team in 2017, he was born in Ecuador and raised in Colombia.  Carlos is passionate for cars and has 10 years of costumer service experience.  When he’s serving our clients, he makes sure he takes care of their needs and offers the best solutions.  He is bilingual and he takes great pride in assisting his Hispanic community.

 

Vince Curl

301-503-4497

curlv1@nationwide.com

Vince started with Rogers and Goldbach in 2013. At that time he was earning his business degree at The Towson University while playing club lacrosse. He is a licensed P&C agent and has a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist Designation. He specializes in business/ commercial insurance; general liability, workers compensation, commercial auto, commercial property, bonds and about anything else a business may need relating to insurance. He has a strong background in contractors’ risks as Vince used to work in the industry for a home improvement company as a sales representative and a jobsite manager. From this experience, he has first hand knowledge of what business’s face and what their needs are. In his personal life, Vince enjoys being outside in our great state of Maryland where he was born and raised! From sailing, power boating, and eating crabs on the bay to snow skiing, waterskiing and snowmobiling at Deep Creek Lake, he truly believes we live in the best state in the country. His current passion is racing sailboats for fun in Baltimore and Annapolis.

 

 Waldorf

 

Josh Lansberg

1-800-908-7017

lansbej@nationwide.com

Josh currently manages the Commercial Lines division for Rogers & Goldbach Insurance.  He has been with the agency for 14 years and is responsible for personnel management and marketing.  He has a degree in Business Management from Frostburg State University.  His background also includes extensive experience in the construction industry. In his free time Josh enjoys spending time with his family, boating in the Annapolis area.  His hobbies include woodworking, golf and watching football with family and friends.

 

Allan Lansberg

301-904-9960

lansbea1@nationwide.com

Allan Lansberg has an extensive background in day to day business operations of commercial construction. He brings that knowledge to the commercial insurance side of Rogers & Goldbach Insurance. He has a science degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His particular expertise in commercial insurance extends but is not limited to professional liability, directors and officers, bonds, general liability, property and workers compensation coverage. He also works extensively with our clients and staff to resolve issues or questions specific to commercial insurance.

 

Jennifer Gladwell-Becraft

1-800-908-7017

becrafj@nationwide.com

Jennifer has worked in our Commercial department as a lead service agent since 2008.  She grew up in Southern Maryland but now resides in Northern Virginia.  She attended The College of Southern Maryland, where she received her AA in Elementary Education.  Jennifer spends her free time teaching Zumba, helping out with the Special Olympics team, and hanging out with her husband and 4 daughters.

 

Tim Jarek

240-515-0404

jarekt1@nationwide.com

Tim is a commercial insurance specialist with extensive background in building, operating and selling a business policy. He is an expert in systems operations with determining business insurance needs and is Six Sigma certified. Father of 2 lovely daughters and a son, he graduated from The University of Maryland and Shepherd University. Tim is actively involved in fundraising for Navy SEAL Legacy Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

 

Wheaton

 

Gabriel Zarate

301-933-5800

Zarateg1@nationwide.com

Gabriel has been an Associate Agent with R&G Insurance Agency since 2006. He specializes in auto, home, life and commercial insurance. With his experience, and dedication he has helped our agency and Nationwide in better serving the Hispanic community. Gabriel is passionate about educating his community to understand the benefits of being protected by an insurance policy.

 

Adriana León

301-933-5800

Leona9@naitonwide.com

Adriana León has been residing in Maryland for over 16 years, and since 2016 she’s been an agent representative with Rogers & Goldbach. Her passions align with what’s at our core, customer satisfaction. She’s passionate about insurance, and believes that the key to customer satisfaction is that clients fully and clearly understand what they are purchasing, and why their new policy is the best fit for their needs.

 

Andrea Cortes

301-933-5800

Cortea4@nationwide.com

Andrea was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and moved to the United States in 2006. She is currently studying TV Production at the University of Maryland. She joined our team as an agency representative in 2015, and since then she’s been having a blast helping our clients with all their insurance needs. She is on a mission to always offer the best customer experience. On her free time, she enjoys time with her family, and her golden retriever.

 

Dana Rico

301-933-5800

ricod1@nationwide.com

Dana has been an Agency Representative with Rogers & Goldbach since 2005. Dana was born and raised in Maryland, she attended Montgomery College. She studied Business Administration at the University of Maryland. Her specialties are auto, home and life insurance. As a bilingual representative, she has helped the Hispanic community by accommodating the insurance needs of this growing market. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, biking, and spending time with her family.

 

Evelyn Rivas

301-933-5800

Rivase2@natiowide.com

Evelyn is an Agency Representative with Rogers & Goldbach since 2011. She was born in El Salvador, and raised in Arlington, Virginia, and moved to Maryland in 2007. She specializes in property & casualty insurance, and has been working in the industry for more than 7 years. She takes great pride in assisting her Hispanic community with her abundant experience and expertise.

 

Wheaton 2

Ignacio Rodriguez

301-933-5800

Rodrii4@natiowide.com

Ignacio Rodriguez joined our team in 2013, bringing prior Insurance Sales experience with him. He is looking forward to working with business owners to make sure they have adequate insurance coverage, along with personal lines insurance. He’s licensed to help with Property & Casualty, Life & Health policies.

 

Jessica Martinez

301-933-5800

Martj58@nationwide.com

Jessica’s family is from Puebla Mexico, and she has lived in Maryland all her life. Jessica Graduated from Bladenburgs high school. She began her insurance career as a customer service representative with Rogers and Goldbach agency in 2016.  Jessica has been working in the customer service industry since the age of 16. In her free time she likes to spend it with her family.

 

 

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