Meet the Team

Ryan Locke

Founder and President

Insurance is something you should have and hope you never have to use. The Locke Insurance Group, founded in 2015 is a unique solution for insurance as we are not tied to any one insurance company. We are an independent company that can issue your customized insurance policy from more than 20 companies (underwriters). Additionally in the unlikely event you have a claim we also have a team of dedicated professionals to walk you through every step of the process in the most expedited manner. In essence we have extreme flexibility and fantastic follow through; all for the same price if not lower than anyone else. Our goal is to make sure that all of our clients are adequately protected come claim time.

Kelsey Locke

Director of Client Relations

Matt Cooksey

Personal Lines Agent

Matt Cooksey is an Orange Park/Clay County native. The first 9 years of his professional career were spent at Bank of America, where he served in several senior level HR, Process Design and Operations Consultant roles for multiple lines of business including Employee Relations, Life Event Services, Comp & Benefits, Military Banking Benefits and Digitization lead for multiple groups within Consumer Specialty Servicing.

In his free time, he is extremely active with Seamark Ranch, located in Penney Farms, FL. Seamark Ranch is a 468 acre, Christian based non-profit ranch that provides a loving and stable housing environment to children who have come from difficult backgrounds. Currently, Matt serves on the Board of Director’s Development Committee and also serves as Co-Coordinator for the Seamark Ranch Annual Golf Tournament held every year at Jax Golf & Country. He is also a current student at FSCJ.

Matt has a genuine passion for people. Having never met a stranger, Matt strives to build deep relationships with all his customers to ensure their insurance needs are fully met. You work so hard to acquire your assets - Let Matt make sure they are protected!

Brent Durban
Commercial Lines Account Director

Brent is a Jacksonville native and University of Florida graduate. He has a been in the insurance industry for over 5 years and has experience in a number different roles. Straight Out of college he went to work for Construction Underwriters as a marketer. In his time at CUI he specialized working with contractors and helped present renewal packages large clients.

After 2 years he left CUI for an opportunity with a local agency Greene Hazel which was then acquired by HUB International. In just a few years Brent has unique experience working with a small boutique agency, a larger local outfit and a massive national brokerage. This background allows him to understand the markets his competition and where other agents are failing to help their clients.

The insurance industry today is filled with agents who are required to meet large sales deadlines, do not understand their product and therefore push a lowest price driven sales process. This approach is putting business owners and their employees at risk. Working with a smaller agency allows me to take the time to ask the right questions to fully understand my clients and their needs.

In his free time he enjoys sports namely football, basketball and the beach.