Our Staff

ROBERT T. CIRONE

Bob grew up in the Boston area and after graduation from high school entered the US Army. After a tour in Vietnam, he spent a year in Heidelberg, Germany. Upon graduation from the University of Missouri (Kansas City), in 1973 with a degree in Business Administration, he began his surety career with Firemens Fund Insurance Company. He spent four years in Kansas City prior to being invited by Mr. Lilly in 1980 to join GLSB in Lincoln and add continuity to the agency. Bob has been President of the agency since March 1982.

Bob and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Jessica and Kevin and enjoy traveling in their spare time.  Bob also enjoys golf.

JAMES M. KING

Jim is a Nebraska native, born and raised in Omaha.  He attended the University of Nebraska from 1979 through 1983 while employed as a State Trooper with the Nebraska State Highway Patrol.  In 1983, Jim entered the insurance business focusing on business insurance planning. Jim joined GLSB in the spring of 1988 and is co-owner and Vice-President.

Jim and Peggy, his wife, have two children, Betsy and Tom.  They reside on an acreage east of Lincoln. Jim enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing and an occasional round of golf.

TAMMY HURLBUT

Tammy started with GLSB in February 2004, She graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce with a degree in Accounting and has been working in that field ever since.  With over 15 years experience in bookkeeping and office management, she is responsible for processing all bond premiums and manages the office.

Tammy and her husband, Dennis, have one child, Joshua.  They enjoy attending car races, boating and fishing.

ANITA MOORE

Prior to coming to Gene Lilly in 2003, Anita was in the banking profession for 25 years in Colorado and Nebraska. She attended Southeast Community College, earning her Certificate in Microcomputer Technology. Anita is our miscellaneous bond specialist and handles most of our bond requests.

Anita and Jim, her husband have three children. Their oldest son and daughter live in Colorado and their youngest son and his family live in Australia.  Anita and Jim enjoy traveling and outdoor activities.  Anita is an active member of her church choir and council.

JACOB J. BUSS

Jake is a Lincoln native and graduate of the University of Nebraska and has been with Gene Lilly since 2004. He obtained his Nebraska Producer’s License in 2006. Jake manages the Omaha office. In addition to working with many of our long time clients, Jake is eager to develop new relationships as we continue to grow.

Jake and his wife Kristen, an Omaha native, have a daughter, Anna, and a son Joey. Outside of the office, Jake enjoys many sports including golf, football, running and hunting. At home, Jake and Kristen like to entertain family and friends as much as possible.

SUZANNE WESTERHOLT

Suzanne joined the Gene Lilly team in 1991 and is a native Nebraskan and long-time resident of Lincoln.  She has an accounting degree from Southeast Community College and has attended the NASBP Surety Bond School as well as additional work-related seminars. As senior administrative assistant, Suzanne oversees all client relations, data base management and is executive assistant to Jim King and Bob Cirone.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends.  She does enjoy outdoor activities, gardening and is an avid reader.

THOMAS KING

Tom joined the Gene Lilly team full time in May 2014 upon graduation from UNL’s joint JD/MPA program. Having successfully completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting in 2011, Tom has been actively involved with Gene Lilly learning the ins and out of the surety bond business as an intern for the company since his graduation.

When Tom isn’t working in the  Gene Lilly office or attending classes he enjoys spending time with classic cars, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports.