Our Staff

JAMES M. KING — President

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 met Bob Cirone in 1988 and joined Gene Lilly shortly after. 

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 riding his horses.

 

ROBERT T. CIRONE — Chairman of the Board of Directors

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

 

TAMMY HURLBUT — Office Manager

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.

 

JACOB J. BUSS — Vice President

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 three sons, Joey, Griffin, and Matthew. 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.

 

TOM KING — Vice President

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.