Mary Widner, President

Phone: 941-927-0077  Email: [email protected]

Mary has been working in the insurance industry for over 30 years. She began working part-time at a local Bradenton Nationwide Insurance Agency and became a licensed insurance agent in 1991.

In 1999 Mary opened and quickly grew her own Nationwide Insurance exclusive agency in Sarasota. Much of her success is due to her reputation of providing excellent customer service, knowledge of the industry and competency of meeting not only client needs but also those of the insurance providers and networking partners such as mortgage brokers, realtors, and car dealers, etc.

During her 10th year in business, she learned that her previous employer was planning to retire. Mary agreed to purchase the agency that she began her career with, so in 2010 Mary opened her second location in Bradenton.

With Mary’s extensive experience and deep knowledge of insurance products, MWA is positioned to meet all objectives of our mission. MWA is now an independent insurance agency offering numerous options for homeowners, auto, umbrella and commercial coverage’s.

Mary is a member of Entre Nous, a charitable organization that works to raise money to give back to our community. Last year, Entre Nous gave over $40,000 through scholarships to local students, grants to area nonprofit agencies, and emergency relief to families in crisis.


Jessica Widner, Personal Lines Associate Agent

Phone: 941-914-9528  Email: [email protected]

Jessica is a hometown girl, born and raised in Bradenton. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and started working in the agency part time throughout high school. Jessica handles new business sales for personal lines. She meets with our new clients to assist them with their insurance needs including establishing their policies. She contributes to the agency with her extensive knowledge of personal lines insurance and approachable happy to help attitude.


Candace Kondor, Commerical Lines Associate Agent

Phone: 941-914-9531  Email: [email protected]

Candy is another of our hometown girls. She was born and raised in Sarasota. She is the proud mother of one daughter, who recently started her medical residency in Ohio. She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and has been working with MWA for 10 years. Candy started her insurance career with a local large independent insurance broker and has been instrumental in the helping MWA achieve the reputation and growth that it has over the past 10 years. Candy focuses on servicing our commercial client’s needs including clients with multiple rental policies.


Keith Stonestreet, Personal & Commercial Associate Agent

Phone: 941-914-9518  Email: [email protected]

Keith has been with the agency since its beginning and is meeting the personal lines needs of our clients and also helping meet their business needs. Keith has been involved in a local charity organization, Sertoma for the past 7 years. The organization raises money to help hearing impaired children.


Cathy Bogdas, Personal Lines Account Customer Service Rep Associate Agent

Phone: 941-444-2745  Email: [email protected]

Cathy moved to Sarasota 15 years ago to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. She works with the more complex personal lines accounts and her ability to explain what an ever changing industry insurance is and has been a great asset.


Kaitlyn Strecker, Personal Lines Account Customer Service Rep

Phone: 941-914-9521  Email: [email protected]

Kaitlyn, originally from Bradenton, grew up here and eventually moved away to Illinois for several years. She moved back to Florida in 2011 and began her career at a local insurance agency as a receptionist, and soon after obtained her insurance license. MWA saw the great potential in her skills, ability and passion for the insurance industry and hired her in 2015 to manage a client base. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her Off the Track Thoroughbred, her 2 dogs and her family.


Jill Pardee, Office Assistant

Phone: 941-927-0077  Email: [email protected]

Nicole St. John, Office Assistant

Phone: 941-914-9153  Email: [email protected]

Jill & Nicole these are the friendly voices you hear when you call the agency. They make all of our lives much easier assisting with many facets within MWA.


Ben Beck, Administrative Technician, IT

Phone: 941-927-0077  Email: [email protected]

Ben has a wealth of knowledge in Information Technology and is instrumental in keeping the office systems up and running.