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About
GJ Insurance Group

Here at the GJ Insurance Group, our goal is to provide you with fair policies, reliable advice, and a sense of security that will help your family live well and thrive!

Meet the Team

Jensen K. Nowakoski

Managing Partner

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. My current role is leading the company’s overall insurance sales division, with the responsibility for overseeing insurance policies and customer retention. I am also the Managing Partner for GJIG’s sister company, GJ Financial Group.

I have been in the financial sector for 10 years, fortunate to have served as a leader in each of my positions, and have helped hundreds of other insurance agents navigate the rough waters of the financial sector. With team efforts, I have been able to accumulate awards such as Company Sales Leader, State Sales Leader, and the President’s Club – awarded to the agency with the best overall operations. While these are great professional accomplishments, I understand that none of these awards compare to the relationships we have with our clients. Protecting them and being there for them good or bad is and always will be our number one goal.

When I’m not in the office, you can find me at home working on my property, watching any sporting event, or on the golf course honing my game.

I hold a degree in business administration and economics from Saint Joseph’s College.

 

(317) 751-5003

Grant L. Jenkins

Managing Partner

I was born out on a farm in Danville, IN, but moved to Zionsville, IN early in my childhood.  I grew up raising semi-exotic animals (llamas, rheas, emus, pygmy goats, etc.) and proud of being a 10-year 4-H participant. Attended DePauw University and received my degree in economics.  I started out with a 7-year career in commercial real estate, before going to work in the financial sector with Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and JP Morgan’s Private Bank.  After burning out of the financial sector in 2014 I went and pursued a few IoT startups for a few years before caving to the internal pull to get back in the financial sector. My role with GJIG is focused on operations and implementing technology. With 17+ years in the financial sector along and startup executive leadership, I’ve been on the side of our clients, needing business and personal insurance.  This experience gives me the commonality to our clients and understanding of the level of service, education, and protection I wanted and can now help deliver that to our clients. I love to bring on a new client (the process from prospect to client) and saving people money when I know it is significant to their lives – along with exceeding their expectations on service and our different approach in a commoditized business. Our goal starting out was to take the high level of professional services offered in the financial industry and bring it to the relatively boring and overcrowded P&C industry.

Personally, I enjoy spending free time with my 3 kids, golfing, and working to grow our companies (I’m also Managing Partner for our sister company, GJ Financial Group).   Some fun facts about me: Love cars – all types. Classics, muscle, exotics, you name it – I love them all.  A new passion I picked up during COVID lockdown was learning DJing skills and the art of mixing music.

(317) 751-5005

Keyen J. Nowakoski

VP - Life Insurance

I was born and raised in Indianapolis.  I grew up with five sisters and two brothers. Regarding my experience in the insurance industry, I got my insurance license in 2018.  I have been a full-time life insurance producer ever since. What most excites me about my work is being able to teach families about the benefits life insurance provides. 

What I really enjoy personally is learning something new every day.  Whether it is something to do with the insurance industry or a random fact about animals. A special interest that I have is cooking.  I love perfecting my meals and trying new recipes. When I am not working, you can find me at the dog park with my dog Hutch. 

(317) 751-5014

Victor M. Osuna

Victor joined GJ Insurance Group in 2020 with Osuna Roland & Associates, Inc., which he co-founded in Avon, Indiana.

Prior to entering into the insurance world, Victor held senior leadership positions in the airline industry and state governments. His responsibilities included Chief Negotiator for National
Collective Bargaining Agreements, application and compliance of labor and employment law, change management, organizational development, strategic leadership, performance management, labor relations, culture/ team development and business operations.

He holds his MBA, HR degree and an Aeronautics degree. Additionally, he is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Victor is a proactive business partner who will drive successful results through an objective and ethical consultative approach. He looks forward to working with you on your personal or business insurance programs in Indiana and beyond.

Michael Sass

Agency Development Manager

I was born and raised in Indianapolis.  I graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Exercise Science. I recently just joined GJ Insurance Group. The best part of my job is that I have the opportunity to help businesses and individuals get the coverage they need and build long-lasting relationships along the way!

I was a college soccer player, which will always be part of my life (watching, playing, coaching).  Health and fitness have always been very passionate about. I still do some personal training in my spare time. I mentioned the importance of health and fitness but I have to admit that a good piece of chocolate cake is my guilty pleasure. If I’m not working, you can usually find me playing golf or at least at the driving range

(317) 294-0306

Kelly Owens

Client Service Representative

I grew up in Winchester, Indiana on a farm with my loving parents and 2 brothers. I attended IUPUI where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism, Conventions, & Event Management with a minor in Business. My main passion in life is providing excellent customer service! I have a background in the hospitality industry but plan to bring my excellent customer service skills to the field of insurance! What most excites me about my job is making a positive lasting impression on my clients while being a source of comfort and communication.

I enjoy traveling and spending time with my dog, family, and big group of friends. Some fun facts about me are that I love tacos and know how to sew. You can find me at the pool or hosting a get-together with friends on the weekends.

(317) 751-5001

Marques Bennett

Insurance Broker

I was born and raised in Indianapolis/Carmel, Indiana. I have been in the insurance industry for 13 years focused on the life insurance side.  I have added property and casualty insurance to better serve my clients with efficiency. I enjoy knowing that what I do benefits other people be it saving money or giving advice.

Personally, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I attended the University of Dayton on a basketball scholarship so basketball is huge in my life. I spend most of my time relaxing on the weekend, and I also attend a lot of sporting events, especially Colts games!

(317) 751-5001

Ford

Head of Security

As head of security for GJIG, I take my role very seriously (unless there is a game of fetch happening then I just can’t contain myself). While at Bark Tudor, I received my degree in WABS protocol (Woof, Arf, Bark, and Sniff). I’m also in charge of ensuring all meetings stay on track. I do this by getting up from my naps and nudging legs as a hint that the meeting has gone on long enough, and it’s time to pay attention to me. While we are in a relatively snoozing industry, I take pride in our culture being unique, fun and energetic, just like me! While I work long hours and tirelessly for my biscuits, I’m still single and ready to mingle.