SpecialityIndependent Owner of State Farm Agency
BiographyLakitsia Gaines is a Miami, FL native and a graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. After 10 years of promotions and relocations with State Farm, Lakitsia wanted more than success as an employee of a fortune 500 company. She wanted to be her own boss, achieve independent financial freedom and give more back to her community. So, in 2006, she became an agency owner of the #1 auto, life, homeowners and boat insurer in the country – State Farm. She has a team of 15 multilingual and licensed insurance and financial services professionals dedicated to protecting your wealth. They speak Russian, French, Creole, Spanish, English and her favorite language - MONEY. As one of nearly 200 agents out of 19,000 across the country, she has two State Farm agencies: located Miami and Hallandale Beach. She and her teams have achieved many awards including the internationally coveted Million Dollar Roundtable. This represents the top ½ of 1% of insurance and financial professionals in the WORLD. Other awards include: Chairman’s Circle (10 year qualifier), SVP club, Mutual Funds Platinum Award, NAIFA National Multiline Sales Award and NAIFA National Sales Achievement Award. She has been recognized as “Business Firm of the Year,” and as one of South Florida’s “Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership”. Last year, she was a guest speaker at the International Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. She was featured on the Steve Harvey Morning Show and at the Essence Festival in Louisiana. She is a member of The Links, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Rotary International, a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. She serves as a board member for many nonprofits. Her personal motto is, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” As a high school scholarship recipient, she personally donates more than $50,000 a year in sponsorships and scholarships for deserving high school students. She is an active volunteer sharing countless hours of seminars for financial literacy to the public. She is a wife to Shawn and a mom of a teenagers Kendall and Kaitlyn.