Kathy Atkins-Gunter studied Journalism at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida and began her insurance career in the insurance industry in Leesburg, Florida.  Joining Rogers – Atkins Insurance in 1970 she served as an agent, owner and officer.  In 1991 she joined Gulf Atlantic Insurance Company, a Florida domiciled medical malpractice insurance company as COO.. Kathy rejoined Rogers Gunter Vaughn in 2006 and continues today as the Director of Insurance Management Consulting. She is also the owner and CEO of Atkins Management & Consulting Services, Inc.  She currently holds a Florida general lines insurance agent license and nonresident licenses in multiple sates.

In 2002, Atkins-Gunter was selected by the Florida Department of Financial Services to assist a major state-wide life and health insurance organization with 48 offices throughout Florida, in reorganizing their internal management and training structure to reflect current insurance regulatory rules and procedures.

At RGVI, Atkins-Gunter has served as a specialist in the student housing insurance market since 2005 and currently insures over 5,000 student beds in Tallahassee.

Kathy has also served as a Senior Insurance Consultant to multiple universities throughout Florida since 2006 and most recently with Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Kathy Atkins-Gunter has been recognized as a community leader for her service in a broad spectrum of civic and philanthropic organizations.  She has served as a Director on the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Board since 2005 and as Chairman from 2013 to 2015.  She serves on the National Board of Seminole Boosters, Inc., and was Chairman in 2005.  She also serves on the FSU Athletic Board.  She is a former Director of  Normandy Harbor Insurance Company, Miami, Florida.