Ben D Gantt

Wealth Management Advisor


Ben Gantt is committed to helping his clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business.  When you became a client, you placed your trust in Ben to help make your vision a reality. Ben honors that trust with the help of his expert and effective staff. If at any time you have a question, concern or need, you may depend on Ben's team to provide assistance.

Together, with April, Emilie, Sheila, Bonnie and Tasha, Ben makes a strong commitment to exceptional customer service.

Emilie D Cranmer

Emilie D Cranmer

Director of Operations
Office 850-513-3338

Emilie, a graduate of Florida State University, joined Ben's team in 2010 bringing with her a wealth of experience gained over 14 years of  office management and customer service. Emilie's focus is on personal planning analysis, case preparation and office administration.  She is committed to not only meeting but exceeding each client's expectations.

When away from the office, Emilie enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and working in her garden.

April Shockey

April Shockey

Business Manager
Office 850-513-3302

April has obtained Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Licensed Underwriter designations. She is a graduate of the Univesity of West Florida with a Bachelors degree in Management and she holds a Bachelors in Accounting from Flagler College.  She has her 2-15 Life, Health, Variable Annuity license and Long-term care license along with her Series 6 Investment license.  April has over 10 years' industry experience serving in  as Associate Financial Representative, Client Relations Director and Director of Finance.

When April is not working, she and her husband, who is currently attending  Reformed Theological Seminary, enjoy biking in Tom Brown Park, sampling new local restaurants with friends, and participating in church activities.

Bonnie Gantt

Bonnie Gantt

Director of Marketing and Communications
Office 850-513-3301

Bonnie started with Ben's team as an Associate Agent in 2006.  She has both government and private sector business experience. After working as a Chief Executive Officer with a major business lobbying organization, she spent 10 years implementing computer based testing systems with the State of Florida.

In her role as Director of Marketing and Communications, Bonnie is the primary contact for Ben's busy calendar and is responsible for coordinating client meetings, speaking engagements and marketing events.  Bonnie is committed to excellent customer service and looks forward to speaking with you.

Outside the office, Bonnie serves as a volunteer with Good News Outreach Elder Services, and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

Sheila Yvette Doyle

Sheila Yvette Doyle, CFP®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 850-222-2124

Sheila is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant.   She brings over 10 years of experience in working in the financial services industry where she has managed financial advisory and brokerage services, portfolio analysis, client accounts and client relationships.

In her spare time, sheila enjoys serving as a vocalist for the Killearn United Methodist Church Music Ministry, reading, cooking, spinning and fitness, spending time with her family and her dog "Sadie Blue", and cheering for the Florida State Seminoles.


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP®  and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Tasha C Smith

Tasha C Smith

Client Service Manager
Office 850-513-3338

Tasha, a south Florida native, joined Ben's team in 2015. She received her AA Degree at Indian River State College and has completed additional course work at Florida State University where her husband is also a student.  With extensive volunteer experience serving people in organizations including Hospitals, Food Outreach programs, elementary schools, homeless shelters and church groups, Tasha is a perfect fit as Ben's Client Services Manager where she ensures that client needs are met and information is current.

When Tasha is not working, she and her husband enjoy hiking, cooking, and watching movies. 



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