Meet Our Team

Batten Insurance Services

Batten Insurance ServicesAnn-Marie Batten
Agency Owner

The Batten Insurance Services agency is a full-service insurance and financial services agency. I have worked helping families and businesses with insurance for many years and have worn many hats. My tenure and experience have allowed me to not only understand the ins-and-outs of insurance but also to service hundreds of families regarding their protection needs. I can help you protect the things that are important – your family, home, car, boat and more.

As a small business owner, I understand the importance of building a solid foundation for the future and developing long-lasting customer relationships. That’s why I’m committed to offering you the same level of service I’d expect from my own business dealings. When you leave my office, I hope you’ll feel confident, informed, assured and satisfied in your choices. The way you should feel.

B.A. Florida Atlantic University
M.S. Palm Beach Atlantic University

Community Services
Charlotte Hans Foundation Board Member
Lung Cancer Alliance Volunteer/Bronze Sponsor
UnitedWay of Palm Beach County Agent of Change Ambassador

2015 Honor Ring 
2015 National Conference
2015 Top Commercial Producer

Batten Insurance ServicesVince Mercurio

I have been working in the insurance industry since May 1, 2015. I was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. I started at The King's Academy in 6th grade and graduated with the class of 2008. Later I received a degree from Palm Beach State College. I enjoy protecting and helping out people when they need it the most, and in insurance, I have the ability to do that.

I am a huge Movie and TV buff, people are hard pressed to find a TV show or Movie that I haven't seen. I would say that 75% of my day to day speech is a quote from a movie or TV show. I also enjoy fishing, boating and working out. I will be in the gym in the morning then in my recliner watching a movie, also, I am a huge Batman fan

Larry Cruz

I've been in the insurance industry working on Commercial business for over 20 years.  I've been a Commercial Underwriter and Agency Account Manager.


I was born and raised in Connecticut.


I enjoy putting together a Commercial Insurance program for our clients that both saved them money and covers their business needs appropriately.


I enjoy playing Golf.  I enjoy exploring Florida, going to dinner with my wife.  I am a New York Yankees fan.


I can be found on the Golf course or have drinks and dinner with my wife and friends. I enjoy reading and following the news on different web news platforms.


William Hearn

I started as a Service Representative with an Insurance Broker doing Commercial Auto Insurance Quotes for about 2-years. 'Graduated' to Licensed sales Producer and have been with Batten Insurance for the last year-and-a-half as a Commercial Auto Specialist.


Have been back in Florida for the last 30-years but previously lived in Canada, Germany, England, Australia, Fiji and the Bahamas. My background is in Electronics Technology. One thing I found out while studying for my licenses was how much, I, as a member of the general public, did not know about insurance; now I want everyone to know what I know.


Personally, I am a huge history/military buff, mostly modern era, c. 1700+. Also heavily into Science Fiction books and movies. Yeah, I'm a Trekker. Usually watching old movies, mostly war films or playing historical simulations when I have the time… oh, and I’m a chocoholic...

Cam Costello

I graduated from the University of Central Florida in the Fall of 2014 with a degree in Business Marketing and immediately became drawn to the office culture Ann Marie had put together. Following graduation, I received my 2-20 Property and Casualty License from Andy Beverly's Florida Insurance School and have been on the sales floor ever since! 

Having grown up in West Palm Beach, I dedicated much of my time toward athletics and played baseball at Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens. Based on the relationships I had from playing, I've been fortunate enough to re-connect with many people in the area and have since joined local slowpitch softball leagues to remain active. I'm also reminded weekly of how fun it was to play as a youngster while umpiring for some of today's youth!

"You can't teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it." That's the best way I can describe insurance, and I know I'll have done my job when I've educated you to the fullest.