Staff Biographies

Michael G. Kent
Michael G. Kent, Founder and President: Michael obtained a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from the General Motors Institute and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.  He began his real estate career in 1980 after working as a vice president at Federal Mogul Corporation and then a plant manager for Allied Resins, Inc.  He founded a real estate brokerage company, Kent and Company, P.A., in 1984 and in response to the growth of the management portion of the company; he founded Progressive Management of America, Inc. (Progressive Management).  Mr. Kent has served as an officer for the Okaloosa Community Development Corporation since 1994 as an advocate of affordable housing.

Gayle Kent
Gayle Kent, Chief Financial Officer:  Gayle majored in Business Administration at the Brigham Young University and graduated from a nursing program in California.  She worked as an office manager in various medical offices.  After receiving her Real Estate License she became an onsite marketing director for a beachfront community and joined Progressive Management in 1992.  She has been Chief Financial Officer since 1999.

Jennifer Fillmore, Controller
Jennifer received her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College in 2000. She joined O’Sullivan Creel, LLP where she was part of the Auditing Services Department specializing in not-for-profit, condominium associations, and governmental industries. In 2005, Ms. Fillmore joined the Progressive Management Team as its Controller. She is a licensed Community Association Manager.

Jeffrey Kent, Regional Director
Jeffrey Kent received his Bachelors Degree in Finance from Jacksonville State University in 1998 and became a licensed real estate broker in 2002. After serving as Director of Marketing and Training he took the position of Regional Director for Progressive Management in 2000.