Champions for Independent Agents.

Ohio Insurance Agents (OIA) is the premier trade association for independent agents in the state. We help our members protect consumers and employers by offering access to the best resources, tools and professional development programs available. OIA serves our members in four key areas: advocacy, professional development, business solutions, and industry thought leadership.

Our Mission

We promote, progress and protect the professional advice and guidance only independent insurance agents provide. We believe the right insurance matters, and independent agents are best capable of providing peace of mind and protection.

Who We Represent

OIA is the voice of 1,300 independent insurance agencies and their clients. We represent agencies of every size, from small, family-owned businesses to large agencies with multiple locations. Collectively, these agencies employ more than 10,000 Ohioans. OIA members write 82 percent of the commercial insurance policies and 44 percent of personal insurance policies in Ohio.

Leadership

Board of Directors

Stephen M. Brown, Jr.
Board Chair
Brent Phelan, JD, CIC, CPCU, CRM, CSRM
Vice Chair
Katherine G. Watson,
CIC
Director, IIABA National Director
Derek Sprouse, CIC
Director
Meghan Griffith Ragozzino
Director
Andy Stephey, AFIS, CIC, CRM, LUTCF
Director
Jonathan Theders, CRA, CHSP
Director

Association Executives

Jeff Smith,
JD, CIC, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Jody Geiger, MBA
Chief Marketing Officer
Judy Sivy, CIC, CISR, CWCC, PRIS
Chief Risk Officer

Agency Relations

Ashley Fitzsimmons
Professional Development Director
Dustin Mahrt, API
Membership Coordinator
Carolyn Mangas
Government Affairs Manager
Jodie Shaw, CLCS, CPIA
Business Development Manager
Megan Smith, CPCU, API
Company Partners Manager

Agency Services

Ashley Riley, API, PLCS
Agency Services Manager
Aleigh DeVictor, CPIA
Account Manager
Katie Gratton, CPIA, CISR
Account Executive
Stacy Rosenthal, CISR, CPIA
Account Manager
Crystal Williams, CPIA
Account Manager

Finance and Administration

Shawna Belcher
Governance Manager
Dawn Kuhn
Finance Manager
Ismail Rahman
Staff Accountant
Buffy Terry
Office Manager

Marketing

Jody Geiger, MBA
Chief Marketing Officer
Braxton Mullet
Marketing Coordinator

Our Team is Ready to Help.

We help our members protect consumers and employers by offering access to the best resources, tools and professional development programs available. OIA serves our members in four key areas: advocacy, professional development, business solutions and industry thought leadership.

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