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

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

Association Executive

Jeff Smith,
JD, CIC, CAE
Chief Executive Officer

Agency Relations

Craig Niess, CVA, MBA
Director of Business Planning & Valuation
Jodie Shaw, CLCS, CPIA
Director of Business Development
Ashley Fitzsimmons
Professional Development Director
Dustin Mahrt, API
Membership Manager

Agency Services

Ashley Riley, API, PLCS
Director of Risk Management
Katie Gratton, CPIA, CISR
Account Executive
Aleigh DeVictor, CPIA
Account Manager
Stacy Rosenthal, CISR, CPIA
Account Manager
Crystal Williams, CPIA
Account Manager

Finance and Administration

Shawna Belcher
Governance Manager
Dawn Kuhn
Finance Manager
Buffy Terry
Office Manager
Alex Angle
Staff Accountant

Marketing

Jody Geiger, MBA
Chief Marketing Officer
Braxton Mullet
Marketing Manager

IT and Data

Donny Houck
Client Services Manager

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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