COLUMBUS, OH (February 28, 2022) – Ohio Insurance Agents Association is excited to announce Jenny O’Hare, CLCS, ChFC, CLU, CASL, has joined the association as Company Partners Manager. With a passion for the insurance industry and independent agency system, O’Hare is excited to foster partnerships with OIA’s company partners to help Ohio’s independent agents become more successful in the modern insurance marketplace.
Collaborating to Make a Difference
From her roots as a claims representative to her career growth as a sales manager for some of Ohio’s largest insurance companies, O’Hare brings over 20 years of insurance industry experience to the Company Partners role. Jenny holds Ohio insurance licenses in Property, Casualty, Life, Accident and Health Insurance and Variable Annuities. In addition to her insurance experience, Jenny also has small business and entrepreneurial experience as she helped launch her family’s real estate appraisal business and worked there for four years.
In her new role at OIA, her focus is to build relationships with company partners and learn how OIA can leverage partners’ collective resources to deliver meaningful programs and resources to Ohio independent agents.
“OIA understands the challenges in our industry right now as well as the important role independent agents play in our community,” O’Hare says. “I look forward to working together with our company partners to see how we can collectively bring value to Ohio’s independent agents.”
A Passion for Helping IAs
O’Hare has a strong background in helping insurance agents grow their business, including advising them on growth plans, perpetuation, digital marketing, brand management and customer experience best practices. She is passionate about independent agents because of the vital role they play as a trusted risk advisor and insurance expert for both personal and commercial clients.
“Many consumers do not understand the importance of insurance and how it impacts every aspect of life,” O’Hare says. “Independent agents provide a service that consumers may not necessarily want but absolutely need. When the unexpected happens, your independent agent is the first person you call.”
With a solid understanding of both the opportunities and challenges in our industry, she is excited to be a part of the OIA family where she will help promote, progress and protect Ohio’s independent agents.
“My number one goal is to help independent insurance agents – local business owners in Ohio – grow their agency and expand their market share in the industry,” O’Hare says. “This has always been my passion, and I’m excited to have this opportunity to make a difference.”
A graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Franklin University, Jenny has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Masters of Science in Marketing and Communication. Jenny resides in Sunbury with her husband and three children. Outside of work Jenny enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Jenny join the OIA family and look forward to her contributions to the organization and the industry.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your partnership with OIA, please reach out to Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 552-3051.