Recognizing Ohio's top independent insurance agents - 2015

Independent agents aren't the type of people to give themselves a pat on the back for their accomplishments. That's why we want to recognize exceptional individuals who not only raise the bar in their day-to-day jobs, but also make time in their busy schedules to give back.

Not only do independent agents offers expert advice, guidance and peace of mind to their clients, but they also play an integral part in their communities, from sponsoring the local baseball team to helping with donations for the local food bank.

The OIA Awards Ceremony celebrates independent agents who are transforming lives and building stronger communities. We are taking nominations for the awards now. Nominate someone you know who has made a positive difference!

Community Service Award
Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter received the 2015 Community Service Award for the work he and his wife Virgie have done to battle childhood hunger in southern Ohio. "No one can fathom the time and energy Mark invests in helping the children," a friend said. READ MORE.

Excellence in Leadership Award
Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis (left) received the Excellence in Leadership Award from OIA past president Mike Heister for years of leadership in helping Ohio consumers and fellow independent agents through the association. "Jeff is not in it for himself. Even when things are difficult, he's going to do the right thing," Jeff's wife, Dawn, said.

Past Awards

Click on the links below to view previous years' awards.

Current 2015 2014 2016

Agent Nominations

Independent agents are hard at work every day not only offering their clients expert advice, guidance and peace of mind, but also reaching out beyond their office doors to lead or assist in programs that help neighbors in need. This innate desire to do the right thing for people characterizes many independent agents, making their purpose as agents more meaningful and their dedication to clients more focused.

Recognizing independent agents who are creating a positive impact in the industry or their community not only provides them with well-deserved acknowledgment, it also helps build awareness of independent agents across Ohio and demonstrates how the value they provide reaches far beyond a business transaction.

Do you know an independent agent that meets these criteria? We want to hear from you! Submit a nomination form today!

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