About Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services

Local, Independent Agents

Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services offers quality insurance coverage, a high level of professional service and a long-term relationship. We have several locations throughout Ohio to serve your needs, including Columbus and Canal Winchester.

Bob Smith--Leavitt & Smith Insurance

“By partnering with Leavitt Group our agency is stronger than ever. We now offer our clients expanded insurance capabilities, such as access to the top insurance markets in the country, as well as the resources of a national insurance brokerage.”

—Robert L. Smith, Jr., Agency President

Robert L. Smith Jr. has been a top-ranking agent for more than 30 years and is President one of the largest multi-line insurance agencies in central Ohio. Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services is truly a one-stop shop. We offer a large variety of insurance options to ensure that you and your loved ones always receive the highest quality of protection for your individual needs.

Our Staff

Andy Leitch

Andy Leitch

Andy was born in Columbus, OH and currently lives in Hilliard, OH with his wife Lynn and his daughter Peyton and son Declan. Andy graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Financial Management. He is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent specializing in the Manufacturing, Wholesale, Transportation and Assisted Living industries. Prior to joining the agency Andy worked for Fifth Third Bank and held his Life, Health and Series 6, 63 licenses. He assisted commercial clients in their overall banking relationships. In his spare time, Andy enjoys the outdoors with friends and family, playing soccer, tailgating for Ohio State football games and is actively involved with his church.

Bev Lodi

Bev Lodi

Originally from St. Henry, Ohio, Bev now resides in Galloway with her husband. She attended Sinclair College in Dayton. Bev has been with the Smith & Leavitt agency since 2012 and has 25 years of Commercial Insurance experience. In 2014 she was promoted to team lead of the commercial department. She specializes in large construction accounts. Bev enjoys watching college football, walking and spending time with her family and friends.

Brad Stammler

Brad Stammler

Brad Stammler graduated from Xavier University with his MBA and The Ohio State University with a BS in Business Administration—Finance & Risk Management. He has obtained numerous Insurance and surety industry designations over the years: CPCU, ARM, APA, AIM, AFSB, CRIS. Brad has more than 35 years experience as President and Executive Vice President of several large insurance agency/broker organizations and commercial insurance. He joined Franchise Insurance Agency in 2010 to manage the Commercial Lines department, service large commercial accounts, and manage captives.

Carla Howison

Carla Howison

Carla was born in Hartford Connecticut and moved to the Columbus area at a young age. She grew up in Grove City Ohio. Carla now resides in Columbus. She has been with the Franchise Insurance Agency since 2013 and specializes in handling Subway Restaurants in the Commercial Lines Department.

Eric Stammler

Eric Stammler

Eric is an agent who focuses on commercial insurance for the construction and food and beverage industries. He works with businesses to review their risk and recommend products to ensure they receive the correct coverage. Prior to joining the agency, Eric worked for Nationwide Insurance assisting with homeowner claims and personal insurance underwriting. While in these roles he developed expertise in multiple insurance lines and claims guidelines.

Gail MacKenzie

Gail MacKenzie

Gail has worked on all sides of the insurance industry for more than 30 years. Beginning in an agency as a CSR and Agent, then working for several companies as a Commercial Multi-Line Underwriter, and as a Risk Manager for seven corporations in Northern New England. She has experience with all types of business accounts and achieved her CIC designation in 1997. Gail is a Commercial lines Account Manager. Her hobbies include sewing, reading, woodworking, upholstery, and traveling.

Gloria Sheets

Gloria Sheets

Gloria has worked in the insurance industry for over 39 years and has experience as both an Underwriter with Insurance carriers and an Account Manager on the agency side. She joined Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services in September 2016 as an Account Executive. Gloria enjoys spending time with her daughter, granddaughters Grace and Anna, and two labs, Zeke and Blaze. She is also very active in the Sports Car Club of America where she volunteers her time in the administration, event planning and operation of the club.

Kathy Boron

Kathy Boron

Originally from Canton, Ohio, Kathy recently relocated to Columbus in Sept 2016 specifically to take a job with Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services. Her career in insurance began in 2006 when she was hired as a Commercial lines processor for Nationwide. In her 10 years there, she was assigned specifically to work on most of the large accounts written by Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services. This relationship led to her job here. Kathy graduated in 2005 from the University of Louisville and is still a loyal Cardinals fan. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys all sports, but specifically cheering on the Louisville Cardinals & the “Oakland” Raiders. She is also an avid UFC fan & never misses a fight.

Rachel Lentz

Rachel Lentz

Rachel has lived in the Columbus, Ohio area since late childhood and currently resides in Powell, Ohio with her son. She began her insurance career in 1998 as a Commercial Lines CSR and obtained her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2006. Rachel is an Account Manager in the Smith & Leavitt Commercial Lines Department and has experience working with all types of commercial accounts. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking, and reading.

Rick Hammons

Rick Hammons

Commercial Sales Representative who specializes in Franchise Business. Rick has spent the last 18 years with Franchise Insurance Agency. Rick started out as a Sales Rep in 1997 and then went on to become the Sales Manager and then Vice President of our Subway Insurance Program prior to being sold in 2008. He still specializes in Franchise Business and currently has WC and EPLI programs available to franchisees.

Seth Warnelis

Seth Warnelis

Seth was born in Columbus Ohio, and Graduated from Ohio University in 2011. He currently lives in New Albany, OH with his fiancée and their small dog. Seth has been in the insurance industry for 5 years. He joined Smith & Leavitt in 2016. Seth is excited to continue his growth and understanding of Commercial Lines insurance as a Customer Service Representative.

Shannon Dugger

Shannon Dugger

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Shannon has been with Franchise Insurance Agency since 2005 handling Subway Restaurants in the Commercial Lines Department. She enjoys the sunshine and spending time with her family when she’s not at the office.

Tia Sum

Tia Sum

Tia has been with the Agency since 2012. Her passion has always been Commercial Lines Insurance. In 2006, she completed her undergraduate degree from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University earning a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with the specialization in Risk Management & Insurance. In 2008, she went on to pursue the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and also the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist designation in 2014. Tia is also an Ohio Notary Public. Recently, she was promoted to Commercial Account Executive which her main focus is now middle-market/large accounts. She enjoys meeting her clients face-to-face the most.

Tom Trainer

Tom Trainer

Tom Trainer began his career with Smith Insurance Services in 2002, after graduating from Ohio University with dual majors in Management Information Systems and Marketing. He is currently serving on the Canal Winchester Board of Directors for the 9th year in a row as Economic Development Chair. He is also on the board of directors for a large rotary organization in downtown Columbus called Short North Rotary. Tom has both his Property & Casualty and Life & Health licenses. With almost 13 years in the business, he is vastly experienced in personal and commercial insurance.

Tracy Clevenger

Tracy Clevenger

Tracy has been with the agency since December 2015. She has been in commercial lines for over 30 years, with part of her experience being on the wholesale brokerage side and the last 15 years on the agency side. Tracy has knowledge in numerous areas of commercial insurance. She currently runs the Commercial Small Business Unit, as the agency not only sees the importance of their large clientele but importance of the needs of the small business clients.

Adam Kopczyk

Adam Kopczyk

Customer Service Representative
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Adrian Vandenbout

Adrian Vandenbout

Account Manager
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Brett Wagner

Brett Wagner

Sr. Account Manager
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Darlene Larimore

Darlene Larimore

Account Manager
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Jason Bland

Jason Bland

Account Manager
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Jeffrey Seaton

Jeffrey Seaton

Personal Lines Sales Manager
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Jeremiah Campana

Jeremiah Campana

Personal lines Account Manager
 


Kyle Kaethow

Kyle Kaethow

Account Manager
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Marquita Mattox

Marquita Mattox

Customer Service Representative
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Matthew Pecikonis

Matthew Pecikonis

Account Manager
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Ryan Stroh

Ryan Stroh

Personal Lines Specialist
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Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan

Jim is from Columbus, Ohio and lives in Hilliard, Ohio with his wife, Anne and his son and daughter. Graduated from The Ohio State University. Licensed in OH, WV, IL, FL, OK, PA, NJ.
Jim holds FINRA series 7, 63, and 66 licenses.
He is actively involved in his church as a youth sponsor and orchestra member. Jim enjoys playing golf in his free time.

John Forloine

John R. Forloine

John Forloine is an Ohio native. After a successful career in executive sales management for a local manufacturing company, John made a shift to the financial industry in 2010, and began building his practice at Wells Fargo Advisors and Merrill Lynch, before joining our team in 2016. He earned his Bachelors degree from Ohio University and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as Life/Accident/Health/Variable Insurance licenses in various states. John's practice is focused on understanding the unique situation of each client and designing an appropriate goals-based investment strategy to best serve his client's financial needs and desires. In his free time, John enjoys family activities, golf, playing bass guitar, being active in his church, and donating resources to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins

Matt was born in Columbus, Ohio. He currently resides in Powell, Oh and lives with his wife Sara Beth. Matt went to college at Otterbein where he studied Finance and played on the college golf team. He graduated in 2007 with his bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Finance. The license he currently holds for various states are Life and Health Insurance, FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65. He also has completed his professional designation with the American College for the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation in April of 2015.
In June 2013, he joined Nationwide Securities with Bob Smith’s Agency as a Financial Advisor. Matt is an Investment Advisor Representative that helps clients extensively with financial and retirement planning. In October 2014, he was certified in Nationwide’s Land As Your Legacy program. Prior to joining the financial services industry, Matt played professional golf for 4 years in various parts of the country.

Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart is one of our Investment Advisor Representatives, she was born and raised in central Ohio. She currently resides in Hilliard with her husband and three girls. Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Industry and multiple securities licenses. She graduated from Franklin University with a double major in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. Rebecca is active in her community and church. She is an ongoing troop leader and volunteer for Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland as well as her local school district.  She enjoys reading, crafts and exercise in her free time.

Rodie Solomons

Rodie Solomons

Rodie Solomons has been with Smith Insurance Services, Inc./ Franchise Insurance Agency, Inc. since 2006. Rodie holds a BS Degree in Economics and started her career in the financial industry in New York City. Over the years her career evolved into leadership positions in corporate management involving multiple branch locations. Prior to moving to Ohio, she held the position of AVP Operations for Cartier, Inc. focusing on project management and business growth & expansion on a national and international level. When Rodie moved to Ohio in 2005 she wanted to make a career change that would give her an opportunity to help others. She studied and obtained her State of Ohio Insurance license in Life, Accident & Health and later completed her Federal AHIP Certification and licensing to specialize in Medicare Insurance. Rodie has helped numerous Medicare eligible individuals understand their health insurance options, what's covered and not covered, and how to decide which plan is best for them. Her goal, and the Agency's goal, is to help people who are aging into Medicare find the answers and solutions they're looking for in order to make the most of their benefits. This is a service that we provide to all of our customers free of charge.

About Leavitt Group

Long-Term Relationships

We work to develop lasting client relationships. As a privately-held firm, we have the flexibility to make long-term decisions with you. Our performance is not judged by Wall Street every quarter, but rather by the quality of relationships we maintain.


The Expertise And Resources You Need

As the 13th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the nation*, we bring you the national resources, expertise, problem-solving skills, and key insurance company and underwriting relationships that will result in an effective risk management and employee benefits strategy.

A Greater Commitment To Your Success

As a result of our local managing co-owner and on-the-ground decision makers, our interest in your success results in a greater level of service and commitment to your business. We match solutions to your needs and geography.

Integrity

We believe in operating with complete integrity and transparency. We have a long history based on this principle, and it is a vital part of our culture. As we bring people into our organization, we look for those who share our values, thus fostering relationships based on trust—for employees, insurance companies, and clients.


*According to Insurance Journal, August 2017 issue.

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Bob Smith
Agency President


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