Your Risk Management Partner

We asked our client partners why they do business with us, and our experience and problem-solving skills were among the top responses.* We would love the opportunity to problem-solve for you.
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Brad Stammler—Manager—Commercial Lines

Creative Solutions

Experience and perspective count when it comes to managing your risk. Your company faces certain risks, some of which are unique. You deserve a trusted, consultative advisor who will actively listen to and understand your concerns. Your Leavitt Group advisor will match and adapt risk management strategies to your situation through a total cost of risk approach. You benefit from having a partner who will seek to truly understand your business and then collaboratively develop a plan to reduce both direct and indirect costs.

Ability to Secure Excellent Terms and Conditions

You need an advisor who understands how important the total cost of risk can be to your success. That is why we use our knowledge of your business, our experience, and strong insurance company representation to develop the risk management strategy that fits your business and safeguards your bottom line. You are involved in all key relationships that affect the terms of your policy, with the underwriter relationship being a key, but often overlooked, part of the equation:

Our Client and Carrier Partnership

How We Will Help You

Your customized plan begins with an extensive risk management assessment:

Risk Management Process
  • Risk Identification:

    Inventory of threats facing your organization

  • Risk Analysis:

    Detailed examination of exposures vs. historical loss data, with the goal of identifying patterns, loss drivers, and causation

  • Risk Control:

    Specific strategies to avoid, prevent, and reduce exposure to loss

  • Involve Underwriters:

    Underwriters understand your business and risk control strategies, improving negotiations

  • Risk Financing:

    Options for retention and transfer of risk

  • Risk Administration:

    Ongoing evaluation of your program

Growing organizations require experienced advisors. That is why we hand select a team of internal and affiliated professionals who can design and administer plans targeted for your diverse needs—whether premises inspections, compliance audits, safety incentive programs administration, and train-the-trainer safety workshops.

Fees may apply


Our Commercial Staff


Amanda Katulich

Amanda Katulich

Customer Service Representative
Columbus, OH Office
Amanda Katulich is a Commercial Lines CSR working with Account Managers to help service commercial clients. She has been in the Commercial Insurance field for 10+ years and has her Commercial Producer license. Amanda moved to Ohio with her husband from Florida’s gulf coast where she was born and raised. When not working she enjoys the outdoors and cuddling with her doggy, Tater.

Feel free to email amanda-katulich@leavitt.com

Bev Lodi

Bev Lodi

Account Executive
Columbus, OH Office
Originally from St. Henry, Ohio, Bev now resides in Galloway with her husband. She attended Sinclair College in Dayton. Bev has been with Franchise Insurance Agency since 2012 and has 25 years of Commercial Insurance experience. Her main focus is large construction accounts. Bev enjoys watching college football, walking and spending time with her family and friends.

Feel free to email bev-lodi@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1532

Brad Stammler

Brad Stammler

VP of Commercial Lines
Columbus, OH Office
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.

Feel free to email brad-stammler@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1686

Carla Howison

Carla Howison

Account Manager
Columbus, OH Office
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 focuses on handling Subway Restaurants in the Commercial Lines Department.

Feel free to email carla-howison@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1521

Chris Allen

Chris Allen

Risk Consultant
Columbus, OH Office
Chris comes to the Leavitt Group with more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He started his career with Progressive and served as a Director of Distribution for 15 states. He later joined Safeco and was Vice President and Region General Manager for 9 states in the Midwest. Chris has worked with the Leavitt Group in his prior roles and is very excited to join them in his new role as Risk Consultant. He is married with four sons and is a self-proclaimed foodie and a sports enthusiast. As a graduate of the University of Kansas he is a Jayhawk and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He also married a Buckeye so he enjoys the fall in Columbus, Ohio.

Feel free to email chris-allen@leavitt.com or contact directly at (614) 545-1524

David Jolin

David Jolin

Managing Agent
Columbus, OH Office
David is the Managing Agent of the Bellville, Mansfield, and Mt. Gilead locations. David attended Kings College in Wilkes Barre, PA and has lived in Bellville, Ohio since 1982. Married to Debbie since 1984 with 3 children and one granddaughter. David has been a career agent with Nationwide Insurance since 1980. David started as a "scratch" agent and has expanded to Mt. Gilead and Mansfield during that time. David's hobbies include mountain bike racing, ultra endurance events, spending time with family, and visiting his second home in St. George, Utah. Most of his time will be spent in selling and servicing Commercial and Agricultural insurance for Leavitt Midwest.

David can be reached at 419-886-2220, 419-565-1994 (cell) or by email at david-jolin@leavitt.com

Gail MacKenzie

Gail MacKenzie

Account Manager
Columbus, OH Office
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.

Feel free to email gail-mackenzie@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1664

Gloria Sheets

Gloria Sheets

Account Executive

Columbus, OH Office
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 Leavitt Group Midwest 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.

Feel free to email gloria-sheets@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1511

Hannah Dittoe

Hannah Dittoe

Account Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Hannah was born and raised in Columbus, OH. After graduating at Shawnee State University where she played college softball, she returned to Columbus and began working for a staffing agency as a recruiter. After a short time, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in the insurance industry and took a position as a claims representative with a carrier. She then received a position in the commercial lines underwriting department as an assistant underwriter and later she was promoted to a small business underwriter. She joined Leavitt Group Midwest in October 2020 as an Account Manager. Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, Reagan. Her hobbies include, slow pitch softball, sand volleyball, euchre, and working out.

Feel free to email hannah-dittoe@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1518

Jodi Heise

Jodi Heise

Account Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Jodi was born and raised in Findlay Ohio. She moved to the Columbus area in 1994 and currently resides in Powell, Ohio. Jodi has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University where she studied French and Geography. She has worked in the insurance industry for 30 years starting out as a commercial lines underwriter. After working for several insurance companies, she switched to the agency side in 2008 and since then has been servicing clients as a Commercial Account Manager.

Feel free to email jodi-heise@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1518

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith

Assistant Account Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Jordan was born in Saginaw, Michigan and was raised in the greater Indianapolis area. As of 2016, Jordan resides in downtown Columbus, where he started his commercial insurance career. Outside of work, he enjoys staying physically active through swimming, running, and yoga and getting involved in the community through LGBT+ and Youth foundations.

Feel free to email jordan-smith@leavitt.com or contact directly at (614) 545-1675

Kerstin Barnette

Kerstin Barnette

Assistant Account Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Kerstin was raised in Westerville, but currently resides in Gahanna. She enjoys focusing on Commercial Lines insurance and is happy with her career at Leavitt Group. Outside of work she enjoys hiking at Hocking Hills with her husband (Curtis) of 9 years and 2 sons (Robby and Charley). She’s an advocate for Endometriosis Awareness and enjoys sharing her own journey with the disease. O-H! Go Bucks!

Feel free to email kerstin-barnette@leavitt.com

Nancy Castle

Nancy Castle

Customer Service Representative
Columbus, OH Office
Nancy has worked in the insurance industry for over 35 years. She joined Franchise Insurance Agency in April 2018 as a Commercial Lines CSR. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially with her 4 grandchildren, Olivia, Tatam, Lincoln and Berkley. Her hobbies included traveling, yard work and sewing.

Feel free to email nancy-castle@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1677

Rick Hammons

Rick Hammons

Risk Consultant

Columbus, OH Office
Rick is a Commercial Sales Representative who focuses on Franchise Business. He 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 focuses on Franchise Business and currently has WC and EPLI programs available to franchisees.

Feel free to email rick-hammons@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1683

Rick Smith

Richard Smith

Risk Consultant

Columbus, OH Office
Rick Smith was born and brought up in Columbus, Ohio. After receiving his degree in logistics management from The Ohio State University (OSU) he lived in Austin, Texas, and worked for Oracle selling Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to health care institutions. Rick’s goal is to help enable clients to live a better, safer life through risk management programs and practices. In his free time you might find Rick rock climbing in Mad River or Red River Gorge, attending OSU athletic events, traveling, or volunteering to make the community a better place.

Feel free to email richard-smith@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1523

Sara Malone

Sara Malone

Small Business Account Manager
Columbus, OH Office
Sara was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin but lived in Ohio most of her life. She has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years starting in Personal Lines. Sara joined Franchise Insurance Agency in October of 2019 as the Small Business Unit Account Manager. She is a very proud mother of her son Aiden and enjoys watching him play football and coaching him during soccer season.

Feel free to email sara-malone@leavitt.com

Scott Molino

Scott Molino

Agency Partner & Risk Consultant
Grove City, OH Office
Scott began his career in 1999 as a producer with his father who owned an agency focused on professionalism and superior service. Scott maintained lead positions in sales, while managing a strong team of 9 agents. Scott has developed and maintained relationships with top insurance companies, enabling him to provide his clients with outstanding products and services. Scott became a second generation agency owner in 2013 by continuing the same focus on service.

Feel free to email scott-molino@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-782-9905

Shannon Dugger

Shannon Dugger

Account Manager
Columbus, OH Office
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.

Feel free to email shannon-dugger@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1509

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Brad Stammler


Brad Stammler
Manager—Commercial Lines


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