About Leavitt Group Midwest—Smith, Molino & Sichko

Our Office Locations

Columbus, OH

614-451-2232
4942 Reed Road
Columbus, OH 43220
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Columbus, OH

614-481-8869
1885 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43212
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Canal Winchester, OH

614-837-0100
6207 Gender Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
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Grove City, OH

614-871-9707
4200 Hoover Road, Suite A
Grove City, OH 43123
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Local, Independent Agents

Leavitt Group Midwest—Smith, Molino & Sichko 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, Canal Winchester, and Grove City.

Nationwide Farm Certified Agency, Columbus OH

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. Leavitt Group Midwest—Smith, Molino & Sichko 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.

We represent the nation's top commercial insurance carriers.


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Our Staff

Bev Lodi

Bev Lodi

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 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 focuses on large construction accounts. Bev enjoys watching college football, walking and spending time with her family and friends.

Brad Stammler

Brad Stammler

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.

Carla Howison

Carla Howison

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.

Gail MacKenzie

Gail MacKenzie

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.

Gloria Sheets

Gloria Sheets

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.

Jodi Heise

Jodi Heise

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 has been servicing clients as a commercial account manager ever since.

Kathy Boron

Kathy Boron

Columbus, OH Office
Originally from Canton, Ohio, Kathy recently relocated to Columbus in Sept 2016 specifically to take a job with Leavitt Group Midwest. 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 Leavitt Group Midwest—Smith, Molino & Sichko. 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.

Nancy Castle

Nancy Castle

Columbus, OH Office
Nancy has worked in the insurance industry for over 35 years. She joined Leavitt Group Midwest in April 2018 as a Commercial Lines CSR. Nancy enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially with her 4 grandchildren, Olivia, Tatam, Lincoln and Berkley. Her hobbies included traveling, yardwork and sewing.

Rachel Lentz

Rachel Lentz

Columbus, OH Office
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

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

Rich Hutchings

Rich Hutchings

Grove City, OH Office

Rick Smith

Richard Smith

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.

Scott Molino

Scott Molino

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.

Seth Warnelis

Seth Warnelis

Columbus, OH Office
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

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.

Tia Sum

Tia Sum

Columbus, OH Office
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 emphasis in Risk Management & Insurance. In 2008, she went on to pursue the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and also the Construction Risk Insurance 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.

Aaron Rumpf

Aaron Rumpf

Account Manager

Grove City, OH Office
Aaron was born in Toledo, Ohio and has been in the Columbus area since 2012. He has been involved specifically in the insurance industry since 2015, with a focus on new client acquisition and retention. When not meeting with his clientele, he is fond of spending time with his wife and chasing around little Jack and Layla.


Brett Wagner

Brett Wagner

Sr. Account Manager
Canal Winchester, OH Office

Brett has been with the agency since 2009 and focuses on Property and Casualty Insurance. Prior to working for the agency he attended Muskingum College where he received a bachelor's degree in Business and was a member of the Muskingum football team. Outside of work Brett is an avid sports fan. He enjoys the outdoors, being active, and spending time with his family in his hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Darlene Larimore

Darlene Larimore

Personal Lines

Columbus, OH Office
Licensed in: OH Agent Qualifications: Darlene has been in the insurance industry for 20 years, with Smith Insurance Services for 15. Licensed in Property & Casualty, Accident & Health and Life Insurance. Feel free to contact Darlene directly at 614-545-1506 Community Activities: Darlene is actively involved in church and volunteers her time as a youth sponsor/leader. Red Cross is a charity near & dear to her heart and she regularly donates blood and plasma.

David Sichko

David Sichko

Associate Agent

Grandview, OH Office
David Sichko is an associate agent and specializes in personal lines, life insurance, and commercial policies. He started his insurance career in 1980 working for Nationwide Insurance and opened his own agency in 1987.

Erik Weaver

Erik Weaver

Account Manager

Canal Winchester, OH Office
Erik enjoys riding ATV's with his family, watching OSU games, and playing golf. Erik has been in the insurance industry since 2011 and joined the Smith and Leavitt Canal Team in February of 2018. He is excited to continue his growth and understanding of Personal Lines Insurance as an Account Manager.


Jason Bland

Jason Bland

Sr. Account Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Jason has been with the agency since 2008 as a senior personal lines account manager. He lives in Blacklick, OH with his wife, Krista and sons Brady and Luke. He enjoys golf, travel, and University of Dayton basketball.


Jeffrey Seaton

Jeffrey Seaton

Personal Lines Sales Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Joined the Smith & Leavitt Agency in 2010. Married to his wife Annie, and has 3 children, Piper, Parker and Paxton. Enjoys running 5k and half marathons.

Jeremiah Campana

Jeremiah Campana

Personal lines Account Manager
Columbus, OH Office
Born in Warren, OH raised in Columbus. Jeremiah has worked in insurance since 2015 and joined Leavitt Group Midwest in 2017. He works in the Personal Lines Department selling home and auto insurance. He enjoys attending sporting events when not in the office.

Katherine Petry

Katherine Petry

Customer Service Representative

Columbus, OH Office
Katherine was born in Columbus Ohio and now lives in Dublin Ohio. She joined Leavitt Group Midwest in the summer of 2018 as our Customer Service Representative licensed in Casualty and Property. Hobbies include rock climbing, hiking and watching OSU football in the fall.

Kyle Kaethow

Kyle Kaethow

Account Manager
Grandview, OH Office
Marquita Mattox

Marquita Mattox

Customer Service Representative

Canal Winchester, OH Office
Licensed in: OH Education: Associates Degree in Office Administration Agent Qualifications: Licensed Agent with Smith Agency since 2005, newly titled as Sr. Personal Lines Specialist, focusing in your personal Auto, Home, Umbrella and Toys. Community activities: Marquita spends her evenings attending services at St. Nicholas The Wonderworker Orthodox Church and Gym Classes ranging from Spin to Crossfit. Hobbies: She Loves watching UFC and College Football with friends and takes any opportunity for a road trip or a hike on the trails

Mary Covietz

Mary Covietz

Associate Agent & Customer Service Representative

Grove City, OH Office
Mary focuses on personal lines insurance. She has 30 years experience in the insurance industry and is licensed to sell insurance, certified with a Property and Casualty license. Mary resides in Grove City Ohio with her husband Dan. Members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She enjoys spending time with her children, family & friends. Loves traveling, dining, music & sporting events.

Matthew Pecikonis

Matthew Pecikonis

Account Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Matt graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Matt joined Smith and Leavitt team in 2015 after working five years in the workers compensation industry managing employer benefits. He is fully licensed to assist with personal lines needs. When not working on his clients risk portfolio, Matt can be found doing anything with cars, whether it is working on them, driving them on the track, or just down a good country road. His other hobbies include drumming, golfing, biking and hitting the sporting clays course. He enjoys watching Buckeye Football, the NFL, and IMSA or SCCA racing.

Nate Moore

Nathaniel Moore

Account Manager
Canal Winchester, OH Office
Ryan Stroh

Ryan Stroh

Personal Lines
Columbus, OH Office

Ryan has been in the insurance business for 15 years, spending time in farm, small commercial, and now specializing in personal insurance. He has been with Smith & Leavitt since 2009, and now specializes in working with some of our high value homes and high net worth clients. A 2000 graduate of Ohio University, he is still active with the area Alumni group, and is a Bobcat basketball season ticket holder. He currently lives in Hilliard, with his wife and their dogs. In his free time, Ryan has several hobbies, including running and hiking with the dogs, working on his cars, visiting wineries with his wife, and watching many sports including college basketball and multiple types of auto racing.

Rodie Solomons

Rodie Solomons

Vice President
Senior Care Products

Columbus, OH Office

Rodie Solomons has worked for Bob Smith since 2006 and she focuses on Medicare health insurance. Rodie is certified with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services and licensed with numerous Medicare insurance carriers in the State of Ohio. This allows her to offer many plan options to her clients so that they can select the best health and prescription drug coverage for their needs.
Rodie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University with a degree in Economics. She worked for many years in New York City in the corporate area specializing in Retail Operations prior to moving to Columbus in 2005. She and her husband Gordon have been enjoying the slower pace, friendly people, and great golf courses in Ohio.

Tami Leasure

Tami Leasure

Customer Service Representative
Grove City, OH Office

Tami began her Nationwide career as a claims call center rep in 1992 while attending Ohio Dominican University. She later joined her family business, Molino Insurance Agency, in 1998. Tami is licensed in property and casualty. She loves the day-to-day dealings with all of the clients and strives to maintain the same outstanding customer relationship put into place by her father. Outside of work she has 2 children, Anthony and Ria. She stays busy with all of their activities, enjoys traveling with her husband, and all things sports. She is a huge animal lover, in particular her black lab Jax.

Tammy McGarvin

Tammy McGarvin

Account Manager
Canal Winchester, OH Office
Tammy has her Property & Casualty license with 22+ years experience in both commercial and personal insurance. With Leavitt Group Midwest her focus will be on personal lines, working with clients to discuss and meet their insurance needs. It is her goal to help you navigate the insurance waters and at the same time provide you with excellent service.

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.


Experience And Resources

As the 13th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the nation*, we bring you the national resources, experience, 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
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