About Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services

Our Office Locations

Columbus, OH

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

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, 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. 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.

We represent the nation's top commercial insurance carriers.


Commercial Insurance Carriers

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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 focuses on 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 focuses on handling Subway Restaurants in the Commercial Lines Department.

Dominic Persad

Dominic Persad

Dominic was born on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean and recently moved to the Columbus area. He has eighteen years insurance experience in the Caribbean market and looks forward to expanding his knowledge. He currently holds an HIA Designation and is also a Licensed Property & Casualty / Life and Health Insurance Producer. His focus at the Leavitt Group is in the Commercial Department as the Account Manager of the Small Business Unit. He enjoys participating in Community Service activities, and he is also an avid sports fan, who enjoys both playing and watching soccer, football, and basketball.

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.

Jodi Heise

Jodi Heise

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

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.

Nancy Castle

Nancy Castle

Nancy has worked in the insurance industry for over 35 years. She joined Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services 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

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 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.

Rick Smith

Rick Smith

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.

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 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

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
Darlene Larimore

Darlene Larimore

Account Manager

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.

Jason Bland

Jason Bland

Account Manager
Jeffrey Seaton

Jeffrey Seaton

Personal Lines Sales Manager

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
Katherine Petry

Katherine Petry

Customer Service Representative

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
Marquita Mattox

Marquita Mattox

Customer Service Representative

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, specializing 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

Matthew Pecikonis

Matthew Pecikonis

Account Manager
Ryan Stroh

Ryan Stroh

Personal Lines Professional
Rodie Solomons

Rodie Solomons

Vice President
Senior Care Products

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
Agency President


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