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.
*As reported by clients through client surveys taken in February of 2012

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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:

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How We Will Help You

Your customized plan begins with an extensive risk management assessment:

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  • 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


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.

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 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.

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.

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Brad Stammler
Manager—Commercial Lines


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