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:

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


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

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

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

Kathy Boron

Kathy Boron

Assistant Account Manager

Columbus, OH Office
Originally from Canton, Ohio, Kathy recently relocated to Columbus in Sept 2016 specifically to take a job with Franchise Insurance Agency. 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 Franchise Insurance Agency, Inc. dba 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, she enjoys all sports, but specifically cheering on the Louisville Cardinals & the “Oakland” Raiders. She is also an avid UFC fan and never misses a fight.

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

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 kathy-boron@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1677

Rachel Lentz

Rachel Lentz

Account Executive
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 Commercial Lines Department and has experience working with all types of commercial accounts. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking, and reading.

Feel free to email rachel-lentz@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1675

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

Rich Hutchings

Rich Hutchings

Risk Consultant

Grove City, OH Office
Rich has been in the risk insurance industry since 2009. He currently works with clients in the commercial and farm insurance area. He has obtained his commercial and farm designations: AFIS, CLCS and is Farm Certified. His goal has been to help clients with the forecasting and evaluation of their business, with identification of procedures, assessment and prioritization of risk. Rich is excited to help clients by addressing their needs and concerns, which creates long lasting business relationships. He has two children, both young adults starting out in the world on their own. He also enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and sunny beaches anytime.

Feel free to email rich-hutchings@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-782-9906

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

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

Seth Warnelis

Seth Warnelis

Assistant Account Manager
Columbus, OH Office
Seth was born in Columbus, Ohio, and Graduated from Ohio University in 2011. He currently lives in Hilliard, OH with his wife and their small dog. Seth has been in the insurance industry for 5 years. He joined Leavitt Group Midwest in 2016, and is excited to continue his growth and understanding of Commercial Lines insurance as a Customer Service Representative.

Feel free to email seth-warnelis@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1663

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

Tia Sum

Tia Sum

Department Manger & Account Executive

Columbus, OH Office
Tia has been with the Agency since 2012 and 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 the Manager of the Commercial Lines Department and a Commercial Account Executive. Her main focus is middle-market to large accounts. She enjoys meeting her clients face-to-face the most.

Feel free to email tia-sum@leavitt.com or contact directly at 614-545-1679

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Brad Stammler


Brad Stammler
Manager—Commercial Lines


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