OIA Hires Education and event coordinator

Ohio Insurance Agents Association (OIA) has hired Haley Broadway as the new Education & Events Coordinator. Haley is an alumna of Bowling Green State University, and has over 5 years of event planning experience. We are excited to have her on our team! 

Watch the video above to learn more about Haley! Haley can't wait to meet everyone at upcoming events and education courses! 

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Volunteers, thank you for a job well done!

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OIA volunteers are committed, passionate individuals that give their time, energy and talent toward furthering our association’s mission for members, and their clients and policyholders. We appreciate your enthusiastic involvement in achieving our successes.

For more information on how you can become a volunteer, contact Shawna Belcher at (800) 555-1742.

2018 Volunteers

Name Agency City

Adam Augspurger

Payne & Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sunbury

Christina M. Bernard, CISR

Cobos Insurance Center Inc

Elyria

Katherine G. Berry, CIC

Insurance Agencies Of Ohio

Worthington

Nicholas J. Bertke, CIC

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

Dayton

William G. Bishop

Associated Insurance Agencies Inc.

Westerville

Stephen M. Brown, Jr.

Payne & Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sunbury

John E. Burtch

AssuredPartners of Ohio LLC

Columbus

Brian Byrne

Horizon Insurance Services, Inc.

Columbus

Cameron Caryer

Frost Insurance Agency, Inc.

Napoleon

Andrew M. Crouch, CIC

C M S Insurance Agency Inc

Cincinnati

Kelley R. Culley, CIC, CPCU, CPIW, AU

David C. DeRoberts

Reno Insurance Agency, Inc. 

All Ohio Insurance Agency, Inc.

Miamisburg

Columbus

Janie L. Geis

Wichert Insurance Services, Inc.

Cuyahoga Falls

Jeannine A. Giesler, CISR, CPIA

USI Midwest, LLC

Port Clinton

Ryan M. Griffith

Griffith Agency, Inc.

Girard

Meghan Griffith Ragozzino

Griffith Agency, Inc.

Girard

Allison L. Hammons, CIC, CPIW Knight Insurance Group Toledo

A. Michael Heister, CIC

Heister Insurance

Cincinnati

Daniel M. Henery, CIC, CRM, DGIA

Securance Service, Inc.

Gibsonburg

Bradley P. Hosket

Hosket & Ulen LLC

Dublin

Matthew G. Hull

United Insurance Service, Inc.

Findlay

Michael H. Keenan, CPCU

The Keenan Agency, Inc.

Dublin

Diane T. Keil-Hipp, MOD

Knight Insurance Group

Toledo

Logan Kirk

Dostal & Kirk Inc.

Powell

John W. Koetz, CIC, CPCU

W.E. Davis Insurance Agency Inc.

Columbus

Keith A. Miller, CIC, CWCA

L. Calvin Jones & Co.

Canfield

Robert D. Moening

Webb Insurance Agency, Inc.

Lima

Talbott C. Moon

Moon & Adrion Insurance Agency, Inc.

Middletown

Patrick T. O'Neill, CIC, CRM, CWCA

O'Neill Insurance Agency Inc.

Wadsworth

Brent Phelan, CIC, CPCU, CRM, CSRM Phelan Insurance Agency, Inc. Versailles

Jeffery J. Phillips, CIC, CRM

Oswald Companies

Cleveland

Drexel Poling, CPCU, CLU

Hummel & Plum Insurance Agency Inc.

Circleville

Brandon Rapp, CIC, CPIA, CRM

Homestead Insurance Agency, Inc.

Brunswick

David A. Ray, CIC

Ray Insurance Agency

Columbus

Perk Reichley, CIC

Reichley Insurance Agency Inc.

Beavercreek

Mark T. Reilly, CIC, CPCU, CRM

USI Midwest, LLC

Port Clinton

Gerald E. Roach, Jr., CIC, CWCA

Richard B. Roby, CIC

The Wiseman Agency, Inc.

Roby Foster Miller Earick

Gallipolis

Mansfield

Jeffery S. Sargeant, CPIA

Community Insurance Group, LTD

Sidney

Thomas A. Sarno, CPCU

Webb Insurance Agency, Inc.

Lima

Luke J. Shipp

First Insurance Group

Maumee

Matthew T. Simon, CIC, CPCU

Hill & Hamilton Insurance & Financial Services

Bellefontaine

Derek Sprouse, CIC

Sprouse Agency, Inc.

Fremont

Matthew Steele, CIC Steele Insurance Assoc., Inc. Saint Clairsville

Carl G. Stoecklin, CIC, CPIA

Broz Insurance Agency, Inc.

Cincinnati

Jarod Stolly

Stolly Insurance Agency, Inc.

Lima

Eric Stolly, CPCU, AU, AINS

Stolly Insurance Agency, Inc.

West

Kirt Trimble, CPCU

Ron W. Trusty, Jr., CIC

Trimble Insurance Agency Inc.

Trusty Insurance LLC

Delaware

Monroe

Bob Walter W.E. Davis Insurance Agency Inc. Columbus

Amy Winkelman, CIC

K & J Flickinger Insurance Agency

Norwalk


Perk Reichley earns high honor from the YMCA of Greater Dayton

XENIA — Perk Reichley earned a high honor from the YMCA during its annual meeting.

The Xenia resident received the 2018 E.L. Kohnle award for his years of dedicated service and leadership to the YMCA and his tireless work on the new Xenia YMCA capital campaign. Reichley helped raise the funds necessary to build the $11 million facility on South Progress Drive.

The E.L. Kohnle award is the highest honor given to a volunteer of the YMCA of Greater Dayton. The recipient is an individual who personifies leadership and community service, according to a release from the YMCA. Reichley began volunteering for the YMCA of Greene County in 1995 and was the board chair from 1999-2001, serving Greene County for 10 years. He then began as a volunteer with the YMCA of Greater Dayton in 2008 after the YMCA of Greene County and the YMCA of Greater Dayton merged. He was voted in as the secretary of the board in 2010, became vice chair of the board in 2012, and then took over as chairman in 2014.

Three years later, Reichley took the helm of the Xenia Y capital campaign.

“It would be hard to find an area of our YMCA’s operation that Perk has not positively impacted,”said Dale Brunner, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Dayton. “Perk’s knowledge and understanding of the Y and Greene County is encyclopedic. It was our honor and privilege to work alongside Perk on this campaign. He was integral to the success of the Xenia Y and the continued development of Greene County.”

In addition to his enduring legacy at the YMCA, Reichley has volunteered for the last 11 years as a board member (and previously as a past board chair) for the Ohio Insurance Agents Association. He is a Rotarian, Mason, and board member of the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center, now located next door to the new Xenia Y. He also is a volunteer with Greene Memorial Hospital.

This article was originally published by the Xenia Daily Gazette.

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Ohio Insurance Agents names Jody Geiger as Chief Marketing Officer

OIA has appointed tenured insurance leader, Jody Geiger, to the new position of Chief Marketing Officer, joining the association’s top leaders and strategy group.

Most recently, Jody served as the Brand and Cause Marketing leader at Nationwide, spearheading their Make Safe Happen program, which focused on bringing awareness that accidental injuries are the leading cause of death for children. During her time within this role, she interfaced with world-renowned Ogilvy Mathers to initiate the branding principles for the program and leveraged never-used before at Nationwide social mediums to connect with their target audience. Within the four years the program existed, the team delivered an impactful 23+ million safety actions that helped keep children safer from accidental injuries all over the world. This included over 24K swim lessons delivered to at-need neighborhoods, nearly 1.6M caregivers and children participated at local events, and 2.9M people watched the program’s safety videos.

Jody brings nearly 20 years of industry experience to the OIA. She joined Nationwide in 1999 and has lead cross-enterprise initiatives including overseeing multi-million-dollar initiatives, marketing operations and annual planning, and experienced refreshing the Nationwide brand, moving from the Frame back to the iconic N & Eagle. Jody has held leadership positions across sales, finance, and marketing including: Cause Marketing Leader, Marketing Operations, and Chief of Staff.

Jody holds her MBA and is an Ohio State University alumni and graduate from the Fisher College of Business in Economics. Residing in Grandview, Jody and her husband, David, enjoy being active in their community and spending time with their two children: Jackson (4) and Reagan (2). Jody enjoys running and has completed over a dozen marathons. She is also active volunteering her time with nonprofits, serving on boards, and a champion and leader for the Women’s Economic and Leadership Development program.

It is with great pleasure, we welcome Jody to the OIA team.

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Ohio BMV’s Financial Responsibility Random Verification Program Eliminated

The program that has been administered by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles since 1998 to randomly check to ensure that Ohioans are complying with the state’s financial responsibility laws has been eliminated.

In a somewhat expected move, language to eliminate the program was inserted by the Senate Transportation Committee to the state transportation budget to eliminate the verification program. This program has been a target for elimination by some legislators for years as it has become increasingly ineffective at catching uninsured drivers, and thus is viewed by some as burdening responsible drivers who comply with the law. The program screens approximately 280,000 drivers per year via mail and approximately 4 percent of the letters sent each year catch uninsured motorists (this equates to 11,200 people per year). It costs $550,000 per year or roughly $46,000 per month.

OIA is the only organization that weighed in on the elimination of this program. In our testimony, we emphasized that the last Financial Responsibility Study Committee Report issued in 2014 recommended REPLACING the BMV’s random selection program – not simply eliminating it. Furthermore, we made clear that we do have concerns about not replacing this program with a more robust auto insurance verification system that capitalizes on the technological advances that have become available in the last several years. To date, an effort to do so has yet to get underway, yet more than half of the states have passed laws and begun to develop and implement online auto insurance verification systems to identify uninsured motorists. Read OIA’s testimony. 

When Does the Program End?

The language initially added to the transportation budget bill sought to end the program at the beginning of 2020, however, this language was further modified to eliminate the program on the effective date of the transportation budget bill which is July 1st. 

What Checks Remain?

With the elimination of this program, the checks that remain for financial responsibility include traffic stops and individuals affirming that they have proper financial responsibility when they apply for a permit/license or they register a vehicle.

Questions or comments?

Contact Carolyn Mangas, OIA’s Government Affairs Manager, at carolyn@ohioinsuranceagents.com.

Also see

Financial Responsibility Study Committee Report

OIA Transportation Budget Senate Testimony

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