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Meet Our Team

 

 

 

Skip Ivery
Agency Owner

I’ve been in financial services since grad school, 13 years ago, and I have excelled at every level due to my strong focus on customer service excellence and ability to create custom-tailored solutions for my clients. I was born and raised here in Central Ohio, went to Wittenberg University and University of Cincinnati for my undergrad and MBA degrees. I love helping our clients to truly understand their coverages and properly protect their financial futures. It’s also vital that our organization gives back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. I love hanging out with my family. My wife and two daughters mean EVERYTHING to me and it doesn’t matter whether we are at the Columbus Zoo, catching a Clippers game, are biking around the neighborhood, or just watching TV, we have fun! If I’m not working, I’m either hanging out with my wife and girls, training for another Ironman, or working on some DIY project around the house. I love animals, especially dogs, and I’ve had one since I can remember. Ace, my Rhodesian Ridgeback, is my jogging partner and comes to the office with me every day. I volunteer almost every week at Worthington Park Elementary. I also regularly volunteer with My Very Own Blanket in Westerville, One Church in Gahanna, and with the Westerville Chamber of Commerce.

Mehdi Ghassab
Worthington Agency Manager

I have been in financial services for about 10 years now and in insurance for over a year.I grew up in Columbus. I like making the process easy for clients by doing all the heavy lifting from cancelling old policies, taking time to figure out the right coverages, and even setting up their online accounts. I enjoy eating, pretty much anything, and the occasional adult beverage. I can out eat and out drink anyone. Period. If I’m not working, I’m either at a local restaurant, happy hour, or home with my wife and girls. Did I say that I can eat a lot? I mean a lot!

Mark Townsend
Licensed Sales Professional

My knowledge and experience in the insurance industry have helped me in making sure our customers always receive top quality care. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. After high school, I attended the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Dallas, Texas. What excites me the most about my job is that I get the opportunity to help protect families financial assets. I also love being able to explain what coverages mean to customers which helps them make smart decisions when picking the correct policy. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and all things sports!

Anthony Jamison
(Life, Health, Property, Casualty)

Originally from Atlanta, I graduated from Troy Univ and moved to Columbus in 2013 before joining our team in January of 2019. I have two children and love spending as much time as possible with them. We like watching movies and playing basketball. I am licensed life insurance, and that’s my specialty. However, I can also help with home insurance and car insurance across all of Ohio.

Brittany Powers
Office Manager

I have worked in the insurance industry for 5 years as an account manager and office supervisor for sales and customer service. I grew up in Reynoldsburg Ohio. The most exciting thing about what I do is that I know I am protecting families from the unexpected and in its own way is like being a superhero. I really enjoy movies, comic books, and blues music. when I’m not working I’m with my kids usually at sports games or the park, that is my favorite way to spend a weekend. I really love old movies and am a cinema buff in the fact most questions about a movie, show, or actor I can answer! I love to volunteer for autism speaks as it is close to my heart and my families.

Megan Howard
Account Manager

I have education and training in the insurance industry but most of my experience has been as a customer. I grew up in Groveport, Ohio. I have an education in law, elementary education, and insurance. I am excited to help customers make informed decisions regarding their insurance needs and helping them keep themselves and their families safe. When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my children. I am a fan of Marvel comics/movies. I also love coffee! When I am not working, I am spending time with my children, usually at home. My favorite way to spend my weekend is at my house with my children, whether that is watching a movie, playing outside, or just hanging out. I used to play the clarinet very well. Recently, I have started to resume this hobby.

Christopher Brown
Licensed Agent (Property & Casualty)

I am extremely excited to help you protect and grow your assets! My cats and I reside in Central Ohio and love the culture here. I have had years of customer service experience and I really like the feeling of helping people save money on their insurance. Even more, I like spending the time to help people understand their insurance needs.

Shelly Holt
Licensed Agent (Life, Health, Property, Casualty)

I have lived in Hilliard for years & I’m very passionate about my children and helping my community. Since 2014, I’ve been in insurance and I help people in choosing the proper coverages for auto and property, while also assisting with their life insurance needs. This enables them to have confidence in limits that will protect their family, income and assets. My unique value is my prior experience in life insurance sales and in explaining products to customers in terms they can fully understand, so they are able to make the right choices to fit their needs. I am also active in the area with the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. I earned my Bachelor’s from Ashford University in business.

Alaura Spear
Licensed Agent (Life & Health)

I earned my Associates from Columbus State in 2011. I started my insurance career in 2018 and have picked up things very quickly. My specialty is relating to people so that they get the most appropriate life insurance protection and help them understand the options we have. Often, life insurance is less expensive than most people think and can be a great way to make sure your family it taken care of if something unexpected ever happens.

Jennifer Wile
Licensed Agent (Property & Casualty)

In 1998 I earned my bachelors in business management from OSSC. I reside right here in the Sunbury / Galena area and I have been helping people with their finances since 2003. My background in lending, mortgages, operations, and insurance give you the very best perspective of how you should be looking to protect your biggest assets: your car, your home, and your family’s well-being! I enjoy spending time with my family our two children Alex, and Barbara, and my husband Keith, and boating at Alum Creek Lake. I am also very active in the community with the Westerville Area Realtors Association, Lewis Center Realtor Association, Westerville Chamber of Commerce, Gahanna 1998-2017 Gahanna Chairmen of The St. Matthew Festival 2012-2016 Galena 2017-present Pelotonia Captain 2011-2018 Raised over $100,000.00 in 2017 & 2018, Leukemia Lymphoma Society- Columbus Chapter Man Woman of The Year Candidate 2015, LLS Light The Night Columbus Chapter Team Captain 2010-2015, Team Member of LLS Columbus Chapter of MWOY Candidate Kelly Hicks-Ginn 2019-2020.

Tristann Blankenship
Licensed Agent

I graduated from Columbus State with my associate’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2016, and in January, I will be graduating from Franklin University with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I just began my career in the insurance industry in December 2018 and I am licensed. My husband, Charles and I have been married since November 2018. Together, we have a three year old son, Parker and we are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of our son, Payton, in December. We live in Galloway and love getting involved in the community since I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. My hobbies include spending time with my family. We love to go to the Columbus Zoo, walk around local malls, and do anything together outside.

Ace Ivery
Exclusive Licensed Greeter

I’ve been greeting everyone I know with a wagging tail and gentle head to pet since I was born a couple years ago. Regarding insurance, I have no idea what these guys are doing, but the people they talk to seem happy! I was born in Cincinnati to two full bred Rhodesian Ridgeback parents that sold me at birth. But I was raised in Westerville and love the Central Ohio Community. I love when people come in because they usually give me treats. But other than that, I love hanging out with the team and seeing what everyone’s eating for lunch. I enjoy sleeping on the comfy bed I have in Skip’s office. I also like staring down the mailman when he comes in. #GameFace If I’m not holding it down at the office, I’m running things at the Ivery household and trying to convince my two girls Madison and Kennedy to put down the Barbies and play with me. I LOVE RUNNING! Skip and I get out and run most mornings and I love pulling him along Westerville’s bike paths. I have not seen one paycheck yet, so everything I do is volunteer work, I guess.