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Hertvik Insurance Group

  • Andrew Ryan

    Commercial Client Manager
    Office: 440-973-0381
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    Born and raised in the Mid-Atlantic area, I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a double major in Finance and Economics.  In 2018 I joined the Hertvik team as a Commercial Client Manager concentrating on small to medium sized businesses. I enjoy solving difficult problems while providing the coverage and value that our clients require.  In order to expand my expertise, I’m currently in the process of studying for the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

  • Amanda Galvin

    Office Manager
    Office: 440-973-0362
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    Amanda joined Hertvik in 2015. Her background spans from operations and office management, to HR/accounting and risk management. Amanda is a detail oriented professional committed to a focus on improvement, and passionate about leadership.

    A shutterbug from Medina, Amanda enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing new beauty as much she can.  

  • Heather Winkler

    Personal Lines
    Office: 440-973-0367
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    Heather joined Hertvik in 2013, as a Personal Client Manager, and had an extensive customer service background prior to joining the insurance industry in 2009.  Presently, Heather works with over 60 independent insurance agencies, helping them place personal lines insurance business through AccessPlus. This includes SIAA and SIA of Northern Ohio national and regional carrier partners. Heather and her husband, Richard, reside in the greater Cleveland area, along with their three children.  Heather is currently pursuing her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Outisde of work, Heather enjoys spending time with family and volunteering as a Girl Scout Mom.

  • Jack Hertvik, CIC

    VIce President
    Office: 440-973-0361
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    I'm the third generation of the Hertvik family to work in the agency.  I joined the Hertvik Insurance Group full-time in 2001. I learned early on from my father and grandfather that taking care of the client is paramount. My career has included positions in customer service and accounting before being promoted to Vice President of Personal Lines in 2007.

    In 2010, I was promoted by Scott Ewers to serve as President of SIA of Northern Ohio, a network of more than 60 independent agencies that he founded in 2001. 

    A graduate of Kent State University, my wife and I reside in Medina with our two sons.

  • Jeff Gutbrod

    Account Executive
    Office: 440-243-2229
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    My insurance career began more twenty years ago and I serve a diverse group of clients.  I appreciate that my clients rely on my expertise.  Whether you’re a personal insurance client, small business owner or a large commercial business, I strive for 100% client satisfaction.

    I’m a long-time resident of Medina and enjoy spending time with my son and daugther.

  • Jill Sedio

    Receptionist
    Office: 440-243-2229
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    I joined the Hertvik Insurance team in 2018.  As the Receptionist, I enjoy being the initial point of contact for our clients. 

    My husband Bryan and I are long-time residents of Medina County.  After being a stay-at-home mom to our four children, I’m excited to return to the work force with a team that puts the needs of the client first.

  • Marilou Franczkowksi, CIC, CISR

    Vice President Personal Lines
    Office: 440-973-0365
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    I have worked in the insurance field for over 28 years and I love helping clients find the best program to meet their needs.   

    As Vice Pressident of Personal Insurance, I manage the Personal Lines customer service unit and I'm very proud of our team.  We work very hard to provide exceptional customer service.

    I earned my CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) & CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designations and I am currently working on obtaining my CPRM (Certified Personal Risk Manager) designation.

    I spend as much time as possible with my four children and six grandchildren.  I live in Medina and enjoy running, watching movies and country music.

  • Marylyn Jackson, CISR

    Personal Client Manager
    Office: 440-973-0368
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    I’ve been working in the insurance business since 1970 and earned the Certificate Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.  I have been part of the Hertvik Insurance Group since 1990.  My favorite part of working in the insurance business is helping people protect their assets and addressing the uncertainties of life.  Although focused on Personal Insurance today, in the past years I have worked in agency management, training and commercial lines. 

    My husband Lee and I have been married for 45 years and reside in Berea.  We have two grown sons and six grandchildren.  I love being a grandmother and enjoy working in the yard.  I only wish I had more time to do some sewing.

  • Matt Finkler

    Account Executive
    Office: 440-243-2229
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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  • Melinda Jack

    Personal Lines Processor
    Office: 440-973-0366
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    I've been part of the team since 2010 when I joined Hertvik as a Receptionist.  In 2016 I became licensed and was promoted to serve as a Personal Lines Processor.

    I really enjoy customer service and the opportunity to continue learning while working as part of the team.  I reside in Brook Park and have a son attending college at Northwestern University.  I enjoy exercising, reading and spending time with friends and family.

  • Michelle Cario, CIC

    Commercial Lines
    Office: 440-973-0364
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    Since joining Hertvik in 1997, I've held multiple positions in personal and commercial lines.   I currently serve as a Commercial Insurance Manager for our network operation where most of my time is spent working with agents to design commercial insurance solutions for area businesses. 

    I reside in Parma with my husband Sam and our two sons.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends and I'm an active member of our church, volunteering whenever possible. 

  • Mike McAvinue

    Vice President Commercial Lines
    Office: 419-973-0369
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    My career began in the life insurance area in 1982.  I joined my father’s agency as a Commercial Lines CSR in 1984 and have focused on business insurance ever since.  In 1995 we were acquired by the Hertvik Insurance Group where I worked as an Account Executive.  As Vice President of Commercial Lines, I now manage the customer service team that supports our Business Insurance clients.  I especially enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie at Hertvik and find much satisfaction in helping our clients.   

    I live in Bay Village with my wife Kathy and my children, Jonathan and Ann Marie.  I enjoy spending time with family and cruising in my classic car.

  • Patrick McAvinue

    Account Executive
    Office: 440-243-2229
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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  • Ryan Ritenaur

    Personal Client Manager
    Office: 440-973-0391
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    My insurance career started at Progressive where I served as a Multi-Product Agent advising on personal lines coverage in all 50 states.  I joined the Hertvik Insurance Group in 2017 and was recently promoted Personal Client Manager.  I enjoy helping our clients understand the different aspects of their coverage.  Especially first time homebuyers navigating the daunting process of getting everyting in order before closing.  

    In my down time, I enjoy watching movies and tending to the many animals my wife and I have at home.  We also enjoy volunteering with various animal shelters in our area.  

  • Samantha Solic

    Commercial Lines Processor
    Office: 440-243-2229
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    I joined Hertvik Insurance Group in April 2016 as a receptionist.  Two years later I was promoted to Commercial Lines Processor.  I look forward to advancing my career with Hertvik and love assisting clients with their insurance needs.

    My husband, Aaron, and I reside in Cuyahoga County with our cat, Mitzi.  We spend our time trying new restaurants and going out with family and friends.  If we aren’t out on the town, you will likely find us at home solving puzzles or watching The Office. 

  • Sam Kandrin

    Account Executive
    Office: 440-243-2229
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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  • Sarah Coyne

    Commercial Client Manager
    Office: 440-973-0370
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    I joined Hertvik in 2013 and currently serve as a Commercial Client Manager where I serve as the primary relationship with some of our business clients.  My career began in 2000 and I recently earned the Property Risk Insurance Specialist designation.  I enjoy specializing in small business insurance as this segment of the market is often overlooked.  

    A graduate of Kent State University, I reside in the greater Cleveland area.  In my spare time, I enjoy concerts, traveling and practicing yoga.

  • Scott Ewers

    President & CEO
    Office: 440-973-0360
    Mobile: 330-904-5510
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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    As President of Hertvik Insurance Group, I spend considerable time focusing on our long-term strategies.  We’re fortunate to have wonderful clients and a team of committed professionals who are the primary drivers of our success.  A graduate of Bowling Green State University, my insurance career began more than 25 years ago and I can still say that working directly with clients is the most rewarding aspect of my career. 

    My wife and I reside in Medina with our three children.  We enjoy travelling and value the time we get to spend with our kids before they leave the nest.  We also have two pets, one if which likes me much more than the other.

  • Scott Byland

    Account Executive
    Office: 440-973-0376
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 110
    Middleburg Heights OH 44130
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Badamy Insurance

  • Katie Badamy, CIC

    Regional Vice President
    Office: 419-502-2200
    Fax: 419-625-3363
    4408 Timber Commons Drive
    Sandusky OH 44870
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    I was born and raised in Sandusky and am proud to call this town my home.  After high school, I attended Bowling Green State University where i earned a Bachelor of Science degree before going on to earn a master’s degree in the field of Educational Administration.  

    My insurance career began in 2002 when I joined my father’s agency, Badamy & Associates.  Shortly thereafter, I earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation (CIC) and I'm currently working toward the Certified Risk Manager designation (CRM) which I hope to complete in 2019. 

    As a professional, my goal has always been to provide outstanding customer service.  I truly care about my clients and the experience they have with our firm. I am a Sandusky Rotarian and firmly believe in our motto, “Service above Self.”

    I reside in Sandusky with my daughter Olivia, my partner Cathy and her daughter Rylee.   We also can’t forget the man of the house, Chewy our Golden Retriever.

  • Michelle Fisher

    Personal Client Manager
    Office: 419-502-2200
    Fax: 419-625-3363
    4408 Timber Commons Drive
    Sandusky OH 44870
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  • Shellie Buchanan

    Administrative Support
    Office: 419-502-2200
    Fax: 419-625-3363
    4408 Timber Commons Drive
    Sandusky OH 44870
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    Building relationships and providing a localized customer experience has been my focus since joining Badamy Insurance. 

    I reside in Vermilion with my husband of over 23 years. We have two grown children who continue to be a large part of our lives. Our family still enjoys weekends together at sporting events or traveling to new and exciting places. 

Brown & Associates

  • Doug Brown

    Vice President Employee Benefits
    Office: 330-685-5890
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    6277 Frank Ave. NW
    North Canton OH 44720
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    With more than 25 years in the business, I enjoy helping individuals and small business owners understand their options pertaining to health insurance.  

    During my free time, I love spending time with my children and working out at the gym.  I am also a member of the Perry Local School Board of Education.  I have been a part of the Hertvik Group since 2015

  • Gary Brown

    Account Executive
    Office: 330-499-0206
    Fax: 330-494-6161
    6277 Frank Ave. NW
    North Canton OH 44720
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    Born in Massillon, I attended Washington High School and have lived in Stark County my entire life.  

    My insurance career began focusing on Life, Health and Annuities while also working in the auto body and construction fields.  Since 2014, I've been focused full time on the insurance business working with my brothers and nephew.  I appreciate the ability to offer personal and business clients choices by working with a strong portfolio of carriers.  I use my prior work experience to assist clients in designing coverage plans to meet their needs.

    When not working, I can often be found boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.  I serve as President of the Flying Tigers Snowmobile  Club while also devoting my time to several organziations in my home town of Massillon.  A member of the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce, I volunteer regularly for community events for the Downtown Massillon Association and work on construction projects for Impact Massillon, a faith-based organization that spruces up the city's residential neighborhoods.

    I married my wife Sherie in 1980 and we have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law, along with several spoiled grand-dogs.

  • Dennis Brown

    Account Executive
    Office: 330-499-0206
    Fax: 330-494-6161
    6277 Frank Ave. NW
    North Canton OH 44720
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    I entered the insurance business more than 40 years ago.  I enjoy helping clients achieve financial security with life insurance and annuities.  Along with that, being able to offer various solutions pertaining to their business,  and personal  insurance through the Hertvik Insurance Group.  I value all of my client relationships and I’m grateful that several clients have become personal friends.

    A life long resident of the Canton/Massillon area, I served in the United States Air Force following college.  Along with my wife Sandy, I enjoy golfing and being with our five children, twenty-six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  It is especially enjoyable to spend the winter season in beautiful Naples, Florida.

  • Larry Brown

    Account Executive
    Office: 330-499-0206
    Fax: 440-243-2552
    6277 Frank Ave. NW
    North Canton OH 44720
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    I’ve been a resident of the stark county area all my life where my wife, Jaimie, and I raised our two sons and a daughter.

    I entered the insurance business in 2007 and enjoy helping individuals and families with their insurance needs.  When not working, I like spending time with my family and our chocolate lab Cooper.