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Insurance advisors who truly work for you.

Not all insurance agents are created equal. At The DeHayes Group, we go out of our way to treat our clients like people and we use our industry experience and diversified knowledge base to protect what you value most in business and in life.

Property & Casualty

Ben Closson, CPCU

Ben Closson, CPCU
Senior Risk Consultant

260-969-1308

Rob Distelrath, CPCU, WCLA, AIC, API

Rob Distelrath, CPCU, WCLA, AIC, API
Claims Manager

260-969-8952

Greg Gerbers, CIC

Greg Gerbers, CIC
Partner

260-969-1311

Nick Groves

Nick Groves
Partner

260-969-1302

Jim Markancek, MS, CSP, ARM

Jim Markancek, MS, CSP, ARM
Director of Risk Control Services

260-702-9592

James Perkins

James Perkins
Risk Consultant

260-702-9591

Jeffrey Pikel

Jeffrey Pikel
CEO/Partner

260-969-1315

Kevin Pikel

Kevin Pikel
Partner

260-424-5160

Ryan Pikel

Ryan Pikel
Risk Consultant

260.424.5054

Jeffrey Pikel II

Jeffrey Pikel II
Risk Consultant

260-579-4542

Marshall Pranger, CIC

Marshall Pranger, CIC
Risk Consultant

Chris Rush, CIC

Chris Rush, CIC
Senior Risk Consultant

260-399-4190

Ty Sorg, CISR, CPIA

Ty Sorg, CISR, CPIA
Marketing Manager

260-993-0026

Don Stoneburner, CIC

Don Stoneburner, CIC
Senior Risk Consultant

260-969-1319

Sean Weigand, CIC

Sean Weigand, CIC
Risk Consultant

260-969-1316

Benefits

Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns
Partner

260-969-8997

Devin Donalson

Devin Donalson
Benefits Consultant

260-2039665

Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher
Community Benefits Consultant

260-265-1095

Blake Oliphant

Blake Oliphant
Benefits Consultant

260-969-1313

Ali Pierce

Ali Pierce
Wellness Coordinator

260-399-4186

Kevin Rush CRPC®, CRPS®

Kevin Rush CRPC®, CRPS®
Benefits Consultant

260-969-8998

John Ryan

John Ryan
Partner

260-557-1344

Senior Benefits

Melissa Schenkel, Certified Senior Advisor

Melissa Schenkel, Certified Senior Advisor
Senior Benefits Consultant

260-399-4188

Operations

Patrick Brazill

Patrick Brazill
Chief Financial Officer

260-969-1306

Gabrielle Miller

Gabrielle Miller
Operations Manager & Wellness Coordinator

260-399-4189

Support

Susan Bradtmiller

Susan Bradtmiller
Senior Customer Service Agent

Benefits
Kristyn Buffenbarger

Kristyn Buffenbarger
Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Courtney DePaula

Courtney DePaula
Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Sandy Eifert

Sandy Eifert
Senior Customer Service Agent

Benefits
Stephanie  Freed

Stephanie Freed
Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Barbara Frissell

Barbara Frissell
Senior Customer Service Agent

Personal Lines
Amanda Hadley, AFIS

Amanda Hadley, AFIS
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Krista Hamman

Krista Hamman
Customer Service Agent

Benefits
Jordyn Hein

Jordyn Hein
Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Tammy Killion

Tammy Killion
Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Martha Kinast, CPCU

Martha Kinast, CPCU
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Tammy Koreck

Tammy Koreck
Customer Service Agent

Personal Lines
April Morris

April Morris
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Holly Nix, RHU

Holly Nix, RHU
Employee Benefits Client Advocate

Benefits
Sheila Okeley

Sheila Okeley
Senior Customer Service Agent

Personal Lines
Dawn Pequignot

Dawn Pequignot
Senior Customer Service Agent

Heather Pieper

Heather Pieper
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Emily Poston

Emily Poston
Customer Service Agent

Benefits
Elaine Richter

Elaine Richter
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Angie Roth

Angie Roth
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Sandy Roth

Sandy Roth
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Tara Schmidt

Tara Schmidt
Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Kellie Shaw

Kellie Shaw
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Lori Snyder, RHU,ChHC

Lori Snyder, RHU,ChHC
Senior Account Executive

Benefits
Lisa Springer

Lisa Springer
Senior Customer Service Agent

Personal Lines
Alecia Upchurch

Alecia Upchurch
Customer Service Agent

Benefits
Karen S. Wallace, ACSR

Karen S. Wallace, ACSR
Senior Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines
Debra Wiegman

Debra Wiegman
Claims Administrative Assistant – Commercial Lines

Dotty Wiggin

Dotty Wiggin
Senior Customer Service Agent

Benefits
Beth Ann Wyatt

Beth Ann Wyatt
Customer Service Agent

Commercial Lines

Admin

Patricia Bowser

Patricia Bowser
Controller

Kim Runyan

Kim Runyan
Receptionist

Liz Frericks

Liz Frericks
Receptionist

The DeHayes Group is an independent insurance agency made up of exceptional, passionate people focused on protecting you from the unexpected.

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