MEET THE TEAM

Jeff Sargeant, CPIA

Jeff Sargeant, CPIA

Owner / President

A 20+ year veteran of the insurance agency, Jeff purchased Community Insurance Group in 1995, and has guided the company to its impressive growth. Jeff is a graduate of Sidney High School and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Jeff is a past member of the Agent Advisory Councils for: Motorists Insurance, Indiana Insurance, Ohio Mutual Insurance, Liberty Mutual.  Past Director of MarketSource Agency Network. Avid Boater and Fisherman, Athletic Booster for The Ohio State University.

He is a past Board Member of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, Lehman High School Foundation, Sidney City School Hall of Honor, Past President of the Sidney Rotary Club, active volunteer and donor for “A Kid Again”, and a current Board Member for Peoples Federal Savings & Loan.

Jeff and his wife Nancy have two grown daughters, Ciara and Kandis.

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James Johnson, CPIA

James Johnson, CPIA

Vice President of Operations

James is an agent and our Operations Manager. James joined the agency in 2004. He holds the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation.

A graduate of Springboro High School, James attended Miami University and Sinclair Community College.

James has been a track coach at Botkins Local Schools and a Board member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Counties.

James and his wife Marci have four children.

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Mick McClurg, CIC, CWCA

Mick McClurg, CIC, CWCA

Executive Vice President

Mick joined Community in 2016 as Executive Vice President. He brings 27 years of experience and leadership in the insurance industry to the agency.

Mick holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified WorkComp Advisor (CWCA) Designations.

A Fort Recovery High School and Findlay College graduate, Mick and his family reside in West Central Ohio.

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Jamie Mescher, CIC, CWCA

Jamie Mescher, CIC, CWCA

Vice President

Jamie began his career in insurance in 1999. He joined Community Insurance Group in 2012, and is a graduate of Versailles High School and the University of Findlay. He is involved with the Minster Civic Association,  the St. Augustine Church Council, Minster Journeyman’s Club, and a member of SIFE.

Jamie is a coach for the Little League team, Junior Basketball, and leads a Saturday morning Football Fundamentals course in the Fall for kids grades 3 – 6.

Jamie and his wife, Beth have four children: Evan, Ella, Lydia and Landon.

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Eric Epperly, CIC

Eric Epperly, CIC

Vice President

Eric joined Community Insurance Group in 2016 as Vice President. He primarily works with our commercial lines clients. Eric holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

A graduate of Versailles High School. Eric is also a graduate from The Ohio State University.

Eric is involved with the Versailles Youth Wrestling, Youth Baseball and Youth Junior Track and Field as a coach, and is an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles.

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Gregg McClurg

Gregg McClurg

Vice President

Gregg joined Community Insurance Group in 2016 as Vice President. He specializes in Haz-mat risks, LPG, Fuel Oil and Convenience Stores.

Gregg is a graduate of Ft Recovery High School and the University of Findlay. He is a member of the Delphos Country Club and the Delphos-Jefferson Athletic Boosters.

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Ryan Goldschmidt, AFIS

Ryan Goldschmidt, AFIS

Agent / Farm Specialist

Ryan joined the agency in 2007 as our Farm Specialist. He holds the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) certification.

A Fort Loramie High School graduate, Ryan received his degree from Wittenberg University.

Ryan is a past Board Member of the Fort Loramie Chamber of Commerce, past President and Active Volunteer Fireman for the Fort Loramie Fire Department, and Clerk for the Loramie Fire District. An avid sports fan, Ryan is the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach and bus driver at Fort Loramie Local Schools.

Ryan and his wife Julie have 3 sons.

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Julia Barker

Julia Barker

Accounting

Julia joined the agency in 1995. She graduated from Sidney High School and attended Edison State College and Miami University. Julia is the former President of Charity League and Child Guidance. She recently joined POWER, a United Way group.

She has two grown sons. When she’s not keeping the books in perfect order, Julia enjoys traveling, knitting and reading.

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Jenny Davidson

Jenny Davidson

Claims Manager

Jenny has been with the agency since 1995 and has over 25 years of claims experience. She is a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and Edison State Community College.

When she’s not busy helping our clients with their claims issues, she enjoys reading and craft projects.

Jenny has 3 children and 3 granddaughters.

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Cheryl Willoughby

Cheryl Willoughby

Customer Service Representative

Cheryl began her insurance industry career when she joined the agency in 2002.

A Sidney High School graduate, Cheryl is an avid ballroom dancer, enjoys wine tasting events, and she’s learning to golf.

Cheryl volunteers for Wilson Memorial Hospice.

Cheryl and her husband, Barry, have five grown children between them and 11 grandchildren.

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Commercial Lines Team

Jan Bidlack, CIC

Jan Bidlack, CIC

Commercial Lines Account Manager - Special Business Unit

Jan has been with the agency since 1973. She holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Designation.

A St. Henry High School graduate, Jan received her college degree from Wright State University. Jan is personally involved in and an owner of We Can Too Opportunity Center, which hires people with disabilities to do jobs for local businesses. . Jan is also the Treasurer of the Diamond Point Homeowners Association.

An avid boater, Jan is actively involved in fundraising efforts for the Lake Improvement Association (Grand Lake, Celina, OH)

Jan and her husband Joe have one grown child, Tony, and a grandson who they spoil terribly.

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Kim Middendorf, CIC, CPSR. CISR

Kim Middendorf, CIC, CPSR. CISR

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Kim joined Community Insurance Group in 2016.

Kim holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Professional Service Representative, and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designations.  She will be working primarily with our business insurance clients, particularly in the energy industry.

A Versailles High School graduate, Kim received her degree from Edison State Community College.

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Amber Carpenter

Amber Carpenter

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Amber joined the agency in 2014. She’s a Wapakoneta High School and Ohio State University Graduate.

She’s an Ohio State University Alumni Association member and her hobbies include scrapbooking and traveling.

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Brenda Eubank, CISR, CPIW, CPSR

Brenda Eubank, CISR, CPIW, CPSR

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Brenda joined Community Insurance Group in 2016. She holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Designation, as well as the CPSR (Certified Professional Service Representative) and CPIW (Certified Professional Insurance Woman) designations. She has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry and is licensed in both Property & Casualty, as well as Life Insurance.

Brenda enjoys reading and anything related to Notre Dame. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Tom Eubank and their 5 children, their spouses and 11 grandchildren.

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Candi L. Cook, CIC, CISR, CWCA, TRS

Candi L. Cook, CIC, CISR, CWCA, TRS

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Candi brings over 30 years of insurance experience and 17 years of transportation expertise to the commercial team.

She is an alum of Greenville City Schools who enjoys reading and biking. Candi and her husband Kenny have three grown children and five grandchildren.

The Cooks keep busy watching their grandchildren and nieces play basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, and softball.

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Erica Dues

Erica Dues

Commercial Lines Account Manager Assistant

Erica joined the agency in 2015. She’s a graduate of Versailles High School and Edison Community College.

She enjoys deer hunting, helping her family raise pumpkins in the fall, and spending time with her husband Ryan and son Michael. She is active in St. Denis Catholic Church.

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Tom Blakeley

Tom Blakeley

Commercial Business Support

Tom joined the agency in 2015 with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He graduated from Versailles High School, and received his degree from Miami University.

Tom is a a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and has served as past President of the St. Denis Parish Council. He is currently a member of the Versailles Planning Commission. Tom is an avid sports fan but enjoys playing golf and being outdoors.

Tom and his wife Marilyn have 2 grown children and 2 granddaughters.

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Marcus Counts

Marcus Counts

Commercial Business Support

Marcus joined the Community team in 2016. A Botkins High School and 2012 Wright State University graduate, Marcus holds a Property and Casualty Insurance license.

Marcus and his wife Jenna are active at Immaculate Conception Church.

Marcus works out of our Sidney office.

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Anthony Hereld

Anthony Hereld

Risk Manager / Business Development

Anthony joined Community Insurance Group in 2016 with a dual role as Risk Manager and Business Development. He is a graduate of Jackson Center High School and Franklin University.

Anthony is a Master Mason of the Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and shooting sports, photography, and woodworking.

He and his wife Allison have two daughters, three sons, and three dogs.

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Personal Lines Team

Amy Cobb, CISR

Amy Cobb, CISR

Personal Lines Team Leader

Amy has been with Community Insurance Group since 2014. She holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Designation.

A graduate of Anna High School, Amy graduated from Northwestern College.

Amy is active in Sacred Heart Church in McCartyville, where she, her husband and three children attend.

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Mary Prenger, CIC, CPSR

Mary Prenger, CIC, CPSR

Personal Lines Account Manager

Mary joined the agency in 1986. She has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Professional Service Representative designations.

A Minster High graduate, Mary is a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church. She’s an avid quilter, weekend traveler and, as she puts it, a spoiler of grandchildren. She enjoys making baby quilts for project Linus.

Mary and her husband Nick have two grown sons and 5 grandchildren.

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Doris Ward

Doris Ward

Personal Lines Account Manager

Doris joined the agency in 2012, but she has more than two decades of experience in the insurance industry.

A graduate of Ft Loramie High School, Doris is an avid blood donor and encourages everyone to donate.

She and her husband Terry have two grown children and a granddaughter. She enjoys crafting, sewing, quilting and spending time outdoors gardening.

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Marge Harman, CISR

Marge Harman, CISR

Personal Lines Account Manager

Marge joined Community Insurance Group in 2016. She holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Designation, and is a graduate of Ft. Recovery High School and Northwestern Business College.

Marge is active in the Versailles Eagles Auxiliary, Covington Amvets Auxiliary, and Goat Farmers in Yorkshire.

Marge enjoys camping, riding motorcycles and spending time with family and friends. She is a frequent blood donor.

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Connie Giere, CISR

Connie Giere, CISR

Personal Lines Account Manager / Farm Specialist

Connie is a Marion Local High School graduate who holds a P&C license and CISR professional designation. She is a Farm Specialist with over 5 years experience, and member of the Goat Farmers Organization in Yorkshire, Ohio.

Connie and her husband, Gary, have owned Cottonwood Lake Campground in Versailles, Ohio since 1996. In their spare time, they enjoy riding motorcycles and spending time with family and friends.

She has three sons, a future daughter-in-law, and a grand pup named Cooper.

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