CHICAGO, IL (November 1, 2018) The Smith Sawyer Smith Agency, a leading provider of business and personal insurance, today announced a partnership with Launchways.
Launchways is partnering with Smith Sawyer Smith to continue to provide exceptional service to their personal and small commercial lines clients. Launchways CEO, Jim Taylor, noted “Launchways is growing rapidly. As we continue to build out our comprehensive HR, Benefits, and Risk Management solution for businesses, it made sense for us to bring on a dedicated partner to service our personal and small business lines clients. Smith Sawyer Smith’s bread-and-butter is insurance, and we know that with their dedication to service our clients’ experiences will get even better.”
Ryan Zimpleman, Smith Sawyer Smith Managing Principal, added “When speaking with Launchways, we determined our values dovetailed extremely well. I believe that us focusing on our core business of insurance and Launchways focusing on their core business of benefits creates a powerful one-two punch for the clients.”
Launchways provides business leaders with the resources and guidance they need to build scalable people processes to support long-term growth. Founded in 2009, Launchways has helped thousands of businesses better approach the people side of their business through strategic solutions for human resources, employee benefits, and business insurance. For more information, please visit www.launchways.com.
About The Smith Sawyer Smith Agency
Since our doors opened in 1932, The Smith, Sawyer & Smith Insurance Agency has been family-owned and client-centered. The same principles that have led our family and business for four generations, are what set us apart and have given us longevity and reliability as an independent insurance agency. With the increasing ease of online quoting and purchasing, the value of having an agent is falling by the wayside. We still value the personal relationship of working with our clients and serving as their advocate. Smith, Sawyer & Smith is a Trusted Choice Agency: a team of insurance professionals who constantly review coverage options from a carefully selected group of insurance carriers, so we can offer the best coverage for your needs, at a price you can afford. That means offering you protection from the unexpected—coverage for your auto, home, farm, business, life, and health, as well as policies offering personal umbrella coverage, insurance for your watercraft, condominium policies, renter's insurance, and much more. We work on your behalf. It’s service. It’s what we do.
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Addie Smith-Wood, J.D., CIC was born into the family insurance business. She has been an agent since 2002, and an owner of Smith, Sawyer & Smith since 2012. Addie attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C and received her Bachelors of Arts in Human Services. She later went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the IU McKinney School of Law. She is designated as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).
Addie is actively involved in the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana and was nominated as Young Agent of the Year in 2012. She has served as a director on the Indiana state board as well as Chair of the Young Agents Committee. Addie is also a member of Business Networking International.
Addie does legal work as a child advocate and serves as an attorney for the Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program. She currently sits on the Indiana State Bar Association’s Children’s Rights Committee and is heavily involved in awareness and advocating for children involved in Human Trafficking.
Addie resides in Westfield with her three children Carson, Ellie and Hudson. She enjoys being active and stays busy with her children’s activities as well as her involvement in various community organizations.
124 E 8th Street
Rochester, IN 46975
574-223-2166 main line
Mart Smith is the second son of founder Wayne Smith to join the agency. Along with brother Ron and brother-in-law Jack Sawyer he became the nucleus of this family-run business founded in 1932. Mart joined the firm in 1973 as a producer and financial manager, and currently serves as President of the agency. Over the years, Mart has been active with the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana being named as Young Agent of the Year and Chairman of the Year along with serving multiple terms on the State Board of Directors.
Mart has been very active in his community and has served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Fulton County United Way, Fulton County Mental Health and the Rochester Kiwanis Club. In addition, Mart served on the Rochester Community School Board for 20 years, most of those years as President. Currently Mart sits on the City Council of Rochester and serves on three other Boards: Woodlawn Hospital Foundation, Fulton County Council on Aging, and the Rochester Kiwanis Club.
In addition to community service Mart finds joy and pleasure in spending time with his children and their families. Being "papa" to his 5 and soon to be 6 grandchildren is the ultimate reward of life and the family spends as much time together as possible. Mart is also an avid collector of sport memorabilia with a heavy concentration in St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and Green Bay Packer football.
Rob Sawyer has been an insurance producer since 1987, and currently serves as Vice President of Smith, Sawyer & Smith. He is a proud Horned Frog, having graduated from Texas Christian University with a BBA degree. Rob has been active on many Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana boards while currently serving on the state Government Affairs Committee.
Through the years, he has enjoyed serving the community through the United Way and his local Methodist Church, having received the “Volunteer of the Year” award form the United Way. He is past president of the local Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis International. Rob is happily married to Beth, with whom he has two children: Katlyn & Jackson. Most of his free time revolves around their activities, but he is always trying to find time to improve his golf game.
Ryan L. Zimpleman, MSM, has been the financial services industry since 2001 and became a partner in Smith, Sawyer & Smith in 2013. He attended Butler University and earned his Bachelors of Science in International Business Management, and later received a Master of Management from The American College. Ryan is also a veteran of the United States Army and has served our country since 2002.
Ryan has his General Security Representative Exam Series 7, Series 66, Life, Health, and Accident insurance license, Property & Casualty insurance license, and Annuity Suitability qualifications. He is married to his wife, Lisa, and they have four children: Bailey, Emma, Madalyn, and Lila; he stays busy with their school and sports activities. In his community, Ryan spends time volunteering with organizations such as: The Liberty Township Fire Department, The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, and The United Way of Fulton County where he is a board member. He is also a member of The Veteran of Foreign Wars, Kiwanis International, The Freemasons, The Special Forces Association, and Butler University Alumni Association.
Ron Smith, CPCU, served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America in 1996/1997, and has been recognized with the Woodworth Memorial Award and the Sidney O. Smith National Legislative Award for his work on behalf of the association. He also served as the first chairman of the Trusted Choice branding program. He is a proud graduate of Indiana University
Ron is also active in his community. He is on the Rochester Telephone Company Board of Directors. In addition, he has served as past chairman of Fulton County United Way, president of Rochester Kiwanis, president of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the board of trustees of Grace United Methodist Church.
He and his wife, Maurine, have one son, Craig, an insurance company representative in Tallahassee, Florida, where he lives with his wife, Molly, and four children.
Kendra W. Chudzynski has been a Property/Casualty and Life/Health Producer with Smith, Sawyer & Smith since 1994. She is a full-service agent for home, auto, farm, small commercial, small group, and individual health insurance. Kendra is fully certified in Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplements, and Part D health plans and also handles bonds and annuities.
Kendra attended Manchester University and values lifelong learning, as well as completing workshops in leadership and conflict resolution. She also serves as a Master Gardener with the Purdue Extension Service.
Community service is another area of Kendra’s life where she participates wholeheartedly. She serves on the boards of Fulton County Chamber of Commerce (past president), Kiwanis Club (past president), and the Rochester City Park Board. She has served, formerly, on the boards of United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Habitat for Humanity, and also volunteered with CASA.
As an independent agent for Smith, Sawyer & Smith, Kendra brings her passion and dedication to service into her career, and values the opportunity to help her customers find the best options to fulfill their individual needs. She enjoys the relationships she nurtures with her customers, built on trust, good faith, and respect.
Kendra and her husband, Dan, reside in Rochester, Indiana, and have two grown children, Ryan and Kiley, who also live and work in Rochester.
Brett Slama, has been an insurance producer since 2005, and currently leads our team for Smith, Sawyer & Smith of Brownsburg. Brett has worked as a producer as well as an underwriter through his career in the insurance industry.
Brett earned his Bachelors of Science from Butler University in Business Administration and Marketing. Brett’s career path began in sports marketing, where he represented properties and teams in the Indy Racing League, NASCAR and The National Basketball Association. Brett is involved as a volunteer and committee member for DAMAR Services of Indianapolis, The Zionsville Boys & Girls Club and The Butler University Alumni Association.
Brett and his wife (Ellen) live in Carmel, Indiana where they remain active with their family and friends.
Julie has been with Smith, Sawyer & Smith since 1986. She is a licensed Property & Casualty Agent, and she began her career in the agency as a Customer Service Representative in the Personal Lines Department. As technology worked its way into the insurance industry, Julie moved out of the Personal Lines Department and took over management of the agency's computer system. In addition to handling technology needs, Julie has recently taken on the Director of Human Services position.
Julie and her husband, Shane, enjoy traveling together and spending time on Lake Manitou with their two daughters, Haley and Molly.
Megan Semonis graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a degree in Financial Counseling & Planning. She worked in the financial services industry for three years before joining the Smith, Sawyer & Smith team in June 2012. She currently works as a Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative, providing support for the business clients. Megan is also the Social Media Director and is in charge of coordinating company outreach efforts through the various media outlets now available.
Megan is an active participant in the agency’s community involvement efforts, including team captain for the annual Rochester Spell Bowl, team member for the annual Fulton County Chili Cook-off, volunteer at Emmaus Mission Center in Logansport, and eager representative at events hosted by the agency’s customers.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys trying new recipes, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors with her husband and dog. Megan is an active member of the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church, where she sings in the choir and teaches a Sunday School class for 1st and 2nd graders.
Stacy Robinson graduated from Purdue University in 2013 with a degree in Horticulture Production and Marketing, and a minor in Agribusiness Management. She currently works as a Personal Lines Customer Service Agent for Smith, Sawyer & Smith.
Outside of the office, Stacy designs and maintains landscapes for friends and family, and she has a booth at her local Farmers Market in the summer months. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys gardening, creating floral arrangements, and spending time with her family. She has been active in the Marshall County 4-H program as a leader and volunteer since 2009.
Angie is a Rochester native, who recently began with Smith, Sawyer & Smith in April of 2014 after earning her Property and Casualty Insurance License. Before joining our company, Angie had previously worked in the Rochester Elementary Schools as a secretary, and also enjoys being the Christian Education Director at Faith Outreach Center in Rochester.
Angie is married to her husband, Joe, and together they have two sons: Landon, 20, and AJ, 17. Angie was blessed to be able to stay home and raise her boys.
John Rinaldi started his career in insurance out of college with USG&G Insurance in 1989. An Ohio native obtaining his undergraduate and graduate degree from Bowling Green State University, he has been working in the Michigan and Indiana territories since then.
John has experience on both the agency, carrier underwriting as well as program management side. He joined Smith Sawyer Smith in June of 2014 when an opportunity arose to start up a new branch office of the Agency.
John resides in Warren, MI and has two daughters, Ceili and Evan. He is very active in their lives as well as their schooling and is involved in Forgotten Harvest, a local non-profit which provides food for the needy in the Michigan area.
Deb has lived and worked in Rochester for 30 years and joined the Smith, Sawyer & Smith team in August of 2013. Before joining our company, Deb previously worked in the Rochester School system as the Title I Instructional Assistant. Deb is the first person you see when you walk in our door and she enjoys interacting with our customers. She is an avid gardener and loves to be outside working around her house. Aside from enjoying the outdoors, her favorite pastime is reading and traveling with her husband.
Deb has been married to her husband, Stuart for 25 years and they have two sons: Tyler, 20 and Logan 18.