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Meet Our Team

Jay DePolo

Agency Owner

I have over 7 years experience in the insurance industry. I grew up in Knox County and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Toledo.
I enjoy working in the community and helping individuals and families make sure they and their assets are protected.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, wife and 2 daughters, boating, and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I am currently a board member of K.iC.K.S. (Knox County Kids Succeed).

Ryan Hartman

Customer Service Specialist

I have fours years experience in the insurance industry and I am Property and Casualty Licensed.
I grew up in Lakeland Florida and moved to Ohio about 10 years ago. I love helping people manage the risks of everyday life.  Knowing that I’ve been able to give customers the protection they need is why I am in this business.

I love being outdoors, skydiving, hiking and kayaking.  I am also really passionate about healthy and clean eating. When I am not working, you can find me outdoors with my children.  We love spending time on the river. One thing people don’t know about me is that I played Alice at Disneyworld for two summers.

Pam Esparza

Office Manager

I have been in the insurance industry since 1985. I was licensed in 1991, obtained my Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 1996 and Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation in 2011. I grew up in Westerville, Ohio and relocated to the Mount Vernon area in 2000.

I enjoy meeting new people, building relationships and  working with customers to make sure that they are getting the best coverages to protect them, their families and their belongings.

I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. We enjoy boating and hanging out at our lake during the summer. I also enjoy visiting my sister in Panama City Beach Florida! During the summer months you can find me every weekend at our lake in Apple Valley.


Sam Campbell

Senior Sales Associate

I am licensed for property and casualty insurance in the state of Ohio and have been with DePolo and Associates Inc for over a year now. I have experience with a wide array of products as well as  coverage options to custom fit each of our customer’s specific needs.

I lived in Mount Vernon until I was in my early teens, and lived the majority of my adult life in and around the Columbus area. Roughly 5 years ago I moved back to Mount Vernon in order to be able to spend more time with my family and relatives.

It’s very gratifying getting to know more of the people in our community and having the opportunity to discuss their lives so I can ensure they are properly covered for where they are at in their lives. I like challenges, anything that will challenge me physically or intellectually.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, mountain biking, snowboarding and camping. I have an extensive background in wrestling, including wrestling for OSU, in addition I have been on the Ohio All Star Team as well as National Teams for both Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. I like to volunteer when I can, mostly helping out friends, family and a few of the local churches here in town.

Marc Strickling
Personal Financial Representative
Marcus Strickling is our Personal Financial Representative. As a Certified Financial Planner® with Series 7 securities licensing as well as an accounting background, you can feel comfortable that Marc has the knowledge and tools to assist you with your life insurance, financial strategies, retirement and savings needs. Marcus is married and has two daughters. He enjoys attending his daughter’s swim meets or cross country competitions. While not spending time with his family, Marcus is an avid real estate investor.
Armin Leonhardt
Benefits Specialist
Armin Leonhardt is our Benefits Specialist. He has experience working with many different products and companies and is able to break down the best options.
Armin is a true family man and is very active in charity organizations having made several “Vision” trips to Ethiopia. In addition to spending time with his wife and kids, he enjoys instructing boxing classes and weight lifting.