Meet Our Team

Jay DePolo
Agency Owner
Phone: (740) 392-7106

I have over 7 years of experience in the insurance industry. I grew up in Knox County and graduated with a Bachelors’s 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) as well as a volunteer coach for the The Killer Bees Wrestling Club and The Mount Vernon High School Wrestling team.

Lindsey DePolo
Operations Manager
Phone: 740-389-2368

After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University, I spent over 10 years in the Wellness industry. In May of 2018, I joined the DePolo & Associates team, making DePolo & Associates, Inc, Allstate Insurance a true, family business.

I joined the Wellness industry with a passion to help others. As a member of the DePolo & Associates team, I can continue that passion. I really enjoy working with our customers and getting to better know them so as to better understand the best ways to protect their assets from everyday risks. Helping others to have the peace of mind that they are protected is very gratifying.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. I enjoy running, boating and reading. Interestingly fact, I have participated in and completed several ultra-marathons around the country. These are 50k to 100-mile races that I hope to continue enjoying.

Pam Esparza
Mount Vernon Agency Manager

Pam enjoys meeting new people, building relationships and working with customers to help them select the right coverages to protect what matters most. When she’s not in the office, you can find her hanging out and boating at Apple Valley Lake and visiting her sister in Panama City Beach, Florida. In more than 30 years in the insurance industry, she says DePolo & Associates is by far the best place she’s ever worked! Stop by to say hello and learn more about what makes us different.

Adam Furley
Sales Specialist

After being introduced into the world of insurance Adam was able to see an opportunity to lend a helping hand and provide protection for families and their loved ones. His passion and heart for making all lives better has been with him for as long as he can remember, but it all came to light while on his first mission trip in Nicaragua. Since then, he hopes to continue learning, helping and changing all he can. Adam is also an experienced musician and artist. When he is not saving the world, he can be found locked in a studio building his musical arsenal!

Erica Leonhardt
Employee Benefits Specialist

Partnered with her husband, Armin, Erica has years of experience assisting small businesses and their employees. In her spare time, Erica enjoys spending time with her family who are all very active in softball. In addition to softball, Erica and her family are involved in several charities.

Armin Leonhardt
Employee Benefits Specialist

Armin is a family man who is active in many charity organizations having made several “vision trips” to Ethiopia.  In addition to spending time with his wife, Erica and their children, he teaches boxing classes and enjoys weightlifting.  Armin, partnered with his wife and DePolo & Associates, specialize in providing benefit solutions for small businesses and their employees.

Dewey Hildebrand
Personal Financial Representative

As a Personal Financial Representative with DePolo & Associates, Dewey understands that when it comes to preparing for your financial future, each person’s needs are unique. Whether you have $5.00 or 5 million, Dewey can help you prepare a strategy to achieve your financial goals. From education to retirement, it is his priority to help you to create a financial strategy to achieve the peace of mind that you deserve.

Miranda Meginness

Miranda has been in the insurance industry for over a year now. She loves being able to connect with her clients and help them safeguard their lives. You work hard for your stuff, let us work hard to protect it!

She grew up between San Diego, CA and Fredericksburg, VA. She moved her family back to Marion in 2015 to be closer to family. Fun fact about Miranda is that she loves knitting! If she’s not working, she’s usually at home playing with my kids, cooking or baking something, or knitting and watching TV with her husband.

Miranda currently volunteers as a soccer coach for Dayspring Community Sports, as well as participates in a number of other church activities.

Cathy Burks

Cathy has been in the insurance industry for almost 30 years. She spent the last 25 years recruiting, training and hiring life insurance agents for Fraternal Societies. Her passion is helping people by educating and making sure each client is properly covered.

Cathy grew up in Marion, OH and she loves Ohio State Football!! In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family.

Zachary Bennett
Account Manager

Zachary is new to the insurance world but is excited to make a difference in this industry. He enjoys helping people by recommending coverages and answering any problems or questions customers might have.

Zachary grew up in Columbus, Ohio and went to college for Graphic Design and Marketing. He loves football and is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan and can talk about the Browns all day if he could. His other passion is music! Zachary can play guitar and he does a really good Louis Armstrong impression. On the weekends, you can find him at his house playing video games, or hanging out with his girlfriend.