Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Kokomo, Indiana Insurance

Ryan Hartzler

President

Ryan has been in the insurance industry since 2000. He joined Patriot in March of 2004. He is licensed in property and casualty as well as life and health insurance. Ryan is married and has two sons.

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Patty Stage

Operations Manager
(765) 453-6704 ext. 305

Patty has been a member of the Patriot team since Fall 2005.  Directing the Indiana operations of Patriot Insurance, Patty makes certain that all branches are compliant with corporate guidelines as well as addressing the needs of staff and management. Patty is licensed in both Property & Casualty and Life & Health and holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Ball State University.

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Karen Catt

Accounting Manager
(765) 453-6704 ext. 312

Karen began her career with Patriot in 2002. She is a licensed property and casualty agent that is responsible for the handling all accounting for the agency and its branches.

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Nancy Guthrie

Front Office Assistant
(765) 453-6704

Nancy moved to Indiana from Louisiana in 2015. She has been with Patriot since 2018 and brings with her 7 years of customer service experience. Nancy runs the front office and makes sure every client is greeted and receives the service they need. She also assists office personnel with data entry and computer projects.

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Christopher Bowser

Commercial Agent
(765) 863-3000

Chris has over 14 years experience in the insurance industry with Patriot. He is licensed in property and casualty and life and health. Chris specializes in insuring the hospitality industry, servicing a large client base. He also has a diverse portfolio of clients in other industries as well and would welcome the opportunity to talk to you regarding your business.

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John Mangan

Commercial Agent
(765) 453-6704 ext. 315

John has been in the insurance industry since 2014. He joined Patriot in 2017. John is licensed in property and casualty as well as life and health insurance. He is married to Heather and has a daughter, Kate and a son, Carter.

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Brian Brees

Commercial Agent
(317) 462-3307 ext. 405
(317) 506-5625

Brian entered the insurance industry in 1998 and joined Patriot Insurance in 2015 as a Commercial lines agent. He is licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health. Brian writes Commercial and Farm Risks, Large Group Employee Benefit plans and Life Insurance. He welcomes your call direct to his cell to discuss your insurance needs.

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Andrew Lafferty

Commercial Lines Agent
(812) 279-4434 ext. 501

Andrew Lafferty has been in the insurance industry since June 2001 working for Zurich Insurance Company as a claims specialist.  He joined the Hitchcock Agency in September 2002 and became a member of the Patriot staff in a 2012 acquisition of the Hitchcock Agency. Andrew is an insurance broker specializing in property and casualty as well as life and health insurance.

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Jennifer Obermeyer

Personal Lines Agent
(812) 279-4434 ext. 503

Licensed in property and casualty insurance, Jen joined our team in 2018. She brings with her 16 years of customer service experience and the knowledge to assist her customers with their insurance needs. Jen works with our Bedford, Indiana location home and auto customers.

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Dawn Schafer

Personal Lines Agent
(765) 453-6704 ext. 306

Dawn joined Patriot in 2015 and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.  She is licensed in Property and Casualty and sells personal lines insurance as well as servicing those accounts.
 

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Ryan Catt

Personal Lines Agent
(765) 453-6704 ext. 308

Ryan joined Patriot Insurance in early 2016 with 5 years of customer service experience. He is licensed in Property and Casualty and services accounts in the Huntington, Marion, and Kokomo regions as well as surrounding states. He also assists in the training and onboarding of new agency employees.

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Darci Rhoades

Commercial Customer Service Specialist
(765) 453-6704 ext. 309

Darci joined Patriot in 2014 working as our Front Office Assistant. Darci learned the insurance business and became a licensed agent and now assists our commercial clients with their business insurance servicing.

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Sarah Corby

Commercial Customer Service Specialist
(765) 453-6704 ext. 319

Sarah joined Patriot Insurance in 2016 with 20 years of customer service experience. She has became a licensed property and casualty agent and assists our commercial clients with their business insurance servicing.

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Debby Hanson

Assistant Accounting Specialist

Debby’s 35 years experience in the industry provides her with valuable insight to assist our agents. She currently focuses on assisting in the Accounting Department.

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Maryann Reese

Personal Lines Agent
(765) 647-5500

Maryann has worked in the Brookville Patriot office since 2012. She is licensed in Property and Casualty and services accounts in Brookville as well as the surrounding areas.

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