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87 South St. Clair St.

Painesville, Ohio 44077



Fax: 440.354.3101

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Our Staff

David C. Benedict - President
Dave is the owner and agency principal. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in finance and business administration, majoring in insurance. In 1976 after graduation, Dave began his insurance career with Westfield Insurance Company as a Sales Marketing Representative and was later promoted to Staff Underwriter. In 1984, Dave purchased the Agency from Earl Cruikshank and has been a well known business professional in the community since.
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T.R. Hach - Producer
T.R. Hach has recently joined our Agency as a licensed insurance agent.  He is a long time resident of Lake County and is involved in many community activities including the Riverside Local School District, Mentor Rotary, Lake County Council on Aging and Lake Metroparks. T.R. graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1992.  He has worked for The Richard E. Jacobs Group and Forest City Enterprises in their respective enclosed mall divisions, including the position of General Manager Canton Center Mall.  T.R. continues to work in the commercial real estate field.  T.R., his wife Mindy, daughter Chloe, dog Lucy and cat Jake live in Painesville Twp.
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Julie E. Evans - Office Manager/Commercial Lines Specialist
Julie is our Office Manager and Commercial Lines Specialist. Julie grew up in an insurance environment, and started her career with Earl Cruikshank in 1972. In 1977, Julie obtained her Property & Casualty insurance agents license, first selling and servicing personal insurance coverages. As the agency continued to grow, Julie transferred to the commercial insurance department including responsibilities for contractor and probate bonds. As office manager she is responsible for various managerial duties.
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Donna R. Welk, CISR - Commercial Lines Assistant
Donna started her insurance career in 1986. In 1988, Donna obtained her Property & Casualty insurance agents license and in 1998 became a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). This required completing and passing a 5 course insurance program through the National Alliance of Insurance. Donna has over 19 years of experience in personal lines, basic accounting, and has been working closely with Dave and Julie since joining our Agency as a Commercial Lines Assistant.
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Michelle Boykin - Personal Lines Specialist
Michelle has over eight years of personal insurance experience. Michelle started her insurance career in 1999 and joined our Agency in 2004. Michelle obtained her Property & Casualty insurance agents license in 2003 and is our Personal Insurance Specialist for automobile, homeowner, recreational vehicles and other personal insurance coverages.
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Nancy Eckertson - Support Staff/Receptionist
Nancy joined the Benedict Insurance Agency in 2003. Nancy holds her Associates Degree in Business, obtained through Lakeland Community College. Nancy is a great asset to our Agency, handling our reception, phone and general office duties, as well as some servicing of personal insurance policies. Nancy also works closely with Dave Benedict and our life insurance clients.
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Judy N. Gladen - Bookkeeper/Commercial Lines Assistant
Judy began her insurance career for Earl Cruikshank in 1964 as a member of his support staff. Judy worked full time servicing insurance policies and performing bookkeeping duties. She was also Mr. Cruikshank's personal secretary until 1972 when she took a 12 year leave of absence to raise her family. In 1984 Judy returned to work part-time for Dave Benedict. In 1988 Judy obtained her Property & Casualty insurance agents license. Judy's primary position within our agency is bookkeeper; however, she also assists in the servicing of commercial insurance policies as well as probate bonds.
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