Ralph Guarasci, CIC

Ralph Guarasci, CIC


Ralph joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 1981 and assumed management duties of the agency several years later. A Bishop Watterson and Ohio State University graduate, Ralph was a member of the OSU men’s golf team and in still a strong supporter of the program to this day.

A 31 year insurance industry veteran, Ralph holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. In addition to being an expert witness in  insurance legal cases, he is also a popular instructor for the Professional Independent Insurance Agents industry association.

Ralph lives in Worthington with his wife Lynn. He has three children: Kelly, Katie and Dan and three grandchildren. Ralph is a member of the Worthington Hills Country Club and stills enjoys golfing.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 231

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Scott Egelhoff, CIC

Scott Egelhoff, CIC


Scott joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in March of 1993. Scott has helped the agency grow for over 21 years and was named part owner in 2003.  He specializes in construction, home health care, craft brewery, manufacturing, and personal insurance accounts.

A Bishop Watterson graduate, Scott also holds degrees from Ohio State University and Franklin University. He also holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation.

He is active in coaching local softball teams including the teams of his daughters: Rachael, Callie and Maddie. Scott is an active volunteer for Our Lady of Peace (where he is the softball program’s Athletic Director) and he is a member of the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 232

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Ernie Dancer

Ernie Dancer


Ernie has been with Insurance Agencies of Ohio since 1996. An MBA graduate from Ohio Dominican University, Ernie has over 35 years experience in the insurance industry.

Ernie is an adjunct professor at Ohio Dominican and Columbus State where he teaches insurance and finance courses. He specializes in insuring commercial businesses, with an emphasis on schools, universities, assisted living, and health care facilities.

Ernie and his wife Joy have three children and five grandchildren. They enjoy golfing and relaxing in Hilton Head, SC.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 221

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Katie Guarasci Berry, CIC

Katie Guarasci Berry, CIC


A 10 year veteran in the insurance industry, Katie joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 2007 as a Producer/Agent. A Bishop Watterson and Ohio State University graduate, Katie holds the prestigious Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Designation. She is a member of the Worthington Chamber of Commerce.

Katie specializes in personal home and auto insurance, dentists and small commercial accounts.

Katie and her husband John and their dog Charlie live in the Worthington area.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 233

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Dan Guarasci, CPCU, AINS

Dan Guarasci, CPCU, AINS


Dan began his career in the insurance industry in 2006 with Cincinnati Insurance Company. He joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 2009 as a Producer/Agent.

A Bishop Watterson and Ohio State University graduate, Dan holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designations.

Dan specializes in personal auto and home insurance, commercial insurance, claims investigations, and risk transfer.

Dan is an active Ohio State fan, and plays competitive sand volleyball year round. He is a member of the Ohio Landlord’s Association and Columbus Young Professionals.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 237

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Mary Ellen Mathews, CISR

Mary Ellen Mathews, CISR

Commercial Lines Coordinator

A veteran of the insurance industry for over 35 years, Mary Ellen joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 1996.

Mary Ellen holds the Certified Customer Service Representative (CISR) designation which has served her well as a Commercial Lines Servicing Agent for the agency.

Weekends find Mary Ellen traveling or gardening, her two favorite pastimes.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 234

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Kelly Guarasci Johnston

Kelly Guarasci Johnston

Commercial Lines

Kelly began her insurance career in 2010. She joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 2014.

A Bishop Watterson and Ohio State University graduate, Kelly is working toward the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Kelly, her husband Jason and three children: Cameron, Chloe and Jacob live in Worthington and attend St. Joan of Arc Church.

Phone: (614) 848-3000 Ext: 228

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Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Commercial Lines Processor

Regina (Gina) began her career in insurance when she joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 2001.

A graduate of Clyde, OH high school, Gina has been married to her husband Keith for 33 years. They have two grown daughters, Mandy and Brittany who are both K-12 school teachers.

Gina and Keith are members of All Saints Lutheran Church and volunteer at an elementary school when they aren’t gardening, cooking or traveling for enjoyment.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 235

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Donna Osborne

Donna Osborne

Personal Lines Coordinator

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 226

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Tammy Ahlstrom

Tammy Ahlstrom

Personal Lines CSR

Tammy began her insurance industry career in 1990. She joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 2012 as a Personal Lines Customer Service Agent.

Tammy is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent.

Phone: (614) 848-3000 Ext: 236

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Cathy Cook

Cathy Cook

Personal Lines Processor

Cathy began her insurance career in 1998. She joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 2001 as a personal lines processor.

Cathy is a graduate of Bishop Watterson High School and Ohio State University.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 223

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Paula Hamilton, CISR, CPSR

Paula Hamilton, CISR, CPSR

Agency Manager

Paula began her insurance career in 1984 when she joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio.

A Walnut Ridge High School graduate, she holds several insurance designations: Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and the Certified Professional Service Representative (CPSR) designation.

Paula has been married to her husband Dan for 23 years and they have a daughter, Sarah. When she’s not handling the technical and IT issues at the agency, Paula enjoys watching the Food Network and spending time with family.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 239

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Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor

Claims Coordinator

Sue joined Insurance Agencies of Ohio in 2000. She has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. Sue is currently our Claims Coordinator and helps our clients with any issues they may have with claims.

Sue is a graduate of Worthington High School and Ohio State University. She is active in her Hilltop area Church and the surrounding area.

Sue has a daughter Yvonne and a grandson Josiah who she is very proud of.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 238

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Kathy O'Keeffe

Kathy O'Keeffe

Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 614-848-3000

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