Meet the Team

OWNERS

Ralph Guarasci, CIC

Ralph Guarasci, CIC

President

Ralph joined Insurance Agency of Ohio in 1984 and assumed management duties several years later. A graduate of Bishop Watterson HS and Ohio State University, Ralph was a member of the golf team at both schools.

A 36 year insurance industry veteran, Ralph holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. He taught for the Ohio Insurance Agents Association for 15 years and was twice Instructor of the Year. He also provides expert testimony on insurance litigation.

Ralph lives in Powell with his wife Lynn. They have three children – Kelly, Katie, and Dan and six grandchildren. Ralph is a member of St Joan of Arc Church and the Kinsale Golf Club.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 231

ralph@iaofohio.com

 

Scott Egelhoff, CIC

Scott Egelhoff, CIC

Partner

Scott joined Insurance Agency of Ohio in March of 1993 and has helped the agency grow since then. He was named part owner in 2003. He specializes in construction, home health care, craft brewery, manufacturing, and personal insurance accounts. Scott went to Bishop Watterson, Ohio State, and Franklin University. He also holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation.

Scott has been married to Karen since 1992 and has 3 daughters, Rachel, Callie, and Maddie. Scott has lived in Clintonville for 43 years where he grew up. Scott coached fastpitch softball for 18 years with his 3 daughters from grade school up to elite travel. Scott is a member of the Ohio State University Golf Club.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 232

scott@iaofohio.com

Ernie Dancer

Ernie Dancer

Partner

Ernie has been with Insurance Agency 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

ernie@iaofohio.com

Katie Watson, CIC

Katie Watson, CIC

Partner

A 10 year veteran in the insurance industry, Katie joined Insurance Agency 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, her husband Adam, and her three step children: Elle, Jack, and Charlie,  live in the Worthington area.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 233

katie@iaofohio.com

Dan Guarasci, CPCU, AINS

Dan Guarasci, CPCU, AINS

Partner

Dan began his career in the insurance industry in 2006 with Cincinnati Insurance Company. He joined Insurance Agency 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

dan@iaofohio.com

COMMERCIAL LINES

Kelly Guarasci Johnston

Kelly Guarasci Johnston

Commercial Lines

Kelly began her insurance career in 2010. She joined Insurance Agency 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

kelly@iaofohio.com

PERSONAL LINES

Tammy Ahlstrom

Tammy Ahlstrom

Personal Lines Coordinator

Tammy began her insurance industry career in 1990. She joined Insurance Agency 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

tammy@iaofohio.com

Lisa May

Lisa May

Personal Lines Servicing Agent

 

Lisa is a lifetime resident of Central Ohio and is a Walnut Ridge High School graduate. She has called Pataskala home since 2008 where She and her husband, Jack, finished raising their kids while being involved with and supporting
Watkins Memorial High School academic and sports programs. Nowadays, with kids all out on their own, it’s Go Bucks with a side of Texas Longhorns and Blue Jackets!

She has been in the Insurance Industry since 1985 and is a licensed Property and Casualty Agent. “Most of my time has been spent working in Independent Agencies, like Insurance Agency of Ohio, because they have the most to offer their clients. One of my favorite things about my career has been watching families grow.” Lisa joined Insurance Agency of Ohio in 2019.

Phone: (614) 848-3000 Ext: 223

lisa@iaofohio.com

Donna Osborne

Donna Osborne

Personal Lines CSR

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 226

donna@iaofohio.com

ACCOUNTING

Paula Hamilton, CISR, CPSR

Paula Hamilton, CISR, CPSR

Agency Manager

Paula began her insurance career in 1984 when she joined Insurance Agency 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 since 1991 and they have a daughter, Sarah. When she’s not handling the technical and IT issues at the agency, Paula enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 239

paula@iaofohio.com

CLAIMS

Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor

Claims Coordinator

Sue joined Insurance Agency 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

sue@iaofohio.com

ADMINISTRATIVE

Sara Coneff

Sara Coneff

Admin

Sara joined Insurance Agency of Ohio in June of 2020 to take over our head administrative position.

She is a graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School and the University of Akron where she studied sociology and criminology.

She lives in Worthington with her husband, Brian, and their two dogs. She enjoys watching football, reading, baking, and spending time with family.

Phone: 614-848-3000 Ext: 220

sara@iaofohio.com