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WELCOME from the CEO

At Schauer Group, one of our company core values is advancement – we operate with a growth mindset and aim for ongoing improvement. To that end, a priority for our company as we have grown has been to identify the right industry peer group partner, as part of our effort to continually gain insights into emerging trends and best practices.

We are excited to share that this year, we joined The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, which is recognized as the premier association for commercial insurance and employee benefits brokers worldwide. The Council’s 200 members are among our industry’s fastest-growing, most innovative firms and annually place 85 percent of all property/casualty premiums in the United States.

As an official partner of The Council, we receive unparalleled access to industry experts and thought leaders and to market intel and research. For our team, our affiliation with The Council provides additional opportunities to collaborate with our peers nationwide and to connect with the leadership of our insurance company partners. For our clients, we believe our membership ultimately will help us provide you with even deeper expertise and improved service – and will ensure that our company remains a stable and independent steward of your business.

This fall, executive vice president and Cleveland market leader Bryan D. Schauer and I attended The Council’s annual Insurance Leadership Forum, a conference that brings together the heads of brokerage firms, insurance companies, tech ventures and industry suppliers. We spent several days meeting with and learning from these industry leaders and left with fresh perspectives that will be invaluable as we keep building our company and delivering on our purpose statement of helping people, companies and communities thrive.

As we reflect on the progress we’ve achieved in 2023, we are grateful for your trust in us as your risk management partner, and we look forward to our continued partnership in 2024. From all of us at Schauer Group, we wish you and your loved ones a joyful and safe holiday season.


Joseph D. Schauer

President & CEO


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At Schauer Group, commitment to community is a core value that has spanned generations of leadership. We’re honored to share this piece about our company’s history of giving back from the United Way’s Leaders in Giving publication.


Adam Rinehart

Help us welcome Adam Rinehart, our new IT technician! Adam brings extensive experience in troubleshooting and technology maintenance and repair. He earned his business management degree from Stark State College and is working toward a computer technology degree.

EC Sanchez

Join us in welcoming EC Sanchez, a business insurance client manager in our Cleveland office. EC earned her degree in bioethics from Cleveland State University and brings prior experience from working in account management in the insurance industry.

Deanna Kidwell

Congratulations to director, employee benefits Deanna Kidwell for earning her Registered Employee Benefits Consultant designation!

And thanks to our team for sharing their industry expertise:
Daniel Boyer Schauer Group
Daniel J. Boyer

Associate vice president Daniel J. Boyer, Esq., joined the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s “Behind The Curtains: Cybersecurity & The Legal Industry” panel to talk about cyber threats facing law firms.

Bryan D. Schauer

Bryan D. Schauer, executive vice president and Cleveland market leader, weighed in on how businesses can prevent corporate espionage during this year’s Information Security Summit – the largest gathering of security professionals in the Midwest.


Schauer Group is proud to support the communities where we do business and where our associates live and work.

Cleveland CycleNation

Our Jason Guyer served on the executive leadership team for Cleveland’s CycleNation fundraising event, and the Schauer Group team showed up to ride in support of heart and brain health.

YoungPro conference

Check out some of our young professionals at this year’s ystark! YoungPro conference! We’re proud to sponsor this event and to live in a community that invests in developing and retaining young talent.

Business Alliance Awards

We’re happy to be part of the Alliance business community! Thanks to our partners at the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting a great Business Alliance Awards luncheon.

Stark County Hunger Task Force

During our United Way of Greater Stark County workplace campaign week, our team spent a few days with the Stark County Hunger Task Force to help pack food for the Backpack for Kids program.

Jim Fish Memorial Golf Outing

Our team played and volunteered at the Alliance Chamber’s Jim Fish Memorial Golf Outing, which raises funds for cancer organizations.

30 for the Future

We celebrated with Brandyn Neal and other young leaders at the Greater Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future awards event.

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Erin Luntz, JRC

Erin Luntz, senior client manager and business insurance team lead, serves on the board of directors for JRC. The organization’s mission is to educate kids, engage seniors and strengthen the community. JRC will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024.

I am proud to have the opportunity to serve on the board of JRC, the parent organization of two private nonprofit businesses that work with low- to moderate-income children, families and seniors.

At JRC Learning Centers, children ages six weeks through 5 years of age receive all-day education and care from a licensed, trained team – with the goal of making sure students are ready to enter kindergarten. The centers offer developmental screenings, learning assessments and healthy meals.

At the Adult Day Center, activities are geared toward helping seniors remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. Seniors can exercise, play games, work on crafting projects, attend field trips, and socialize. They also have the opportunity to participate in JRC’s intergenerational program, which brings children and seniors together to build relationships.

I joined the JRC board this year after developing a friendship with JRC’s CEO during our participation in Leadership Stark County’s Signature Program. As a board member, my job is to help guide JRC’s executive leadership team as it relates to items such as building improvements, events and fundraising; to prioritize next steps; and to provide volunteer assistance at events. In addition, I serve on the finance committee, and we analyze both the present and future financial health of the organization.

JRC supports and enriches the lives of many local residents. The organization helps prepare young children for kindergarten by providing them with early education, as well as the social skills and connectivity they will need to succeed in the future. And, JRC provides their seniors with engaging activities, companionship, a sense of belonging and the ability to stay at home longer. The ways in which JRC enriches the lives of our youngest and senior populations and strengthens families are priceless.

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