The Nation's First ISO Registered Independent Insurance Agency


JUNE 2024

WELCOME from the CEO

At the end of each semester, I get the opportunity to sit in on final presentations from our Schauer Group interns and listen to the way they react to our industry, our team and our culture. Those presentations have become one of my favorite parts of my role, and I continue to be so impressed with the quality of the young talent we attract to the company.

Our success is no accident: We know our people-first strategy is our differentiator, and we are committed to retaining Northeast Ohio’s best and brightest. We’ve worked hard to build partnerships with the career development teams at our local universities and take every opportunity we can to engage with students, whether it’s through career fairs or mock interviews with business classes.

We believe the purpose of our internship program is not only to show students what a career in insurance is like but also to support their overall professional development. When our interns arrive at Schauer Group, we make sure they have meaningful work to do and are gaining real-life experience, and we also are intentional about immersing them in our culture, helping them set goals, giving them opportunities to build their soft skills, and ensuring they are getting the most out of what our company has to offer. Our ultimate goal is to help our interns find a fulfilling career when they graduate from college – not just a job.

As you can imagine, this takes time, and our internship program would not work without the commitment of our team – and their dedication to the future of our company. This summer, dozens of our associates are involved in helping welcome and train our interns, whether it’s taking them out for coffee; developing projects; teaching our interns more about the work they do in their department; or inviting them along to client meetings.

As our company grows, we continue to rely on our internship program as a key tactic to support our goal of attracting and retaining our region’s top talent. We can see that it’s working: We’re proud that 20 percent of our full-time associates started as Schauer Group interns, and they’ve decided to stay and grow their careers with our company. We also now have a record number of intern applicants – and a strong future talent pipeline. (If you know a talented college student who should join us, they can apply for our internship program here.)

Thank you for your continued partnership and support of our team. We always are looking for great people for roles across our company, and if you have a contact in your network you think would be interested in a career with us, we’d love to have a discussion with them. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.


Joseph D. Schauer

President & CEO


In honor of Women in Construction week, we asked some of our partners who are leaders in the industry to share their advice for other women interested in construction careers.

President and CEO Joseph D. Schauer was featured on the Greater Akron Chamber’s Dreamers, Drivers, Doers podcast. Listen here for his insights on risk management, talent attraction, and regional collaboration.

Regardless of the type of business you operate, it’s important to take steps to prevent workplace violence. To start, our advisors recommend establishing policies, implementing additional hiring procedures, and reviewing your existing insurance coverages.


Join us in congratulating our associates!

Patrick Santangelo

Congrats to Patrick Santangelo on his promotion to client executive technician

Adam Lintz

Congrats to Adam Lintz, Director, business insurance, on his graduation from Leadership Stark County’s Signature Program

Natalie Thouvenin

Congrats to Natalie Thouvenin on her promotion to client manager

Deanna Kidwell

Congrats to Deanna Kidwell, Director, employee benefits, for being named a ystark! Twenty under 40! award winner

Isabelle Menegay
& Brad Cottrill

Congrats to Isabelle Menegay and Brad Cottrill on their graduation from Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight for Young Professionals program

Welcome to our summer interns

Leanna Mehling

Leanna is a recent Stark State College graduate who is helping us with document management duties

Lauren Carpenter

Lauren is a recent Kent State University graduate who is assisting with communications and other operations projects

JJ Mucci

JJ is a rising senior at the University of Mount Union who is working alongside our sales team

Will Hoover

Will is a rising senior at Miami University and joins us for a second summer as a sales intern.

Ben Zimmerman

Ben is a rising senior at the University of Mount Union. He spent the spring semester working as a sales intern and returns this summer.


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


Our Cleveland associates cycled to help raise funds for the American Heart Association and support stroke and heart disease research.

Greater Akron Chamber annual meeting

We had a fun evening attending Akron’s largest networking event and watching our Brandyn Neal present the Chamber’s nominating committee report.

Akron office

We brought our entire team to our office at Bounce Innovation Hub for a tour and all-hands meeting!


New ArtsinStark CEO Maureen Ater joined us at our Canton office to kick off our annual ArtsinStark workplace campaign!

Alliance Chamber

We’re proud partners of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce. Here’s some of our team at the annual meeting.

Stark Education Partnership

High school students interviewed our team to learn more about insurance career opportunities. Our company will be featured as part of the Stark Career Pathways Explorer Video series.

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Associate vice president Dan Boyer serves on the board of directors for Pegasus Farm, a therapeutic equestrian center dedicated to helping people with diverse needs learn and grow.

I have the privilege of serving as a board member for Pegasus Farm, an organization that provides holistic support and empowerment through equestrian programs, vocational services, and recreational activities. Each year, our organization provides more than 13,000 hours of equestrian lessons and helps more than 500 people, many of whom are experiencing developmental, behavioral or physical challenges.

In addition to equestrian programming, Pegasus Farm also operates the Country Store and Gardens, which offers employment to adults with developmental disabilities, and the Military and First Responders Center, which offers programming and events for families.

I joined the Pegasus Farm board a year ago and serve on our fund development, governance and finance committees. I always look forward to engaging with the executive team and board through our meetings, and there are countless volunteer activities and events we board members can participate in. Stark County has a vibrant and supportive developmental disabilities community, and the work performed locally by Pegasus Farm and its peers is on the cutting edge of developing programming and opportunities for this often-overlooked group of incredible people.

I find it impossible to not get caught up in the excitement and joy of Pegasus Farm – the staff, the volunteers, the families, and most of all the participants carry with them an infectious joy and an eagerness to soar! Pegasus Farm has the right mission, the right facilities, and the right team to advance the needs of the developmental disabilities community in Stark County and beyond. It is a great time to be a part of their growth!

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