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Ensuring Schauer Group’s Second Century of Success: Leadership Announcement

More than 100 years after Alfred Schauer founded Schauer Group in 1919, we have grown our company into one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Ohio.

Our focus is serving clients and building our business for long-term success. To do that, we have an experienced, client-first team of associates who are committed to upholding our core values of advancement, integrity, independence, and community commitment. We view our clients as partners, and are intently focused on providing industry-leading service and advice on managing business risks. Our commitment to quality processes, as evidenced by our ISO 9001 accreditation, ensures we deliver accurate and reliable results.

As we embark on our second century, I’m pleased to announce the following changes in leadership roles and responsibilities, effective January 1.

Joseph D. Schauer will assume the role of President & CEO. Joe joined the firm in 2004 and most recently served as Vice President of Business Development. During his tenure, Joe has been instrumental in developing the company’s long-term strategic plans, managing business operations and client relations, and developing new talent. After Joe graduated from John Carroll University, he earned the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. Active in the community, Joe currently serves on a number of boards including the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and as an advisory board member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

With this appointment, William T. Schauer will serve as Vice Chairman and I will assume the role of Chairman. Together, we will provide oversight to ensure the company delivers outstanding client service, promotes a culture where associates are empowered and remains a trusted community partner. Bill and I will continue to advise and provide service to our current and prospective clients.

In closing, I’d like to express my gratitude to our associates and clients. Schauer Group’s strong legacy and promising future reflect your continued contributions and partnership. Thank you.

Sincerely,

David T. Schauer