We are unique among insurance agencies and brokerages.

We are unique among insurance agencies and brokerages.

What makes Whitaker-Myers DIFFERENT is that we aren’t in the business of simply selling insurance policies.  In fact, when people want to buy a policy, we usually aren’t looking to sell one.  We prefer clients, not customers – and there is a difference. When we become a trusted advisor, someone you look to for answers and from whom you expect results, then you’ve become a “client.”


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Peace of Mind

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Since 1869, We’ve Been a Part of the Community.

Whitaker Myers Wooster Office

In 1869 and 1870, two firms were founded in Wooster, Ohio – the W.G. Whitaker Agency (initially the Fullerton Agency until 1891) and the W.C. Myers Agency. Both began building solid reputations based on the trust of their clients. 

The Whitaker Agency and Myers Agency merged in 1970 to form what is still known today as Whitaker­-Myers. Whitaker-Myers Insurance Agency Inc. maintains the same guiding principles today, guideposts which have earned the agency the trust of an entire community over generations. 

Over the years, Whitaker-Myers Group (“WMG”) has grown to become one of Ohio’s outstanding, respected privately-owned independent insurance agencies. Our clients range from homeowners and small businesses to well-known area, regional and national organizations.

Meet the Team

Scott Allen
330.345.5000 Ext: 305
Ryan Emmons
419.289.3750 Ext. 222
Seth Buckwalter
330-345-5000 Ext. 331
Chris Vanderzyden
330.345.5000 Ext: 229
Joel Bender
330.345.5000 Ext: 316

Our Locations

Wooster, Ohio

Ashland, Ohio

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Commercial Accounts Service
Betsy DeFelice – ext. 325 betsydefelice@whitaker-myers.com
Trish Grube – ext. 304 patriciagrube@whitaker-myers.com
Allison Brown – ext. 309 allisonbrown@whitaker-myers.com
Jeannie Mangon – ext. 313 jeanniemangon@whitaker-myers.com
Tami Scruggs – ext. 303 tamiscruggs@whitaker-myers.com
Judy Cooper – ext. 225 judycooper@whitaker-myers.com
Rachael Phillips – ext. 336 rachaelphillips@whitaker-myers.com

Personal Accounts Service
Megan Stull – ext. 231 meganstull@whitaker-myers.com
Beth Harper – ext. 314 bethharper@whitaker-myers.com
Ashli Hartzler – ext. 318 ashlihartzler@whitaker-myers.com
Paige Kithcart – ext. 223 paigekithcart@whitaker-myers.com

Kage Rush – ext. 315 kagerush@whitaker-myers.com

Risk Advisors & Account Managers
Joel Bender – ext. 316 joelbender@whitaker-myers.com
Scott Allen – ext. 305 scottallen@whitaker-myers.com
Ron Maxwell – ext. 351 ronmaxwell@whitaker-myers.com
Seth Buckwalter – ext. 331 sethbuckwalter@whitaker-myers.com
Scott Young – ext. 226 scottyoung@whitaker-myers.com
Ryan Emmons – ext. 222 ryanemmons@whitaker-myers.com

Benefit Plans – Health, Life & Disability
Chris Vanderzyden – ext. 229 chrisvanderzyden@whitaker-myers.com
Tracy Holland – ext. 224 tracyholland@whitaker-myers.com

Whitaker-Myers Wealth Managers, Ltd – a Registered Investment Advisor

Our Partners