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Tom Costello
President

Tom has been in the insurance industry for 40 years. He is very involved in the community. He serves on several non-profit boards and is honored to currently be a Boardman Township Trustee. He has two grown children and three grandchildren that are the apples of his eye. His son, Adam, also works in the agency. Tom has been with James & Sons for over 30 years, something that he is very proud of.

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Adam Costello, CIC, HIA
Vice President

Adam has been in the insurance for over a decade and loves his job. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Adam was a certified flight instructor and professional pilot. Adam is past president of Youngstown Lions and remains very involved with this group. Adam and his wife Danielle have a newborn daughter, Brielle and a dog named Teddy. In his free time, he loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Stephenie Maroni, CIC
Vice President Operations

Stephenie has been with James & Sons since 1994. A graduate of Youngstown State University, she earned her CIC designation in 2014. Over the years, she’s been busy raising three children and performing many different roles for James & Sons. She takes great pride in her three children Justin, Matthew and Emily. She’s also a board member for Hope House Visitation Center.

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Marty Eich
Vice President

Marty was a 3rd generation owner and president of Eich Bros. Insurance Agency for 22 years. In February of 2017, Marty merged his company with James & Sons. He has lived in Poland his entire life, where he met his wife during high school. He is very proud of his three children, Jennifer, Julia and Jason. He enjoys attending the kids’ sporting events, going to classic car shows and working in his garage.

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Doug Nasci
Vice President

Doug grew up number 8 of 9 children in the Youngstown area where he still resides today. He attended Youngstown State University. He has been with James & Sons for 25 years and specializes in business, personal and large group health plans. He is VP of Mahoning County Independent Agents and serves on the board for Primary Health Network, and Friends of Liberty Wrestling. Doug is a family man with a devotion to his daughter, family and community. He is active within the Trumbull County 4-H program where he is an advisor for Trumbull County Equestrians.

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Alan Steinhauser
Vice President / Account Executive

Born in Youngstown, Ohio Alan is a third generation owner and president of Steinhauser Agency which merged with James & Sons in July of 2018. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in insurance and has 40 years of experience in the industry primarily in commercial lines. Outside of insurance Alan is a professional tennis official for the ATP Tour, WTA and USTA where he has worked as an official for the last 23 US Opens. Alan is a past Trustee of the Mahoning County Independent Agents, past president of the Northeastern Ohio Tennis Association and Treasurer for Applewood Swim Club. He and his wife Pamela, who is a tennis coach, live in Boardman with their two dogs Onyx and Chloe. Their daughter Brandy graduated from Boardman and now lives in Cleveland.

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Lynn Chismar
Personal Lines / Customer Service Agent

Lynn has over 20 years in the insurance industry. She is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent working with personal lines clients. Lynn has been married to her husband Bill for 35 years. She enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with friends and family.

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Linda Clacko
Personal Lines / Customer Service Agent

Linda has over 20 years in the insurance industry. She is a licensed Property and Casualty Agent servicing personal lines clients. She has one daughter, Samantha who Is married with a little boy. Linda enjoys spending her time with her grandson and family.

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Janette Cole
Personal Lines / Customer Service Agent

Janette has been a licensed agent for 21 years and was with Steinhauser Agency from 2001 until joining James & Sons in 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh and moved to Ohio in the 4th grade. She graduated from the Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in 1977. She enjoys reading as well as, baking and decorating cakes. Family is very important to Janette. She lives with her two adult daughters and is helping to raise her two grandsons. As a family, they enjoy movie and game nights.

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Michelle Daniels
Commercial Lines Customer Service Agent

Michelle started her insurance career in 1982 and took time off from 2005 to 2013 to try something different but came back to insurance. She’s a licensed Property & Casualty Agent servicing commercial clients. Outside of James & Sons, Michelle is a Trustee for Union Counselors which is a volunteer organization that holds fundraisers and constructs wheel chair ramps during the year. Michelle has one daughter, Kayla, and two grandsons.

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Eric DeZee
Account Executive

Eric is married to Christina and is the father to 5 children, Lance, Colton, Erica, Kendra and a step daughter Sabrina. Eric is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting. He likes woodworking and makes several types of turkey calls. He is a member of the NWTF and also speaks at shows and functions related to the outdoors. He and Christina are active in their church and enjoy Contemporary Christian music. He enjoys sports of all types. He’s been an agent since 1992 and is licensed in both Property & Casualty as well as Life & Health. He calls Ellsworth home and recently remodeled and lives in the same home that his Grandparents lived in dated 1909.

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Dana Lesniak
Personal Lines Customer Service Agent

Dana has been with James & Sons since 2014, starting as the receptionist and becoming a licensed Property and Casualty agent in the Personal Lines Department. She previously worked in the banking industry for 10 year and enjoys the personal interaction with customers. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending many concerts, working on renovation projects in her home and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

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Jody DePaul
Claims and Bonds, Licensed Agent

Jody began in the insurance industry in 2013 as a receptionist with Eich Bros. Insurance. Since then, she is now a Licensed Property and Casualty Agent. She was recently hired here at James and Sons Insurance November 2017 and is working as the Claims and Bonds Manager.

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Jennifer Tallman
Commercial Lines Customer Service Agent

Jennifer has been in insurance since 2000 and with James and Sons since 2012. She has been married to her husband, Daryn, for 10 years and they have three young daughters. They also have two dogs, one a rescue and the other a police K9. Jennifer enjoys helping out at her daughters’ school and sporting events and spending time with her family.

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Kris States
Receptionist

Kris loves spending time with family, friends and being an aunt. Kris was born, raised and has lived all of her life in the Youngstown/Austintown area. She is the oldest of three children and lives to spoil her nieces and nephew. Kris enjoys antiques, classic cars, reading and all types of music. She has worked in the insurance industry since 2013.