Tom Costello (P&C Practice Leader | Executive Vice President)
Tom has been in the insurance industry for 40 years and is incredibly 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.
Stephenie Maroni (NE OH Service Director | Vice President - CIC)
Stephenie has been with James & Sons since 1994. A garduate 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 the Hope House Visitation Center.
Adam Costello (Agent | Vice President - CIC, HIA)
Adam has been in the insurance industry for over a decade and loves his job. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Adam was 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.
Marty Eich (Agent | 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 event, going to classic car shows and working in his garage.
Doug Nasci (Agent | 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 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 both his daughter and community. He is active within the Trumbull County 4-H program where he is an advisor for Trumbull County Equestrians.
Alan Steinhauser (Agent | Vice President)
Born in Youngstown, Ohio Alan is a third generation owner and president of Steinhauser Agency which merged with James & Sons in July, 2018. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in insurance and has 40 years experience in the industry (primarily 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 of Applewood Swim Club. He and his wife Pamela, who is a tennis coach, live in Boardman with their two dogs Onyx and Chole. Their daughter Brandy graduated from Boardman and now lives in Cleveland.
Eric Dezee (Agent)
Eric is married to Christina and is the father to 5 children (Lance, Colton, Erica, Kendra and 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 his Grandparents lived in dated 1909.
Lynn Chismar (Personal Lines Account Manager)
Lynn has over 20 years in the insurance industry. She is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent, working with personal lines clients. Lynn has been married to her husband for 25 years and enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Linda Clacko (Personal Lines Account Manager)
Linda has over 20 years in the insurance industry. She is a licensed Property & Casualty Agent, servicing personal lines clients. she has one daughter, Samantha, who is married with a little boy. Linda enjoys spending time with her grandson and family.
Janette Cole (Personal Lines Account Manager)
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 incredibly important to Janette. She lives with her two adult daughters and is helping raise her two grandsons. As a family, they enjoy movie and game nights.
Dana Lesniak (Personal Lines Account Manager)
Dana has been with James & Sons since 2014, starting as the receptionist and becoming a licensed Property & Casualty agent in the Personal Lines Department. She previously worked in the banking industry for 10 years and enjoys personal interaction with clients. She likes spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, working on renovation projects and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.
Jody DePaul (Claims & Bonds Account Manager)
Jody begain in the insurance industry in 2013 as a receptionist with Eich Bros. Insurance. Since then, she became a Licensed Property & Casualty Agent. She has been a member of the James & Sons family since 2017 and is working as the Claims and Bonds Manager.
Michelle Daniels (Commercial Lines Account Manager)
Michelle started her insurance career in 1982 and took time off from 2005-2013 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 wheelchair ramps during the year. Michelle has one daughter and two grandsons.
Jennifer Tallman (Commercial Lines Account Manager)
Jennifer has been in insurance since 2000 and with James & Sons since 2012. She has been married to her husband, Daryn, for 10 years and they have three young daughters. they also have three dogs (one a rescue, one retired k9 and one active k9). Jennifer enjoys helping out at her daughters' school, sporting events and spending time with her family.
Kris States (Administrative Assistant)
Kris loves spending time with family, friends and being an aunt. Kris was born and raised in Youngstown/Austintown area. She is the oldest of three children and loves 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.