About Us

Hitchings Insurance Team Ohio

The Hitchings Insurance team has been serving the needs of Ohio consumers since 1968. The agency is licensed in the State of Ohio to engage in the business of property & casualty insurance, accident & health insurance, life insurance and annuities.

The agency is a member of The Professional Insurance Agents of Ohio, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Northwest Ohio Association of Health Underwriters, Greater Findlay Inc., the Fostoria Chamber of Commerce and the Hancock County Homebuilders Association.

Meet our Team

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Lee Hitchings
President/Owner Practice Areas: Life / Health / Annuity / Property & Casualty Insurance

Lee began his insurance career in 1987 with Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Ohio. Lee joined the agency in 1992.  A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Lee is a specialist in group health and related products, individual health, life and annuities.

Email: lee@hitchingsinsurance.com
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Ryan Pessell
Vice-President/Owner Practice Areas: Property & Casualty

Ryan began his career with The Hartford in claims. Joined the agency in 2008. A graduate of Tiffin University, Ryan specializes in commercial, farm, and personal lines insurance.

Email: ryan@hitchingsinsurance.com
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Judy Rosendale
Personal Lines Agent Practice Areas: Property & Casualty

Judy began her career with the agency in our former Bloomdale office in 1992. Judy services auto, home, boat, RV and motorcycle insurance

Email: judy@hitchingsinsurance.com
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Brock Colman
Personal Lines Agent Practice Areas: Property & Casualty and
Life & Health Insurance.

Brock began his career in 2015. A graduate of Owens Community College, Brock specializes in health, farm, crop, and personal lines insurance.

Email: brock@hitchingsinsurance.com
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Kari Colman
Marketing Manager Practice Areas: Marketing

Kari joined the agency in 2017. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Kari specializes in promoting our services and enhancing customer relationships.

Email: kari@hitchingsinsurance.com
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Teri Karrick
Customer Service Representative Practice Areas: Administrative

Teri joined the agency in 2008. Teri provides customer and administrative service.

Email: teri@hitchingsinsurance.com
Tammy Babcock - Insurance Agent
Tammy Babcock
Personal Lines Agent Practice Areas: Property & Casualty

Tammy began her insurance career in 1996. She has written for several different companies over the years and enjoys helping people meet their insurance needs.

Email: tammy@hitchingsinsurance.com

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