Amanda is from a small town in Northwest Ohio, but has called Columbus home for the past 20 years. She is a mom to a teenage boy and a lazy German Shepherd. Not only is an agent for the company, but is also our office manager and Lew’s assistant. She started her career in health insurance and administration and moved into property and casualty two years ago. Our customers are always impressed with Amanda’s ability to save them money and she takes pride in giving them the best experience. When asked what a good moment in her career was, she said, “A long-time client called having a bad day. His windshield cracked and he was low on money. Not only did I get to tell him he had full glass coverage but with a quick conversation, I was able to increase his coverage and save him a little money. He was so relieved, and I was very happy to help.”
Brittany began her career at LGI in quite an unusual way, in her words, “I was close to graduating from university and needed a job so I kept calling Lew until he got sick of me and offered me a job”. That was 13 years ago. She’s been with us ever since. Brittany has two kids, Hank and Cora and works with LGI doing Life Insurance. Life insurance has helped Brittany both professionally and personally, helping ease the financial burden of her grandma’s death. She now is able to provide this assurance to our clients.
Christa is a native Ohioan, growing up in Pickerington. She is a senior level staff member with vast knowledge of insurance. She has been in the insurance industry for 17 years, 11 of them being with Lew Griffin Insurance. She loves going camping and spending time with her husband and two grown kids. We know and appreciate how special she is, and our customers do too, “Christa has been our agent for several years now, and she has been consistently wonderful! She is friendly, informative, and very responsive to all our concerns. I have referred several friends to her already, and I will continue to do so!”
Jan is our Commercial Insurance Specialist. She works with our commercial lines clients finding the best coverage for the best price & making recommendations to meet their insurance needs. Our customers love her responsiveness and attention to detail, saying “It’s extremely easy to get in touch with Jan Kunkle and she is always very quick with assisting us with anything we need. Whether it’s a change to our policy, addition of a vehicle to our auto insurance, or need documentation or bonds for permits. It is a breeze every time.”
Jan is an Ohio State alumna and loves OSU football! Jan is a mom to two cats, Greyson and James River. She is close with her friends and family who undoubtedly get to see how wonderful she is firsthand!
Lew is the man that started it all. He passed his life insurance exam on a bet with his dad. He opened Lew Griffin Insurance in 1996 and has insured thousands of local families and businesses since. Lew feels personally called to engage in the community and be a part of the growth of Gahanna, he sits on the board of directors for Gahanna Parks and Rec, is the president of the Creekside District Alliance, and he formally sat on the school board. In his spare time you can usually catch him supporting the sports and activities of his seven grandsons! He puts his priorities in this order: Walking his faith, spending time with family, and connecting with others through his business.
Lisa has been in the insurance industry for 4 years, and has proven to be extremely proficient and valuable to the LGI team! She has used her management skills acquired in the hospitality industry to be a wonderful asset to our commercial clients. Lisa is a mom to three kids and two pups, and her husband can be seen by her side at almost every community event that Lew Griffin Insurance sponsors. She also has a knack for interior design, so don’t be afraid to ask her for advice on home decor!
Our clients love working with Murray, giving the feedback, “Murray has been a wonderful agent. Making sure I have the coverage my business needs, letting me know of changes and options. She has been kind, helpful, and a joy to work with.”
Murray grew up in Hawaii and landed in Ohio after college, where her husband is from. She has been with LGI as an agent since 2017 after praying for a new career that allows her to spend more time with her children. Before she was an insurance agent, she was a special ed educator. Although she has only been in the insurance industry for four years, her dad has been a commercial insurance agent for over 30 years-giving her valuable insight into the industry.