Insurance executive Jerry Batt possesses more than 15 years of proven success. Dynamic and dedicated to positive change, Jerry Batt is currently the President of employee benefits at Neace Lukens in Louisville, Kentucky, and he has already made strong contributions to the firm. Jerry Batt’s professional background encompasses his time with Huber, Harger, Welt & Smith, where he began his career as a Sales Executive. Jerry Batt launched the firm’s entrée into the employee benefits market segment. After five years, Jerry Batt exported the book of business he developed at Huber, Harger, Welt & Smith to found Kurivial, Ball & Batt Insurance, which later merged with Erie Coast Agency to form Ohio Benefits Group. The next several years saw Jerry Batt navigate multiple profitable mergers and acquisitions, including the merger of Ohio Benefits Group, Cavalear Insurance, and Heritage Insurance Services into Ohio Benefits Group/Celaris Group. With the latter company, Jerry Batt remained on as President and COO for nine years and architected the firm’s strategic marketing plan. Next, as President and CEO of Sky/Huntington Insurance, Jerry Batt excelled at strategic planning and business development. Jerry Batt spearheaded the acquisition of 15 agencies, inducing yearly sales of nearly $15 million. Jerry Batt spent seven years with Sky/Huntington Insurance before departing for his current position with Neace Lukens. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he played collegiate football and garnered the Doyt Perry and Glen Sharp Awards, Jerry Batt serves as a Board Member of the Bowling Green State University Foundation. Dedicated to his professional development, Jerry Batt has completed the Fisher School of Business Executive Leadership Program at the Ohio State University.
Young President’s Organization, Bowling Green State University Foundation Board Member
Sep 2011 - Present
2009 - Aug 2011
2001 - 2008
President and CEO
Empowered individuals to become division leaders in the agency.
Created a wholesale division, selling 6 years later to Medical Mutual for $20 million.
Leveraged organizational strengths to position the company for acquisition by a $56 billion banking institution.
Acquired 15 agencies with 26 locations in 3 states, bolstering sales to nearly $15 million annually.
Ranked in the 40 largest agencies nationally while garnering a profit margin in the first quartile of the industry.
Developed relationships and negotiated compensation agreements with key executives of insurance carriers to aid in the profitability of the company.