About our staff

Senior Officers

Bruce R. Martin - CIC President
Bruce began his insurance career in 1982 as Customer Service Representative. He was named Vice President in 1986 and President in 1990. He obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1995. Active in the Professional Independent Insurance of West Virginia he served on the Executive Committee from 1990 to 2003. He served several years as Government Relations Chair and as President in 1995. He was named 1991 Young Agent of the Year and 1997 Agent of the Year by the PIIAWV. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company and as Vice-Chairman of the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management.

Robert Alan Ice - Executive Vice President
Alan began his insurance career with Franklin Life in 1975 and he joined the Hunter Agency in 1977. He left for a position with Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in 1981. He returned to Hunter Agency as Vice President and top producer in 1983. Westfield Insurance Companies has named him a Most Valuable Producer five times.

James A. Williams - Vice President Upper Ohio Valley Region
Jim began his insurance career in 1984 as a Personal Lines and Small Business Insurance Producer with Henderson Brothers in Weirton, WV. He later began insuring larger commercial accounts and was named Vice President of the Weirton office for Henderson Brothers, a Pittsburgh, PA agency in 1992. He accepted his current position in January, 2004 and is responsible for the development of the Wheeling office and the Ohio Valley region.

Diane Arcara - Vice President, Employee Benefits Division Diane has been in the insurance industry since 1986, beginning her career in the financial insurance division of Progressive Insurance. Prior to joining WesBanco Insurance, her group benefits experience included a Key Account Executive role at Unitedhealthcare of Ohio, and prior to that held the position of Director of Sales for a regional healthplan in Florida for 7 years. Diane oversees the group benefits and our TPA included a Key Account Executive role at Unitedhealthcare of Ohio, and prior to that held the position of Director of Sales for a regional healthplan in Florida for 7 years. Diane oversees the group benefits and our TPA.

Robert Babinchak - Vice President, Employee Benefits Division
Bob joined WesBanco Insurances Group in May 2005, heading up our Employee Benefits Division. Bob began his insurance career in 1985 with Levendorf Insurance Agency. He later was Group Benefits Manager for Assure American Corporation and most recently was Account Executive for Coventry Healthcare. In addition to developing our Employee Benefits Division, Bob also is responsible for servicing the Group Benefits for WesBanco Bank, Inc.

William E. Nichie - Registered Representative Vice President Life Division
Bill began his insurance career in 1986 with Metropolitan Life and joined WesBanco Insurance Services in March 2007. He specializes in Life, Disability Income and Long Term Care insurance along with Investment planning. Bill’s goal is to build solid business relationships with each and every client while providing sound economical solutions to their financial needs.

Brian D. Noble - Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines

Fred Farmer - Senior Vice President, South West Ohio
Fred graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas in 1973 with a major in Business Finance. He became Vice President of Meeker & Meeker Insurance Agency in 1985 and President in 1999.He has been with WesBanco since 2008.

Personal Lines

West Virginia

Rhonda Deavers - CISR Supervising Senior CSR
Rhonda’s insurance experience began on the company side for Celina Insurance Company in 1994. She later obtained a license and worked for two agencies before coming to WesBanco insurance in 1998. Encompass and Farmers Mutual have honored her by appointing her to their Agent’s Advisory Panels. She earned the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2009.

Rebecca Shuttlesworth - CSR
Rebecca came to WesBanco insurance form Oak Insurance Casualty with 20 years of service. She has been in the insurance business 25 years both as an underwriter and as an in house agent, obtaining her license in 2001. She is currently in our Fairmont office.

Nancy James - CSR
Nancy joined WesBanco Insurance Services in January, 2005. She has over 20 years experience in the claims field. She holds property, casualty, life and health licenses in the State of West Virginia. Nancy comes to us from another Independent Insurance Agency and is works in the One Bank Plaza Wheeling office.

Terry Brown - CSR
Terry came to WesBanco Insurance Services Wheeling office in July, 2005, leaving a position in commercial lines at Steele Insurance Associates. She began her insurance career in personal lines at USAA in Norfolk, VA in 1995. After relocating back to the Ohio Valley, she obtained her P & C license in 2001.

Sharon Sakacsi - CSR
Sharon began her insurance career in 1985 at Northern WV Automobile Club and has held her P&C license since that date. She obtained her life and health license in 1992. She comes to us from State Farm Insurance and is located in our Sabraton office.

Bridgett Sickles - CSR
Bridgett transferred to our Shinnston office from the Bridgeport WesBanco in May 2004 where she had worked as a teller for 3 years. She is heading up our processing department and obtained her P & C license in November, 2004.

Amanda Chenoweth - CSR
Amanda came to WesBanco Insurance Services as the receptionist for our Shinnston Processing center in February, 2003. She received her property and casualty license in November 2005 and currently works in the Shinnston WV office. In addition to her Personal lines responsibilities she coordinates the workflow of our Title operation.

Ohio

Denise P. Bryans - Supervising CSR
Denise joined WesBanco Insurance in August, 2006. She started her insurance career with the Weisenberger Insurance Agency in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1991. She has over 17 years of insurance experience. In addition to her Personal Lines responsibilities she also serves as a Commercial Lines CSR for South East Ohio.

Paula S. Farley - Supervising CSR
Paula began her insurance career in 1996 with Meeker & Meeker, Inc. Franklin, Ohio as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative. In 1999 she became a Commercial Lines CSR and accepted position as Office Manager handling claims management and accounting duties. Paula has built strong relationships with her clients over her 13 years of service.

Suzanna N. Arthur - CSR
Suzy started her career at Oak Hill Banks in 2004 as a teller and transferred to Oak Hill Financial Insurance in October of 2007 as the receptionist. She obtained her Property and Casualty license in June of 2008 and works in the Jackson office.

Deborah M. Rauter - CSR
Deborah started at Meeker and Meeker Insurance in 2005. She obtained her Property and Casualty license in April 2009. Deborah works in the Franklin office.

Commercial Lines

Brian P. Bickle - Account Executive
Brian graduated from Ohio University in 2005. Upon graduation he started his insurance career in Lexington, KY with State Farm Insurance as an auto & home insurance specialist. In 2007, he joined WesBanco Insurance Services as an auto, home, and life insurance account executive. He holds Property, Casualty, Life and Health licenses in Ohio and Kentucky. Currently, he is selling personal and commercial insurance out of the Jackson, Ohio office.

Robin V. Roberts - Senior CSR
Robin began her insurance career in 1994 with Henderson Brothers, Weirton, WV as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative. In 1999 she became a Commercial Lines CSR and accepted additional responsibilities including accounting, claims management, and became Assistant Office Manager. Robin accepted her current position prior to the inception of the Wheeling office and oversees all service aspects of client accounts.

Bonnie G. Marstiller - Senior CSR
Bonnie began her insurance career with the Cromwell Insurance Agency of Elkins WV in 1963. She earned her license in 1965. She remained with the same agency though several mergers until she joined WesBanco Insurance Services in August of 2006. Her office is in the Shinnston location.

Benefits & TPA

Kelley A. Lewis - Account Executive
Kelley has been in the medical insurance field since 1999, when she joined McNelly, Patrick & Associates. She has remained with the same agency through several mergers, joining WesBanco Insurance Services in 2007. Located in the Jackson, Ohio, office, Kelley is licensed to sell accident & health lines, life and variable annuities in both Ohio and West Virginia.

Carol A. Polcyn - TPA Administrator
Carol joined WesBanco Insurance Services in February 2008. She attended Franklin University where she studied Accounting. She holds Health, Life and Variable Annuities licenses.

Administration & Operations

Marlene Farcin - Operations Supervisor
Marlene came to the Hunter Agency in 1996 with 15 years of accounting experience. She obtained her license in May of 1997. She oversees all operations and financial recording for the agency from the Sabraton location.

Mary L. Chapman - Commissions
Mary Lyn began her insurance career in 2003 as the receptionist for Oak Hill Financial Insurance. She later transferred to the commission specialist position in the Jackson office. She currently is working toward obtaining her P & C License.

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