About Us

Connecting For Success

Helping agents build successful insurance careers and create thriving independent agencies.

Our vision at The Insurance Connection is to create an alliance of independent agencies who want to grow and flourish through collective strength. We use this strength to increase both income opportunity and market stability for our members.

Value Propositions

Enhanced Revenue Opportunities
Agency Development Services
Long Term Relationships
Local Execution

Our Story

In 2001 Mike Rice and Vin Petreccia started their own independent insurance agency, American Heritage Insurance Group, from scratch. Even though they both had extensive experience in the industry, it was difficult getting access to markets, developing processes and procedures for their organization, hiring staff, and fulfilling the demanding volume requirements of insurance companies.

So, in 2005 when Mike and Vin were offered the opportunity to join SIAA as a Master Agency, it was an easy decision for them to make. Becoming a part of the oldest and largest group of independent agents, allowed them to accelerate their growth and development, while maintaining their ownership and independence. And the additional compensation provided by being a part of SIAA allowed them to hire staff, adopt technology and physically expand their operations

The Insurance Connection is the Master Agency for SIAA in the western 30 counties of Ohio (the I-75 corridor from Cincinnati to Toledo). Our corporate office is located in Montgomery, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. The Insurance Connection has grown to over 60 members with a combined written premium of over $120 Million.

We are proud to be part of the oldest and largest group of independent agents in the country. And we are even more proud to still be an organization owned and operated by independent agents, because it is that characteristic that sets us apart from the other organizations that call themselves an agency group
or network.

Meet The Team

Michael Rice


Abby Blair

Regional VP/Recruiter

Beth Fisher

Operations & Book Management

Renee Bremer

Staff Accountant

Devin Cheatham

Marketing & Communication Specialist

Shelly West

Commercial Lines AccessPlus

Sara Rogers

Personal Lines AccessPlus Manager

Aaron Newman

Personal Lines AccessPlus

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