Our Team  

Matt McDermott

Matt McDermott

President/Agent

Matt acts at the President of McDermott Insurance Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has a passion for outstanding customer service. Matt’s role is providing the direction, vision and managing the operations of the agency. Matt also assists with new business and servicing our clients with a focus in Commercial and Life Insurance. Matt is a Central Ohio native and Ohio State Graduate. He resides in Licking County with his wife, Mandi and three children. Matt is active in many local organizations as well as youth sports. While not at work he enjoys traveling, boating, golf, and time with family and friends.

Crystal Harvey

Crystal Harvey

Personal Lines Account Executive

Crystal has been with McDermott Insurance for 12 years now. She excels in servicing our existing clients by completing personal lines account reviews, working renewals and handling various service issues. On a daily basis she is advising clients on the proper coverages, discounts and making updates to their policies. Crystal is also responsible for Personal Lines New Business Sales. She has a close personal relationship with so many clients and truly enjoys helping protect our valued clients. When Crystal is not in the office she enjoys time with her 3 children and husband Travis. She has dedicated many hours coaching youth softball, rooting for University of Alabama and volunteering in her community.

Rod Smith

Rod Smith

Zanesville Principal Agent

Rod founded our Zanesville office in 1986. He was born in Zanesville and has been a part of the community most of his life. He loves spending time with his wife Becky and their grandchildren. He enjoys outdoor sports and activities, including hiking, golf, and fishing. He has taken the master gardener classes and likes to spend some time with his hands in the soil. He manages our Zanesville office and will also focus the majority of his time with our clients on life insurance needs and serving the agricultural community.

Jessica Judson

Jessica Judson

Personal Lines Account Executive

Jessica attended Maysville Schools and is a proud graduate of The Ohio University, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Business and Communications. She was first licensed in 2010 and handles personal lines new business, renewals and customer service operations. You’ll find Jessica eager to help and make sure you have the proper insurance coverages. Jessica enjoys coaching little league softball. Is a proud Zanesville PTO member and a avid school volunteer.

Chris Mohler

Chris Mohler

Commercial/Farm Executive

Chris has over 23 years of sales and customer services experience, 11 years in the insurance industry as an agent representing Nationwide Insurance. Graduate of Maysville High School, Chris resides in Perry County with his wife Heather and 2 children. Active in his local community, he operates a small business, he has served his local village on town council for 12 years, cemetery committee for 7. Is a member of the Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite Masons, and the Aladdin Shrine. Chris volunteers his time and helps organize and promote the annual Independence Day celebration held. When not serving his customers working, Chris likes to spend time with family, fishing and occasionally working on older homes as rehab projects.

Rebecca Dearing

Rebecca Dearing

Customer Service/Administration

Becky is a Heath resident and has been a part of the agency for over 3 years now. She assists in servicing our personal and commercial clients while supporting the Personal Lines Account Managers. Becky enjoys her down time watching hockey, baseball and about any sport you can name.