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Ernie owned May Insurance Agency prior to joining Sycamore Insurance Associates.

Don T. Scott, president of Sycamore Insurance Associates stated, “I am extremely excited to welcome Ernie May to the Sycamore Insurance team. Ernie brings a wealth of insurance knowledge to our organization. Having worked in our local community for many years, he has a great reputation of professionalism. He has a caring attitude for his clients that has developed in to many strong and loyal customer relationships.”

Three experienced insurance professionals have joined Sycamore Insurance Associates, specializing in its commercial line services.

Chris Reynolds is a commercial insurance account executive. He is Level 1 certified by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing to do infrared scans for loss control purposes, including detecting conditions such as water infiltration, mold and energy loss. He has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently with Coughanowr Insurance in Brazil.

A ribbon cutting ceremony on May 30 marked Sycamore Insurance Associates LLC’s move “back home” to 999 Ohio St., the location of the former Sycamore Agency, Inc.

Sycamore Insurance Associates was formed in 2010 by Donald T. “Scotty” Scott, a fourth-generation insurance provider.

Scott’s great-grandfather, Adam Miller, began the family tradition in 1932 when he founded the company that would become the Miller-Templeton-Scott Insurance Agency. Scott’s father, Donald W. Scott, joined the agency in 1963 and later became president of the successor firm, Sycamore Agency, Inc., which moved into and expanded the building at 999 Ohio Street in 1975.

Chad Cates has joined Sycamore Insurance Associates LLC as a vice president and producer specializing in Commercial Property & Casualty accounts, primarily in the healthcare, social service, manufacturing and agricultural industries.

Cates has worked in the insurance industry for 10 years, with all of his experience having been with a large local agency. He works directly with customers to develop appropriate risk management strategies that are tailored to their specific needs. He has assisted employers in setting up partially and fully self-insured workers’ compensation programs and takes a proactive approach when working with his customers.

Jenni Thompson has joined Sycamore Insurance Associates LLC as a customer service agent. She works with customers in the areas of personal and small commercial insurance, as well as employee benefits, life and health.

Thompson has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry, having worked with several area insurance firms. She holds life, accident and health, and property and casualty licenses in Indiana. She is a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and a Certified Professional Insurance Woman (CPIW).

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