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Indium was founded by independent agents, who cooperated, collaborated and strategized for the benefit of all independent agents. Today, we are still wholly-owned and directed by independent agents who continue to work together to not only strengthen Indium, but strengthen the independent channel as whole. 

So when we say Indium is an organization "of agents, by agents, for agents", that's not just another tag line. It is who we are, at our core.

  • John Horvath


    John Horvath is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. John started his career in the educational technology industry. In his role he would work with organizations of all different sizes to evaluate their digital learning systems in place, sell, implement and train on new technology systems. John became a licensed agent 12 years ago and worked part time for his fathers-in-law agency, Neverman Insurance Agency, so he could learn the insurance business. John purchased the agency from Jeff Neverman and has been running the agency full time since January 2016. John believes his technology background and knowledge of the insurance industry can be an asset to Indium in their blue ocean strategies. John has previously served on the board of Harmony for Ohio Foundation which is a nonprofit children’s charity. John is currently a Trustee on the board of the Insurance Board of Northern Ohio (IBNO).

  • Brad Rupp


    Brad Rupp is the owner of Lauber Insurance Group located in Archbold Ohio that is approximate 45 miles West of Toledo. Brad started his insurance career as a Junior in College back in 1985. After graduating from Taylor University Brad continued selling life insurance and then purchased a small Motorist Mutual book of business in 1987. Brad then merged his business with another local agency in 1989. After the death and retirement of 2 other partners Brad became the sole owner in 1996. Throughout the years Brad has sat on agent advisory boards with several insurance companies. He is also involved with community service, and currently sits on the board of Christian Service Foundation in Ft Wayne Indiana and Miracle Camp and Retreat Center in Lawton, Michigan.
    Brad is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for over 5 years and Lauber Insurance Group has been a debt free company since 2006. Brad continues to live in Archbold with his wife Julia. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

  • Jeff Neverman 


    Jeff started the agency in 1979 (because no one told him he couldn’t). To anyone who knows him, Jeff is friendly and outgoing and always willing to go the extra mile to help or lend a hand in any way he can. Jeff holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and the Certified Professional Insurance Agents designation. He is past president of the, PIA, Insurance Board of Northern Ohio, and past president of the Cuyahoga County Insurance Agents. Jeff was named the 2015 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). Jeff and Patty are semi-retired and enjoying their 6 grandchildren to date.

  • Brent Phelan


    Brent Phelan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Dayton School of Law. Brent started his career on the insurance carrier side handling claims. He quickly moved throughout the organization with stops in underwriting as well as governance and compliance. The company expanded its focus to program business and Brent spent most of his time evaluating programs presented by MGAs. Later, he moved into the family agency, Phelan Insurance. He initially was responsible for operations of a 40 person agency and rounded out his experience by becoming a producer as well. Phelan Insurance is a founding equity owner in Indium and Brent believes he can benefit the organization with his broad background in program business, his insight as the leader of a mid-size agency, and significant experience as a member of several Agency councils for insurance carrier partners. Brent serves on the Board of OIA as well as the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty.

  • Mark Johnson


    Mark Johnson began his insurance career in 1988 when he passed the insurance exam while still a senior at Ripley High School. After working summers at Johnson Insurance Agency, Mark graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Management. Mark was a three letterman of the WVU football team. After three seasons playing minor league football for the NMFL where he received All-Pro honors, he officially joined the family independent insurance agency. He worked for five years at Johnson Insurance Agency as a producer and small claims adjuster. The Johnson family purchased CMS Insurance Service in 1997 and Mark took over as vice-president. As CMS expanded to over one hundred fifty agency partners in five states, Mark was appointed President and still serves in that capacity today. Along with his duties at CMS he also maintains a small book of commercial business at JIA. Currently with Chad Eddy and Indium, Mark serves as one of the founding members of the Insurance Networks Alliance.

    Mark gives back to West Virginia by coaching High School football players across the state. He also served his local community as the President of the Ripley High School Athletic Boosters. During his four years in office the boosters raised over three quarters of a million dollars for the student athletes at Ripley High School. Mark has two daughters and currently lives in Ripley where he attends Hopewell Baptist Church.