Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox

Direct: (937) 667-9359

Brandon P. Cox has been in the insurance industry for 6 years and employed with Royal Crest for 6 years. He is a Managing Partner whose duties are information technology management, customer service, strategic marketing and sales. He is licensed in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

Brandon is active in a variety of organizations. He has served as President of the Downtown Tipp City Partnership, a charter member of the Miami County Toastmasters organization, an officer in the Tippecanoe Lodge #174 of Free and Accepted Masons, and a volunteer for many social service and community activities.

He has scored a hole in one during a golf game, been skydiving at 10,000 feet , completed a Half Ironman Triathlon and explored the wilderness of the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. His favorite saying is “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” (Steve Prefontaine-author)

Hobbies are: running, cycling, kayaking, outdoor activities, music, classic cars and playing vintage baseball (Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications/Marketing (Bowling Green State University)

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

Office: (937) 667-9359

Kevin C. Cox has been involved in the insurance industry for 6 years and part of Royal Crest organization for 6 years. He is a Managing Partner and his duties are commercial underwriting, customer service, strategic marketing, financial product sales and general sales. He is licensed in Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee.

Kevin has been married to his wife, Chelsea, for 3 years. He has two children.

He is active in several of organizations. He has served as President of the Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce, member of the Tipp City Parks and Recreation Board, Tippecanoe Lodge #174 of Free and Accepted Masons, Knights of Columbus Council # 5129 and Tippecanoe Educational Endowment Advisor.

Enjoying his family, watching the “Masters” golf tournament, BGSU athletics, and helping manage a growing insurance organization are activities he is finds enjoyable. His key to success is, “Treating clients with respect and appreciating their business and trust.”

Hobbies are: running, triathlons, playing vintage baseball team (Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers), golf

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing (Bowling Green State University)

Lois Cox

Office: (937) 667-9359

Lois M. Cox has been in the insurance industry for 19 years and part of the Royal Crest organization for a similar amount of time. She is the Vice-President of the Royal Crest Marketing, Inc. d/b/a Royal Crest Agency. Her duties include accounting, office management, data management, customer service, claim management and sales. She is licensed in Ohio.

Lois has been married to, Phil, for 36 years. She has two sons and two grandchildren.

Family, church activities, volunteering at Dayton Children’s Hospital in the Neonatal Unit, community volunteering, and serving in the role of “coach” for the variety of athletic activities her family participates in are activities she enjoys.

Being called grandmother is one of her proudest accomplishments. Her favorite saying is, “Make a difference in someone’s life today and even the small things can be the most important ones to another person.”

Hobbies are: reading, volunteering, walking, crocheting and piano

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education (University of Dayton)

Master of Science in Education/Technology (University of Dayton)

Philip Cox

Philip Cox

Office: (937) 667-9359

Philip G. Cox has been in the insurance industry for 38 years and started Royal Crest Marketing, Inc. 25 years ago. He is the President of the organization and his primary duties are strategic planning, organization management, customer service, and sales primarily in the commercial, agri-business, financial product and special program areas. He is licensed in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

Phil has been married to his wife, Lois, for 36 years. He has two sons and two grandchildren.

Phil is active in a wide variety of social service and community activities. He has served as President of the following organizations: National Kidney Foundation of Ohio (Miami Valley Chapter), Miami Valley Health Underwriters, Tippecanoe Athletic Boosters, Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce, Tipp City Rotary, Monroe Township Trustees, Miami County Township Association, Tipp Monroe Community Services, and Tipp City Area United Way. In addition, he is a Board member of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and a Charter member of the Miami County Toastmasters. He has been active in a variety of other business, agriculture, community and youth sports organizations.

Family, sports, studying history and developing new programs and concepts for Royal Crest are favorite activities.

Hobbies are: reading, roaming (travel), running, cycling, kayaking, playing vintage baseball (Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers), and volunteering

Education: Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Public Relations (Bowling Green State University)

Master in Business Administration (University of Dayton)

Rita Austin

Office: (937) 667-9359

Rita L. Austin has been in the insurance industry for 20 years and part of the Royal Crest organization for 19 years. She is our in-house underwriter as well as having duties in the customer service, claims and sales areas. She is licensed in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

Rita has been married to her husband, Dave for 44 years. She has two sons and two grandchildren.

The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association are organizations she is involved in.

She is most proud of her family and being raised on a farm. Her keys to success are being a good conversationalist, an effective listener and believing in the Golden Rule.

Hobbies are: gardening, crocheting, traveling, boating (in Tennessee), and attending classic car shows with Dave.

Maurya Ryan

Office: (937) 667-9359

Maurya J. Ryan has been in the insurance industry for a little over one year and part of Royal Crest for a similar amount of time. She is our marketing events coordinator and social media manager. In addition, she has duties in the customer service, claim management, data management, and sales areas.

Maurya has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 35 years. She has three children and three grandchildren.

She is involved in various Church activities, board membership on the Shelby County CASA/GAL and the Relay for Life campaigns.

Studying and becoming a licensed agent are things she is proud of. Her favorite saying is “Love without truth is hypocrisy and truth without love is brutal.”

Hobbies are: baking, family game night, and being a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.