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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.

Philip Cox

Philip Cox

Philip G. Cox has been in the insurance industry since 1981 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, since 1981. 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)

Lois Cox

Lois Cox

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)

Brandon Cox

Brandon P. Cox has been in the insurance industry and employed with Royal Crest since 2012. 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 C. Cox has been involved in the insurance industry and part of Royal Crest organization since 2013. 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, since 2015. 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)

Maurya Ryan

Maurya J. Ryan has been with Royal Crest and the insurance industry since early 2017. She is our marketing events coordinator and social media manager. In addition, she has duties in the customer service, data management, and sales areas.

Maurya is married to her husband, Kevin, has three children, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and three awesome grandchildren.

She is involved in various Church activities, is the secretary for the newly formed Tipp City Area Kiwanis Club and following her grandchildren’s events.

She is proud of becoming a licensed agent and the growth she has experienced in the industry. She has recently become licensed to sell Life Insurance also. 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.

Jill Schumann

Jill Schumann

Jill M. Schumann has been with Royal Crest Agency since 2018 and brings a background in retailing and banking services. Jill is licensed in Property and Casualty in the State of Ohio. She is our data and client coordinator due to her background training in handling the security of private client information. In addition, she has duties in claim services, carrier interaction and customer relations.

Jill has been married to her husband, Eric, since 1988 and has two grown children.

She is very proud of being a wife and mother of a great family. Her key to success is finding the positive in every situation.

Hobbies: baking, reading, and crafts

Ron Long

Ron Long joined Royal Crest in January 2019. He has been in the insurance industry for 14 years with both captive and independent agencies. His primary activities are in the market development as well as sales and customer service.

Ron is active in a variety of community and church activities.

Something he is most proud of are his two children and three grandchildren.

His favorite saying is “Make something happen today.”

Hobbies: Fishing, Golfing, Classic Cars, and Antique Shopping.

Ron Wackler

Ron Wackler

Ron Wackler has been in the insurance industry for 34 years. He became part of Royal Crest Team as a result of merging in his former agency in Troy, Ohio into the Royal Crest organization. He is licensed in the State of Ohio in the areas of Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Ron primarily works as a producer and servicing agent in the personal and small business market.

Ron has been married for 18 years and has four children and four grandchildren.

He attends the First Light Church in Vandalia, Ohio and serves in several different ministries. He is also a member of the Optimist Club of Troy, Ohio and enjoys helping area children through his organization.

Ron is proud and thankful to be born in the United States and grateful he was raised by caring parents. His keys to success are putting others above one’s needs and showing appreciation.

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, spending time with family and playing golf (sometimes badly).

Leslie Jenkins

Leslie joined the Royal Crest Team as an Agent in 2022 but has been in the Insurance Industry for several years. She believes in putting the needs of the client first and building relationships. A few of her hobbies are concerts, traveling, spending time with friends, football, hockey, and going to her grandson’s baseball games. She has a blended family with 5 kids with her husband Rob. In her free time she enjoys attending a local church with her husband in Troy, Ohio. Leslie’s favorite saying is “Be the reason someone believes in good people”.