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Jerry Deatherage

Email: jerryd@nestbenefits.com

Jerry Deatherage is originally from Carrollton, Kentucky and now lives in the Greater Cincinnati area. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with major focuses in Economics/Business Administration from Hanover College in 1988, he began and has enjoyed his entire career in the insurance industry. Working primarily in the ever-changing employee benefits area, he continues to build his business on implementing creative solutions and responsive service. Bringing practical solutions with a drive for customer satisfaction, his goal is to bring true business solutions to his clients and broker partners. Jerry and wife, Suzanne, Zachary and Kylie live in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky where they enjoy giving back to the community, school and local organizations.
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Derek Carnohan

Email: derekc@nestbenefits.com

Derek is a second generation benefits expert. Derek joined his father as part of National Benefits Brokerage in 2001 where he personally assisted employers manage and proactively stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of Employee Benefits. In addition to personal his direct work with employers,
Derek has been a driving force, recruiting and training many of the independent brokers and agents who have worked under the National Benefits Brokerage label. He has now brought his recruiting and advisory experience to benefit the employers and broker-partners of NEST.
As a native of the Cincinnati, Ohio area, he continues to make his home in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with his incredibly patient wife Carrie, his daughter and two very energetic twin boys. Life is anything but boring at the Carnohan’s!
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Sarah Arnold

Email: saraha@nestbenefits.com

After 18 years in the retail supply sector in the United Kingdom, Sarah relocated to the United States in 2003 and joined Diversified Asset Management in 2004 where she became a licensed agent. Sarah’s communication and leadership skills help to build new business and maintain relationships with existing clients, assisting them through the processes and making sure they are properly insured for the health care and voluntary needs. Sarah and her husband live in Union Kentucky.
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Debbie Zimmer

Email: service@nestbenefits.com

Debbie Zimmer is originally from Toledo, Ohio. Most of her youth was spent in Groveland, Massachusetts, north of Boston. She has lived most of the last 39 years in Cincinnati after graduating from Miami University with a BS in Education. After a short teaching career before having children, Debbie has been a licensed agent with National Benefits Brokerage since 2001. She has worked closely with agents and clients in servicing their insurance needs. Debbie has also taken certification training for selling Medicare products since 2008. Debbie lives with her husband in Cincinnati, has 3 grown children, and 6 grandchildren.
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Diane Hunt

Email: diane@nestbenefits.com

Diane Hunt has many years of experience working in customer service. After receiving her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at DePauw University with concentrated studies in both mathematics and psychology, she spent ten years working with children who were victims of both physical and emotional abuse. While working on her Master’s in Business at Northern Kentucky University, Diane began a career in banking and advanced to management after receiving her degree. After 8 years of being a stay-at-home mom, she re-entered the workforce at the NEST. She prides herself on assisting customers and the NEST team with any needs. Diane and her husband, Ken live in Madeira, Ohio with their teenage twins, Angela and Trevor.