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Jerry Batt serves as the President of employee benefits at Neace Lukens in Louisville, Kentucky. Jerry Batt is a senior executive with a 15-year background that includes successful mergers, consensus management, strategy development, and team leadership. Jerry Batt has worked with numerous insurance companies and has facilitated successful mergers that have yielded positive gains for his companies. In his first position as a Sales Executive with Huber, Harger, Welt & Smith, Jerry Batt established the firm’s employee benefits market sector. While with Huber, Harger, Welt & Smith, Jerry Batt garnered a personal book of business, which he later utilized to launch his own company, Kurivial, Ball & Batt Insurance. As founder of this company, Batt conducted a profitable merger with Erie Coast Agency to form Ohio Benefits Group. Batt managed the consolidation of this company with Cavalear Insurance and Heritage Insurance Services to form Ohio Benefits Group/Celaris Group. For nine years, Jerry Batt steered Ohio Benefits Group/Celaris Group toward increased financial profit and team unity through fostering positive relationships within the company. Some of the successes marking Batt’s tenure as Chief Operating Officer and President of Ohio Benefits Group/Celaris Group include cultivating a 43% profit margin, thereby making the firm one of the top three wholesale insurance operations in the state of Ohio. Jerry Batt also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sky/Huntington Insurance, where he managed a staff of 450 employees. In this position, Jerry Batt primed the company for acquisition by a $56 billion banking institution. Jerry Batt has demonstrated a rare aptitude for managing multiple projects without sacrificing the high quality and timeliness of his work. His employees consistently remark that his incomparable leadership skills empower individuals to become division leaders and executives.