Merry R Poe CLU, CPCU
Merry began her career in insurance in 1978 with the prompting of her father to become licensed to sell insurance. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in May 1980 and promptly began her insurance career, first with Shelby Mutual Insurance Company as an Underwriter Trainee; then onto Johnson & Higgins Brokers; and finally as an Agent with Planned Insurance Counseling, Inc., which later became REX-POE Insurance Agency.
In 1987 Merry was named to the Marquis Who’s Who of American Women. Desiring to increase her insurance knowledge and professionalism, Merry earned the coveted Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter(CPCU) designation by the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters, Malvern, PA. in 1988. That same year she was also named Vice President of REX-POE Insurance Agency and received the Safeco Insurance Company “Insurance Achievement Award”. Five years later in 1993, Merry was named President of REX-POE Insurance. Continuing her insurance knowledge, Merry also earned the coveted Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) designation from the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA in 1996. At that time, Merry was one of the few women in the state of Ohio to hold the dual designations of CPCU and CLU. In 2004, Merry was asked to serve on the Cleveland Society of Financial Service Professionals Board of Directors. She served on the Board, working up to Executive Vice President, and then became the first female to be President in 2008. During this time Merry was named to the Cambridge Registry of Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals in 2006 and became a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters. She now focuses her business in the health, life and medicare markets completing the required Medicare Advantage Certification training and Agent Individual Marketplace Curriculum every year since 2015.
Merry and her husband Greg, are Miami University Alumni Lifetime members. They have five grown children, five grandchildren and have resided in Chesterland, Ohio for the past 30 years. They are members of Parkside Church, Bainbridge, Ohio.
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