Sylvia Garrett enthusiastically serves the community as President/CEO of the Sylvia A. Garrett Agency, LLC an independent insurance and financial services Agency. The mission of the company is to provide exceptional customer service, to empower our Team and our Community and to protect families and business.
The established agency has over 100 years history of combined insurance experience and is staffed with 7 licensed agents. We provide service in 11 states.
Sylvia and her team have been recognized as “Champions”, being one of the top 5% producers for Nationwide for 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2015, the agency was one of the top 10 Annuity producers for Nationwide. Finally, the agency is a qualifier for the Million Dollar Round Table, 2015 and 2016. . She is also one of Women of Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) 2015 “Women You Should Know.” She and her Team are one of the Smart50 Business Honorees.
Sylvia has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years. Prior to Nationwide, Sylvia co-founded (with her husband, Dale Kent Garrett) The Nadarbis Group, Inc., a business and management consulting firm. The word “Nadarbis” - meaning “strength-in-unity” - describes the firm’s collaborative team approach to meet the organizational needs of clients. Nadarbis has provided management, educational and organizational development services to corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. As Nadarbis Group’s CEO, Sylvia was in the first central Ohio class of “Forty under 40” honorees. She was also a Columbus Dispatch “Blue Chip” awardee. It was ranked by Business First as one of Columbus Top management consulting firms for several years.
Sylvia has served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Phoenix. She is the co-founder of The Success Learning, Leadership & Life-Skills Program (Success L3), a holistic summer educational experience for Columbus youths, particularly youths from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Sylvia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Columbus Alumnae, a public service sorority. She is also a member of WELD and NAWBO. She serves as a Board member for CATCO and D’Light House Family Center, Inc.
Sylvia and her husband Kent have been married 30 years and they have four young adult daughters. Sylvia is a member of Family Fellowship Church of Christ. She enjoys giving back to the community, spending quality time with family and friends and travel adventures.
Chief Technology Officer
"My role at the Agency is Head Traffic Cop and Ombudsman. I make certain everyone is effectively engaged and challenged each day. Also, that client needs and Sylvia's service expectations are met. I counsel the staff for professional development. I handle the problems that naturally occur when a client is upset or there is a complex situation. I enjoy mentoring staff and educating clients.
In addition, I am active in the community outside the office. I am an officer and Board member for the Worthington Police Academy Alumni Association and volunteer my time for things like National Night Out, Child Safety Fingerprinting and police/community engagement. I am also very active in the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce as a member, former Executive Committee member and Board of Trustees officer. I have volunteered with many other organizations over the years."
Tamera Watkins received her Variable Annuities and Life Insurance license in 2007. She came on board with the Sylvia Garrett Agency LLC in June, 2018. Tami's mission is to treat everyone as she would want to be treated. She loves her immediate family and her Christian family and enjoys spending time with them at family functions. She also enjoys having God first in her life, directing the steps that she takes and decisions that she makes.
Consultant, Commercial Advisor
John has over 41 years in the insurance industry from agency operations and agency management, to supervision and risk management. He has a specialty in commercial insurance and is very customer service oriented. John was an agency owner for 23 years before joining the Sylvia A. Garrett Team as a Commercial Advisor and Consultant.
Licensed Sr. Customer Care Specialist
"I am a Senior Customer Service Expert. My position requires me to provide exceptional customer service to each and every customer that I talk to over the phone, email, and in person. I assist with providing quotes for personal, auto, and homeowners insurance. In addition, I make sure all accounts are up to date. I enjoy educating policyholders of the different coverage options available to them.
Outside of work, I like to partake in crafty projects like decorating empty wine bottles, home décor and Paint & Sip. I also like to online shop, read autobiographies, and watch movies. I enjoy having singing competitions with my significant other and spending quality time with our families!"
Licensed Customer Care Specialist
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