About Us

At Odell Studner, we take great pride in knowing that our clients regard us as their trusted business partner. In every relationship we build, we educate ourselves on our clients’ business and make it our priority to gain insight into their strategic goals and operations. Our personal yet structured way of doing business defines us and has proven invaluable to our clients’ success. As a firm, we are constantly looking to the future. Through strong leadership, clear vision and a multi-talented team, we continue to expand our services and identify new ways to increase value to our clients.

Mission & Core Values

Our mission is to partner with forward-thinking companies who understand that taking action to reduce risk accelerates growth and increases profitability. Our core values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. They are the practices we use every day in all we do.

Act with Integrity.

Lead with respect, take ownership of your work and deliver what you promise.

 

Embrace Change.

Continuously reinvest in our people and company to drive innovation and develop talent.

 

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Make an Impact.

Deliver value to clients through a proactive approach, specialized services and industry insight.

 

Strike a Balance.

Achieve fulfillment through career, family, health and community service.

 

Awards & Recognition

We feel honored to be recognized for our work. As a company, Odell Studner has received recognition by various organizations and publications.

Best Places to Work – Philadelphia Business Journal Odell Studner has been named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019 in the medium-sized company category.

PBJList of Largest Insurance Brokerages – Philadelphia Business Journal Odell Studner has made the 2019 Philadelphia Business Journal List of Largest Insurance Brokerages, ranking #11. We also made the 2017, 2016 and 2015 Philadelphia Business Journal Book of Lists. The ranking is derived from the number of local employees with the company and number of licensed insurance brokers.

Best Places to Work in Insurance – Business Insurance Odell Studner has been recognized as a member of the elite group of companies named the 2018 Best Places to Work in Insurance. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Odell Studner has won this distinction.

Top 5 Captive Broker and New Business Producer Award Odell Studner has been recognized as a Top 5 Broker and Top New Business Producer for the Affinity Insurance Ltd. Group Captive for the 2016-2017 underwriting year. This marks the third consecutive year that Odell Studner has been honored as a Top 5 Broker. Affinity Insurance, Ltd. is a member-owned heterogeneous group captive domiciled in the Cayman Islands.

Captive Broker of the Year and Top 5 Captive Broker Award Odell Studner has been recognized for the first time ever as Broker of the Year for the Affinity Ltd. Group Captive for the 2014-2015 underwriting year. This marks the second consecutive year that Odell Studner has been honored as a Top 5 Broker.

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Inc. 500 | 5000 Awards Odell Studner has made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking #4425. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

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Top 100 Agencies – Insurance Journal Odell Studner is ranked #100 in the Top 100 Independent P&C Agencies in the U.S. by the Insurance Journal in 2013.

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Philadelphia 100 Awards Odell Studner was named a 2011 Philadelphia 100 award winner. Each year, the Philadelphia 100, sponsored by The Entrepreneurship Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton Small Business Development Center, recognizes the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in the region.

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Firstrust Bank’s Philly’s Business First Awards Odell Studner has been selected as a winner in the 2014 Firstrust Bank’s Philly’s Business First Awards, a program that recognizes local businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area for values including honesty, community service and loyalty, among others.

 

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40 Under 40 – Business Insurance Odell Studner partner Geoffrey Goldwater has been awarded Business Insurance magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2014. The Business Insurance 40 Under 40 Awards, a national program, recognizes 40 insurance executives under the age of 40 for leadership, professional achievement and market influence. Goldwater was among 10 brokers selected to represent the Northeast, one of four U.S. regions reviewed by Business Insurance.

PowerBroker2012Risk & Insurance Power Broker Awards Odell Studner partner Robert Odell has been awarded a 2012 Risk & Insurance Power Broker Award, an annual selection of the most effective and influential commercial insurance brokers. Brokers were judged primarily on their creativity in solving risk-related problems during 2011, their demonstrated industry knowledge and their high level of client service. 

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is highly regarded for its vision, direction, expertise and creativity. The team takes a hands-on approach in helping all Odell Studner employees to develop effective, meaningful relationships with our clients. Both our leadership team and company as a whole are proud to be regarded as a trusted advisor to many influential businesses and institutions across the nation.

Robert D. Odell

Chairman

J. Brett Studner

Vice Chairman

Geoffrey A. Goldwater

President & Chief Strategy Officer

Maggie H. Collins

Vice President

Ann C. D'Amicantonio

Vice President

Tony D'Amicantonio

Vice President – Staffing Practice Leader

John Marsh

Vice President

Cynthia Kelly Wolkewicz

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Odell Studner History Timeline

Louis Brooks begins the Lafayette Agency

Samuel and Jerry Odell launch S. Odell & Son

Waber & Company and S. Odell & Son merge to form the Waber-Odell Company

The Lafayette Agency merges with Waber-Odell Company

Waber-Odell Company and Clair Insurance Agency merge to form the Clair Odell Group

Clair Odell becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation (formerly Mellon Bank)

Citizens Bank acquires Mellon Bank's retail banking operations, which includes Clair Odell as part of that transaction

Steven and Robert Odell and Geoffrey Goldwater join Lyons Insurance to form LyonsOdell

Steven and Robert Odell, Brett Studner and Geoffrey Goldwater launch the Odell Studner Group