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Jody Sarchett

President

Marsh McLennan Agency

Location: Tempe

Founded: 1911

Industry: Insurance

Jody Sarchett is the president of Lovitt & Touché, a Marsh McLennan Agency LLC Company, based in Tempe. With a rich history dating back to 1911, Lovitt & Touché is a leading insurance agency in the region, offering comprehensive insurance solutions, risk management services and employee benefits.

“I left a highly lucrative production role with a large portfolio of clients to transition into the first rungs of leadership,” Sarchett said. “I could have chosen to remain a producer, continuing to find great individual success, but I saw joining leadership as a challenge I couldn’t pass up. I didn’t know where it would go or how it might work out. I’d never led people before, but I was drawn to the challenge and opportunity to help others grow, develop and be successful.”

Under Sarchett’s leadership, Lovitt & Touché has experienced significant growth, attracting respected businesses and expanding its team. The agency now employs 220 professionals and serves as a partner for clients across various industries.

Throughout her career, Sarchett has been recognized as a top sales executive, delivering innovative, profitable solutions for her clients, the company said. Her efforts have earned her company-wide recognition, such as the Chairman’s Club and President’s Club.

Sarchett envisions growth for Lovitt & Touché in the next five years, with a focus on meeting the evolving insurance and risk management needs of Arizona’s expanding business community. Embracing technological advancements like artificial intelligence and big data, Sarchett recognizes the importance of personalized service and human connection in an increasingly digitized world. She believes that the agency’s professionals will continue to be the key differentiators in building lasting relationships with clients.

Sarchett’s achievements have made her a respected figure in a traditionally male-dominated field. She has honed her skills in risk management, strategic planning, underwriting, financial analysis and more, catering to high-profile clients across industries such as manufacturing, nonprofit and construction.

Sarchett has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being named among the Outstanding Women in Business, Most Influential Women in Arizona Business and Business Leaders to Watch. Lovitt & Touché has also been consistently honored as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies and Top Companies to Work For.

Sarchett’s expertise and thought leadership have made her a sought-after speaker and contributor to industry publications. She has been profiled in business journals and shared her insights on insurance, leadership and business trends in guest columns.

“To me, no values are more important for successful leaders than kindness, honesty, empathy, hard work, resilience and a growth mindset,” Sarchett said. “These attributes are foundational in how leaders should conduct themselves and interact with others regardless of their position, role, organization or industry.”

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In addition to her many professional achievements, Jody is a lifelong rodeo roper. She has won competitions spanning from youth to professional. Jody is a United States Team Roping Champion and Pro Rodeo Barrel Racing Circuit Champion.Prior to graduating high school, her rodeo skills earned her an opportunity to spend time in Japan as a Wild West performer. During her time overseas, she performed in roping events, worked trick horses and more.

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