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State Farm® Insurance Agent Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith Ins Agcy Inc

1627 11th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-4525

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1627 11th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-4525



My father was a carpenter.  My wonderful mother did not work outside the home.  Like many I was active in sports from an early age.  I enjoyed school and after graduation went to Ohio University where I majored in English with plans to teach.  Actually, I became a special needs teacher working with students who find it difficult to learn.  After several years of teaching and work with non-profits the call to become a State Farm agent came to me.  For over 30 years helping people with their insurance needs has been my career.  Over that time State Farm has honored me with Crystal Excellence recognition for service to my customers. My wife, Dona, and I live in the Portsmouth West school district and attend Second Presbyterian church.  As well as volunteering in church I enjoy giving my time as a member of the local Salvation Army board as well as being a member of the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association. I am a proud member of Portsmouth Kiwanis and have been a Kiwanis member since 1983.  When a group formed to promote the creation of bike and walking trails in the community I became a founding member of a non-profit that is CONNEX, Inc. I enjoy community service and State Farm has given me the opportunity to do just that.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

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Our mission is to help our customers understand their risks and how this impacts upon not only their lives but the lives of their loved ones.  Our desire is to offer recommendations in simple, understandable terms that can be understood by the average customer.  Our goal is to provide service with the utmost in  integrity and fairness .  

When you're in my office there are eight licensed agents with many years of experience to provide the finest in personal insurance service

Beverly Brown State Farm Agent Team Member

Beverly Brown

Life/Health Products Representative

Beverly began her career in the insurance industry in 1986 and has been a team member of the Jeff Smith Insurance Team since 1999. She is licensed both in Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Her focus as the Life/Health Products Representative is to assist State Farm customers with their Life and Health needs. Beverly is the mother of two daughters and grandmother to one granddaughter. She enjoys spending her time with her family, friends, and fur babies, and going to the gym.
Anita Dingus State Farm Agent Team Member

Anita Dingus

Property & Casualty Representative

Anita began her career in the insurance industry in 1989, and has been assisting customers at Jeff Smith's agency since April of 2003. She is licensed in both Property & Casualty, and Life & Health, and is also one of our Bank representatives. She is married, has two sons, and is the proud owner of a rescue dog named Teddy. She enjoys spending time with her family, and her hobbies include boating, camping, and four-wheeling.
Corey Reed State Farm Agent Team Member

Corey Reed

Office Manager

Corey has been the Office Manager of the Jeff Smith Insurance Team since 2014. He is licensed in Property & Casualty. He is married and the father of three beautiful children, and is also a deacon in a local church.
Karen Walters State Farm Agent Team Member

Karen Walters

State Farm has been a huge part of Karen's entire adult life. She has been involved in Operations and Claims; however, the majority of her career has been with her true passion – Agency. She loves working with you, our policyholders, getting to know them and their stories. Her commitment is making sure they are aware of how State Farm can provide protection for them and letting them make the decision regarding what fits their needs. She also strives to be certain each person receives every discount available. As a good neighbor, she wants to listen and provide you the tools to reach the goals for you and your family. She can help you with all your insurance needs, including auto, home, renters, life and health insurance.