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January 2022

Savage named 2022 top workplace

For the sixth consecutive year, Savage and Associates has been named one of the region’s top workplaces by the Toledo Blade. Additionally, J.R. Toland, president and CEO, Savage, received the superior leadership award for the third time in six years.

“The credit goes to those with such a strong passion for serving our clients,” stated J.R. Toland, president and CEO, Savage. “We take great pride in living our mission, vision and values, and we are honored to receive this distinction for the sixth time in a row.”

Being named a top workplace is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The Blade partnered with Energage to conduct the anonymous survey that uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, such as alignment, execution, and connection.

Savage has offices in Maumee, Bowling Green, Findlay and Ottawa, Ohio.

Savage appoints Marianne Peters as COO

Savage and Associates, a financial and insurance services company focused on individuals, families, and businesses, has named Marianne Peters as chief operating officer (COO). As COO, Peters will lead the company’s systems and processes that promote the mission, vision and values, drive efficiency improvements, manage training, and assist with the company’s overall strategy and plan. She previously served as Savage’s director of people and performance, and will continue to report directly to president and chief executive officer, J.R. Toland.

“Marianne is the perfect choice to guide Savage into the future,” Toland stated. “She has made a strong and impressionable impact since joining the company. Well respected and admired for her skills, she has outstanding forward thinking and a unique ability to enhance processes and increase output – all with the goal of improving the experience for the clients we serve.”

Peters has been with the company since 2012.

Prior to joining Savage, she was controller for companies in the Columbus, OH and Columbia MO, regions. She was internal audit project lead for Motorola, and an associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She is a board member for Imagination Station, serves as chair for the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio chapter leadership council, and assists with various community projects and events throughout the region.

Originally from Chesterfield, Missouri, Peters has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana University. She and her husband, Chris, have two children, Sydney and Cole.

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