Meet the Team

Leo Daprile, ChFC, CLU

Leo Daprile, ChFC, CLU

President

Leo is a 1986 graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He obtained his Chartered Financial Consultant Designation (ChFC) and his Chartered Life Underwriter Designation (CLU) from The American College in 1989. He is a member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, the Professional Insurance Agents of America, and is Chairman of Grange Insurance Agents Advisory Board.

He began his career with Gem-Young in 1985 and became its president in 1993. Leo’s specific areas of experience are in Retirement and Estate planning.

Leo has been married to his wife Robin for over 30 years and they have three boys; Leo Jr., Lucas, and Stephen. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, riding his Harley Davidson Road Glide Special, and personal fitness training. Leo has served on various charitable and civic boards through the years. He is currently a member of the Finance Committee for the United Way of the Mahoning Valley.

Canfield Office
(330) 533-6936 Ext. 116
Fax (330) 533-4087

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Personal Insurance Agent

A Beaver Local High School graduate, Steve founded the Tri-Ohio Insurance Agency in East Liverpool in 1984 and has been writing auto, homeowners and life insurance since then. When Tri-Ohio became a Gem-Young agency in 2004, Steve brought with him many years of experience in the insurance industry as well as the experience of owning a business.

Steve has been married to his wife Connie for over 30 years. He is actively involved in a non profit organization in Salem that is very involved in charitable functions and scholarships for students. They also take an interest in the local veterans and their needs. Steve has been an officer/trustee since 2002. He is also involved in the United Way.

East Liverpool Office
(330) 385-7777 Ext. 120
Fax    877-874-5547

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Denny White

Denny White

Risk Management Advisor

Denny brings over 8 years of expertise in the insurance industry. He worked and managed a Nationwide multi-line agency.  He focuses on all insurance lines of business.

Denny is a lifelong Boardman resident and graduated from Boardman High School in 1999 and also attended YSU for business administration.  He loves boating, bowling, traveling, camping in his motorhome, collecting and restoring antique and classic cars and spending time with his dog, Grace.

He is an active member of the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club and is chairmen of their annual car show “Cars in the Park”.  He is also involved with the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals, Valley Leadership Group, Window World Bowling League and the Canfield Community Band.

Canfield Office
(330) 533-7941 Ext. 106
Fax (330) 533-4087

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Samuel G. Morocco RICP®

Samuel G. Morocco RICP®

Personal Insurance Consultant

A graduate of Kennedy Christian High School and John Carroll University, Sam has held various management positions for national companies before becoming a part of the Gem-Young family. Sam focuses on Life Insurance and Long Term Care sales for Gem-Young.  “My mission is to guide families and seniors with honesty and integrity in making financial decisions that will protect their assets and secure their futures”, states Sam. “This will be done by focusing on the needs of the clients and making sure that ALL solutions are in their BEST interest.”

Sam holds the prestigious Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) Designation. The RICP® designation curricula is one of the most complete and comprehensive programs available to professional financial advisors looking to help their clients create sustainable retirement income.

Sam is a past holder of the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation.  He is actively involved with the Knights of Columbus, Valley Leadership Group, and St Paul the Apostle Church, where he serves in a number of functions.

Sam is married to his wife Marie and has 3 adult children. He enjoys golfing, playing football and baseball and attending pro and high school football games. He’s passionate about working out and taking care of himself. He also enjoys spending time with family, friends and co-workers.

Canfield Office
(330) 533-7941 Ext. 113
Cell: (330) 980-4939
Fax (330) 533-4087

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Leo Daprile, Jr

Leo Daprile, Jr

Risk Management Advisor

Leo joined Gem Young in 2016. He is the third generation of the Daprile family to work at the agency.

Leo graduated from Canfield High School in 2010. At Canfield, he was part of the wrestling team, marching band, and various other student groups. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in industrial Engineering.

At YSU, he was president of Alpha Phi Delta fraternity and a member of the YSU Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). Prior to joining the agency, Leo spent two years in an engineering position.

His interests include Cleveland sports, cars, motorcycles, movies (Star Wars), and he is an avid skier.

Canfield Office

(330) 533-7941 Ext. 112
Fax (330) 533-4087

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Bonnie Macomber

Bonnie Macomber

Personal Client Manager

Bonnie is a 1974 graduate of Grove City College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She has been in the insurance business since 1979 and has been a licensed agent since 1980. Her interest in insurance began with her father owning an insurance agency and teaching her that honesty in the business is number one. “Working for Gem-Young reiterates what my father has taught me throughout the years. Assisting clients during traumatic times and even the best of times is how I apply my knowledge and compassion to the industry.”

Bonnie is the Treasurer of the North Jackson Business Association, Co-Chairman of Trustees of Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the North Boardman Block Watch. She’s active in animal rescues and has two adult children, Julie and William.

North Jackson Office
(330) 538-2158 Ext. 104
Fax (330) 538-0471

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Connie Woolley

Connie Woolley

Client Service Associate

Connie has many years experience in the insurance industry and in the past has held the CPIW (Certified Professional Insurance Woman) and CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designations as well as completing the IIA (Insurance Institute of America) program.

Connie’s career spans 30+ years of serving insurance clients in the Mahoning Valley.

A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and active member of St Charles church, when she isn’t making her famous pizza, she enjoys fishing and cooking.

Connie and her husband have two boys and enjoy camping, fishing and going to car shows.

Canfield Office
(330) 533-7941 Ext. 102
Fax (330) 533-4087

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