February marks Insurance Careers Month. In support, we’re highlighting five Syndicate employees and their insurance stories.
If you were to ask me a decade ago where I would be today, I would never have expected to say that I would be an independent property adjuster. However, life works in mysterious ways and I am thankful for where I am am now!
I was recruited into the insurance industry by my dad, who was the first one in my family to work in insurance. My father is a staff total loss auto adjuster. I started out working as a national sales agent manning a phone in an office. I eventually worked my way out to the field as a local staff property adjuster. After a few years, I decided to make the leap into independent adjusting.
I love the challenges and complexities of handling claims as no two claims or insureds are alike. If there is one thing I enjoy most, it is the satisfaction that comes with successfully completing a claim. I enjoy making a positive, lasting impression on the insured and our client in knowing that all of their needs and expectations were met.
I was in the health and fitness industry working several part-time jobs (personal training, group friends classes, water aerobics, spin class, hostess, sever, etc.). At the time, I was actively looking for a full-time career. One day after work as a hostess, I visited a local bar where my roommate worked before heading home. Reluctantly, I met an estimator in the abatement field who asked if I wanted to interview for a marketing position at a company called Alliance Environmental Group. I, of course, said yes, even though my degree had nothing to do with marketing. I knew it wasn’t an opportunity I could pass. Thanks to striking up conversation with a friendly stranger, I’ve been in the insurance industry ever since.
I love what I do because I am a true people person. I enjoy exploring and trying new things, which is essential to marketing. I believe I can learn from every individual and I find something to admire in everyone I meet. It’s a blast to have the opportunity to build connections for a living.
I was fresh off of a deployment in late 2008, and wanted a job that would give me a little freedom and allow me to think outside of the box. My friend talked me into going out with him a few times to inspect claims and watch. The first week out, I was hooked and ready to go. I immediately obtained my adjuster license, and started working as an independent adjuster.
Thanks to the encouragement of a close family-friend, I have been adjusting for years now. I can’t help but enjoy learning new things, and always having a new task/goal to achieve. It’s constant movement and fast-paced, which keeps me happy and loving this profession.
I started my insurance journey as a member of the administrative team at Syndicate. I worked the front desk and over time transitioned into HR. I have learned so much in regards to claim adjusting! I have seen so much growth at Syndicate just in the past two years. I am excited to see how far we can go in the future.