Insurance Career Stories

Short, candid, audio, video, and written stories from people working in the insurance and risk management industry–those who know!

Mr. David Fishel, Insurance Producer, Higginbotham (National Alliance Producer School Graduate)

"As a young producer, what I find most rewording about my work is ..."

Ronaelle Perillo, CISR, National Alliance Business Development Director

"Getting Your Benefits Career Started After College"

Ms. Rachel DePue, Submission Intake Team Lead at Myron F Steves & Company, CMGA

"From work back to college for expanded opportunities"

Dino C. Gavanes, CIC, National Alliance Board of Governors member and Area Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

"Insure Risks You’re Passionate About"

Victor Puleo, Ph.D., CIC, CFP, Associate Faculty Member of Insurance/Risk Management at the University of Central Arkansas

"Discovering My Career and Advice for New College Grads"

Jerry W. Duke, Executive Vice President for PIA of Georgia, Inc.

"Why Associations are Essential for Those New to the Industry"

Sharian Brown-Taylor, CIC, CISR, ACSR, AU, AINS, AIS, ASLI, DTM, Senior Service Executive at William Gammon Insurance

"What Account Managers/Executives Do and Why Education is Important"

Chris Christian, CIC, RPLU, Vice President/Senior Broker specializing in Professional Liability for US Risk

"The Value Wholesale Brokers Bring to Carriers and Agents"

Bridget Chustz-Morrison, MBA, Risk Manager at Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D.

"What makes an effective school risk manager and how to find out more about the role"

Stephen McCord, CIC, Commercial Insurance Producer and insurance agency vice president

"I Never Thought I’d Work in Insurance"

Paul Monacelli, CIC, CPIA Co-Owner and CEO of ADP Statewide Insurance, Inc.

"Why Own an Insurance Agency and How We Find Employees"

Laura Machado, MSIM, CPCU, CIC, Academic Director and former underwriting manager

"Fundamental Personality Differences Between Underwriters and Claims Adjusters"

LuAnn Wooters, CISR, AAI, Director of Education for the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC)

"Working in Large Bank-Owned Agencies versus Small Independent Agencies"