DOI: From R&B to P&C and Benefits with Jarrard ‘Rod’ Powell Sr.
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
6d ago
On this episode of Agency Nation Radio, Jarrard “Rod” Powell Sr., agency principal at Encore Insurance Group Chesterfield, Virginia, shares his unique experience in insurance. Powell grew up cutting records and touring as an R&B artist, but by the time he reached his 30s, he was looking for a more stable career. After breaking into insurance through claims and benefits, Powell realized that “insurance was not only something that I could do, but something that I would enjoy,” he says. “And lo and behold, it went from something on the side to a passion to, ultimately, a purpose.” In 2022, Po ..read more
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Young Agents Take On The Hard Market: Operation Mentorship
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
1w ago
The Big “I” Young Agents partnered with Trusted Choice to deliver information on the importance of mentorship as part of a special hard market bonus series on Agency Nation Radio. Guests Krista Kautz, Producer at Berrong Insurance, and Stewart Berrong, Owner of Berrong Insurance, were interviewed by Cash McMillen, National Young Agents Committee member, on their partnership as mentor and mentee. The conversation provides best practices for finding a mentor, approaching the relationship, and the learning from seasoned industry professionals. Kautz, when reflecting on asking Berrong to be her me ..read more
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2024 Middle Market Risk Management Landscape with Nancy Germond and Sandra Little
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
2w ago
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, host Nancy Germond, Big “I” executive director, of risk management and education, explores the evolving landscape of middle market insurance in 2024. Featuring an in-depth interview with Sandra Little, CEO of CEO, SKL Risk Consultants, Pheonix, Arizona the episode offers insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by middle market clients. They talk about renewals, regulations, and emerging technologies and give their predictions on the hard market. Listen in for practical advice on building a niche, and relationships. Agency Nation Radio is whe ..read more
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DOI: Building a Niche in Real Estate with Jonathan Lugo
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
3w ago
On this episode of Agency Nation Radio, Jonathan Lugo, producer at FirmSecured powered by Veritas Risk Management in Johnson City, Tennessee, shares his remarkable journey from intern to specializing in real estate insurance. Discover how he carved out a niche within an established agency, bringing entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to a specialized market. He discusses the importance of understanding client needs, the art of specialization, and balancing quality with competitive pricing in today's insurance landscape. “Veritas is allowing me to do this—starting my own brand within the agenc ..read more
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Young Agents Take on the Hard Market: Building Staff Morale
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
1M ago
During this episode of Agency Nation Radio, the Big “I” Young Agents and Trusted Choice share their insights on building staff morale as part of a special hard market bonus series. Guests Brock Elliott, National Young Agents Committee (YAC) Chair and Producer at Elliott Insurance Group, and Lisa Lemanski, Operations Manager at Meiers Lombardini Lemanski Insurance, talk about how they keep a positive culture during this hard market with Avery Moore, owner of ECI Insurance and member of the National YAC. Moore starts off the discussion by asking how the hard market has impacted staff morale with ..read more
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Young Agents Take On the Hard Market: Talking Renewal Tactics
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
1M ago
On this episode of Agency Nation radio podcast, the Big “I” Young Agents and Trusted Choice are teaming up to bring you the first episode in a special hard market bonus series. Guests Cash McMillen, National Young Agents Committee member and Vice President at the Cashion Company, and Patricia Clawson, CEO of Clawson Insurance and member of the Florida Young Agents Council, talk about renewals in the current marketplace. In their conversation, moderated by Taylor Hendrickson, Director of the Young Agents Council at the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, and member of the Big “I” National ..read more
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100 Days at the Helm with Charles Symington, Big "I" President & CEO
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
1M ago
On this episode of Agency Nation Radio, Will Jones, editor-in-chief, Independent Agent magazine, is joined by Charles Symington, the new Big "I" president & CEO. Amid the hardest market in a generation, a technological revolution and consolidation within the independent agent and broker channel, Charles joins Agency Nation Radio today to discuss his first 100 days at the helm of the association, as well as what the future will look like for the Big “I.” Agency Nation Radio is where insurance professionals turn on the mic and share unscripted stories about leadership, technology, marketing ..read more
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Leveraging Legacy and Learning with Erin Dop
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
2M ago
On this episode of Agency Nation Radio, meet Erin Dop, an independent agent at Fullenkamp Insurance in West Point, Iowa. She did not join the family agency immediately after graduating from the University of Iowa. Instead, she was encouraged to build a foundation elsewhere, which she did by working as a commercial underwriter for a carrier. However, five years ago, Dop's grandfather passed away, helping her realize that “family is one of the most important things," she says. The thought drew her into the family agency at a time in her life when she was about to get married and start a family o ..read more
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Mindful Matters: Navigating Parenting and Workplace Success with Lori Mihalich-Levin
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
3M ago
On this episode of Agency Nation Radio Podcast, we explore the intersection of parenthood and professional growth with Lori Mihalich-Levin, the founder of Mindful Return. Lori shares insights, challenging stereotypes and offering practical strategies for both working parents and leaders seeking to foster a more supportive work environment for employees at every stage in life. Guest hosts Jana Foster, owner of Nevada Insurance Agency Co. and Jesse Konold, partner at BridgeMark Insurance Solutions in South Dakota experienced many parallels in life. The fast friends served the Big “I” national Yo ..read more
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One of One: A Conversation with David Garcia
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by Agency Nation - Insurance Marketing and Technology Strategists
3M ago
Join us for an inspiring conversation with David Garcia, the President of Rancho Mesa Insurance Services Inc. in San Diego, California. Discover how David transitioned from a career in professional baseball to founding a Best Practices agency with a unique approach to specialization. Learn about the agency's commitment to giving back, their innovative programs like SafetyStar™, SafetyOne™, and their dedication to impacting their clients' businesses positively. Tune in to find out how this agency goes the extra mile to ensure their clients' success in a challenging insurance market. Don't miss ..read more
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