I enrolled at Olivet College in the fall of 2009 as an undecided major and a member of the football team. After my first semester, I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management. During my time at Olivet, I was also a member of the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Gamma Iota Sigma, the international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate fraternity. I also was given the opportunity to participate in Frankenmuth Insurance’s internship program for two consecutive summers.
Today, I am a relationship manager/producer with HNI Risk Advisors in Grand Rapids. My role is to help business owners overcome challenges within their commercial insurance and employee benefits programs. Our mission is to help our clients “de-risk” their business while providing unique insurance solutions. We focus heavily on behavioral-based safety and employee engagement. I have the pleasure of working with middle to large size businesses in the areas of transportation, construction, manufacturing, municipalities and healthcare. My favorite part of my job is having the opportunity to see, from the inside, how businesses operate. Every business and every day is unique and interesting.
The insurance world is a small community with endless possibilities. There are so many different opportunities for young professionals. As we have learned in 2020, it is important to find a career that will support you and your family through changing times. The insurance industry has been able to carry on through 2020 with remote work forces and still provide excellent service to its clients.
Whatever your passion is, I can assure your there is a place for you in this industry. Follow your passion.