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  • Employee Spotlight – Jonovan Jordan – Lifelong Love of Insurance Began Because of a Car

    We are all motivated by different factors, and when you’re a young college graduate, looking for your first job, and a recruiter tells you that the job comes with a company car, you might be interested. That’s just what happened to Jonovan Jordan, Director of Personal Lines Claims, when he started his insurance career more than 15 years ago.

    Jonovan … Read More

  • Velocity’s Carson Herron loves change, adventure and building lasting relationships

    Carson Herron, Underwriting Assistant, grew up near the eastern shores of North Carolina, and when it came time to choose a university, he wanted a change of scenery. Appalachian State University seemed the perfect choice: close to family, a great investment in education and one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

    Carson’s early focus at the university was … Read More

  • Employee spotlight – Emily Henderson, VP of Systematized Risk

    When asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” most of us would not ponder between actress or math teacher, but those were the directions Emily Henderson, VP of Systematized Risk at Velocity Risk Underwriters, LLC, had in front of her as she began her college career at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Her … Read More

  • Phil Bowie Remembers 2020 as a Year of Overcoming Challenges With Tenacity and Resilience

    2020 was certainly one heck of a year around the world.  As heard from contacts around the insurance industry and in year-end news recaps, many view 2020 as a year they hope to forget. This sentiment does not resonate well with me. There is no doubt the year was exceptionally challenging, with Work-from-home, kids in virtual school, way too many … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Cultures are built around people like Katie O’Neil

    Few people start their insurance careers at age 16. Katie O’Neil, Territory Sales Manager for Florida’s west coast and tri-county area, took advantage of a high school training program and has been passionate about the business ever since. She was the youngest student in her licensing class and was fully licensed at age 18, beginning a 25-year career on the … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Taylor Elrod Embodies All of Velocity’s Core Values

     

    Taylor Elrod, Sales Operations Manager at Velocity Risk Underwriters, was looking for opportunities to grow outside her Fortune 500 administrative job when a recruiter called her in early 2016. She had considered several options that better suited her degree in communications. Working for an insurance company was not on the radar, but she decided to move forward with the … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Max Turchan Innovates Insurance Data with Science and Technology

    Russian born, Maxim (Max) Turchan, Sr. Data Analyst, experienced more in his first six years than many of us experience in six decades. When his family emigrated from Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, his father wanted a better life for his family and settled in America where he worked many jobs outside of his field of robotics … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – It’s all in the details for Mary Beth Walls

    Mary Beth Walls, Underwriter, knows that she’s conscientious, accurate, precise and detail-oriented, and she has the results to prove it. Not only does she love personality assessments, she knows the results of her co-workers’ assessments and uses that knowledge to help guide her to be a better partner in her role as underwriter at Velocity Risk Underwriters.

    Before joining Velocity, … Read More

  • Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

    National Preparedness Month (NPN) was born out of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. We are all encouraged to take steps for our own survival preparations. “Ready” is part of the Department of Homeland Security and has laid out a plan to help us all be better prepared for disaster. Below are steps everyone should consider to promote family and … Read More

  • Hurricane Season Intensifies – Are you Ready?

    NOTE: If you need to file a claim, call us 24/7 at 844-878-2567 or visit velocityrisk.synergynetworx.com/claims

    The last time the U.S. saw two simultaneous hurricanes affect the mainland at the same time was 1933 when a category 3 hurricane hit Texas, and a tropical storm came ashore in Florida. As bad news continues to pummel 2020, we have a chance … Read More