Employee Spotlight – Meagan Moseley grew from Jack of All Trades to Master of Many

Meagan Moseley graduated from Texas A&M with a health degree, emphasizing in community work. Her capstone project was a program for cancer patients, focusing on behavior and mental health changes versus only looking at the physiological aspects of the disease. After graduation, Meagan moved to Nashville to change the world with her voice and her ideas. While she didn’t quite reach country music stardom, Meagan did make a positive impact, leading various initiatives in the non-profit community for several years.

When Velocity Risk first opened its doors in 2015, it began with a skeleton crew that had to manage every aspect of a small start-up MGA (Managing General Agent), including compliance, licensing and audit, to name a few. As the company grew, a dedicated compliance staff was necessary to ensure that no state requirements were missed. In 2020, Velocity began to search for someone who could work under pressure, had versatility, learned quickly and had a strength in developing and managing processes. Meagan’s resume appeared to check all the boxes, and the timing was perfect for her to move in a different direction from where her career in non-profit was taking her.

Meagan joined Velocity in July 2020 as the Compliance Administrator, and as the hiring manager hoped, she quickly learned the processes and helped make them better. When Velocity had to quickly change forms and filings for surplus lines licensees, due to unanticipated employee departures, Meagan stepped in, researched the topic and educated herself on next steps.

Rod Harden, Chief Risk Officer, knows the importance of speed and accuracy in compliance. “Meagan has cleaned up the licensure process. She has done a phenomenal job the last 18-months with getting our Surplus Lines reporting current, saving Velocity from facing large fines and additional DOI inquiries.” Rod goes on to say, “She embodies what it is to be a true team player and is always willing to jump in and help any colleague do anything and always with a great attitude and a smile.”

Shelly Northover, Director of Compliance, also recognizes how much value Meagan brings to Velocity, “Meagan submitted over 1,000 surplus lines filings to the surplus lines office in various states to get Velocity filings caught up over a very short period, reducing the potential compliance exposure to fines and penalties as well as potential regulatory actions.  This work created significant savings to the company and mitigated our overall risk. At the same time, she provides compliance support to other business units.  She is a true compliance champion!”

In true spirit of Velocity’s Value of Camaraderie, Meagan joined the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee last spring, helping to develop the DEI initiatives at Velocity. In June, during Pride Month, she and another member of the LGBTQ community shared their personal journeys at an All Company meeting and how grateful they are to be a part of an organization where they feel comfortable to be themselves. Meagan sensed the strong culture even before she accepted the job, and the love that came from other employees when she shared her story helped to drive that point home.

Meagan also embodies the Uncomfortable Growth value at Velocity through her recent interest in CPCU, an insurance designation that demonstrates a deep understanding of the subject. With her limited experience in insurance, Meagan knows it’s important to learn as much as she can to be a better asset to the organization. She not only applied for and earned a scholarship through the Society, but also didn’t hesitate when she was asked to join the Society and the Mid-Tennessee CPCU Chapter Board to fill the secretary role.

Doris Dunn, Vice President of Marketing and Training, was thrilled when Meagan agreed to take on the role as secretary. “As President of the Mid-Tennessee CPCU Chapter board, one of my jobs is to fill any vacant positions. When I learned that Meagan had an interest in earning the designation, I knew that joining the board would be a great opportunity for her to take on a leadership role while learning more about the industry. I also enjoy working with her on the DEI Committee.”

With any free time remaining, Meagan loves to watch movies on the big screen and attend cultural events, especially when wine tasting is involved (sommelier certification is another interest of hers). Her most exciting news is her recent engagement to her girlfriend, Michelle Nichols, who popped the question during a ski trip to Breckenridge.