Employee Spotlight – Meghan Fountain Wants to Share her Passion for Insurance
When Meghan Fountain, Director of Claims, started her insurance career as a freshman in college, she took an entry level role in claims at USAA to start building her resume. As an accounting major, Meghan never dreamed that she would remain in the field of insurance and grow so passionate about the industry. She had dreams of working for a … Read More
Helpful Hints for Keeping You Warm as the Weather Gets Cold
Now that we’ve entered the heart of Fall, and there’s a chill in the air, it’s a perfect time to check your home heating system. The core of the heating system is the heating element, and the fuel that runs it. If your home uses gas heat, check the complete supply system, whether from a utility, or from a propane/natural … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Wade Allen enjoys translating technology into beautiful images
Wade Allen, Quality Assurance (QA) Lead, graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in bio-medical engineering. He had an interest in medical imaging, and after graduation was hired by Vanderbilt to make “pretty pictures” for research papers. He enjoyed analyzing MRI images that told a story about a patient’s brain, abdomen, or spine. Wade is included as an author on … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Allison Sharpe is Happiest When She’s Helping Others
After Allison Sharpe, North & Central Florida Territory Manager, graduated from Florida State University, her goal was to become a U.S. Marshal. She enjoyed law enforcement mostly because she could help elevate the good and try and prevent the bad in her community, but she wasn’t sure she wanted a career in law enforcement.
A friend mentioned job opportunities in … Read More
Velocity Risk Updates its Intern Program with Six Students in 2021
Velocity Risk has always valued the hard work, fresh ideas and relationships built from interns during the summer months. This was also true in 2021, but one big difference was the large number of interns – six in total – who worked with underwriters, data analysts, actuaries, and operations. Most interns stayed for 12 weeks, with two splitting their time … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Jill Lyle Credits her Faith in her Success and Life Journeys
Jilriale “Jill” Lyle, Small Commercial Lines Underwriter II, began her career with Velocity Risk during the pandemic. She joined the team in October 2020, and quickly advanced to her current position because of her focus, desire to learn and excellence in her work.
Before Jill joined Velocity Risk, she gained insurance experience at another Nashville insurance company, but unlike many … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Nicole Lincoln is a Master of Process Improvements
Nicole Lincoln, Director of Personal Lines Claims, started her insurance career as is typical with many insurance professionals: she fell into it. After attending Avila University, a small college in Missouri, with a basketball scholarship, Nicole wasn’t sure where her bachelor’s and master’s in business would take her. When she heard that a local rental car company was hiring, she … Read More
Employee Spotlight – For Mackenzie Carver, it was easy to follow in her family’s footsteps
When Mackenzie Carver, Large Commercial Underwriter, was 4 years old, she began attending insurance conferences with her dad. She remembers competing in sandcastle contests, ice cream by the pool, and souvenirs when her father traveled for work. For her, insurance was always a cool industry. As she learned more about the business of insurance in college and during an internship, … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Kathy Sogah constantly strives for improvements
When Kathy Sogah, Velocity’s Director of Operations, wanted to change a process at a former company, a co-worker pushed back, as she pulled out a four-inch binder and pointed to a 10-year old process. “That’s the way it’s always been done” was the response. That didn’t work for Kathy then and doesn’t work for her today.
Kathy’s insurance career began … Read More
Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 7: Make an Emergency Plan
If you had a chance to review all the posts from this past week, you are likely ready for Hurricane Season which begins June 1. Make sure you have a written plan if a hurricane warning has been issued in your area and share your plan with everyone in your home and contacts out of town that can help spread … Read More