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
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
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 Miller Knows the Importance of the Human in Human Resources
Kinesiology is the scientific study of body movement, including physiological, biomechanical, and psychological movement and how it impacts health and wellbeing. On the surface, a degree in kinesiology doesn’t appear to be related to a job in Human Resources, but Nicole Miller, HR Generalist at Velocity Risk Underwriters, found a way to combine her passion both in and out of … Read More
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
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