• 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

  • 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

  • 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