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
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