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Dynamic, Results-Focused Professional Committed to Optimizing Underwriting Initiatives within a Growth-Driven Company
High-Volume Underwriting ￨ Policy Sales ￨ New Business Development
Team Building / Training ￨ Operations Analysis / Planning ￨ Trends Tracking
Territory Management ￨ Premium Retention ￨ Policy Growth ￨ Strategic Negotiations
Client Relations ￨ Risk Mitigation / Management ￨ Process Optimization ￨ Regulatory Compliance
Highly Accomplished Underwriter who contributes 30+ years of proven expertise in underwriting multiple lines of commercial insurance in multiple states. Top Performer who offers solutions-centric critical thinking for insightful, change-oriented results to align with a company s vision, value, and goals. Out-of-the-Box Thinker who rises above challenges to attain winning outcomes, including quickly adapting to evolving market scenarios. Excellent Communicator who builds solid relationships with key decision-makers, and who leads peers by example and with ethics and integrity.
Core Competencies Include:
Successfully managing the largest book of business at $20+ million in premiums.
Continually identifying strengths and weaknesses to boost bottom-line performance.
Utilizing best practices in alignment with regulatory guidelines and company objectives.
Exhibiting recognition as a quick study who rapidly picks up new industry trends / concepts.
Providing hands-on leadership support always willing to go the extra mile to surpass the status quo.
University of Wyoming
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Associate in Underwriting (AU)
Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Registered Workers Compensation Specialist (RWCS)
Xxxxxx Employers Mutual, Columbia, XXXXXX
Senior Underwriter Special Accounts
Capitalized on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking underwriting of submissions and existing policies with premiums from $50,000 to $1+ million based on an analytical evaluation of underwriting factors to achieve a profitable multi-state book of business, including applying advanced knowledge of workers compensation rules for Xxxxxx and other states in coordination with corporate, NCCI, and state-specific guidelines. Quantified risk factors to determine acceptability and develop pricing parameters. Recognized as the assigned underwriter for specific agencies producing a large volume. Supported seamless new systems testing to boost productivity and efficiency. Coordinated comprehensive account reviews axxxxxxng senior-level management teams, as well as Sales, Claims, and Loss Prevention Department personnel.
Regularly achieved renewal retention rate of 80% or higher.
Collaborated in resourceful training of newly hired underwriters.
Personally led corporate objectives in premium retention and policy growth.
Successfully managed the largest book of business at $20+ million in premiums.
Served as a key member of Xxxxxx Employers Mutual Corporate Innovation Team.
Continually exceeded strategic company goals to provide enhanced customer service efforts.
Served on UW Classification Committee, Employee Action Committee, and UW Activity Committee.
Erie Insurance Group, Peoria, IL
District Sales Manager (2000 2001)
Maximized bottom-line performance by driving competitive policy sales, underwriting, and agency operations initiatives, including recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing agents in exceeding goals within a Southern Illinois-based territory. Recognized as a valuable field underwriter in actively inspecting and recommending prospective risks to Home Office staff.
Launched dynamic new sales proxxxxxxtions programs.
Liaised axxxxxxng corporate and agency staff in resolving issues.
Collaborated with Branch Manager in analyzing trends and establishing goals.
Served as a go-to company representative in proxxxxxxting favorable policyholder relations.
Commercial Underwriter II (1997 2000)
Led efficient underwriting of multiple lines of commercial insurance within a large-scale territory with account premiums of up to $100,000, including delivering excellence in technical support and agent guidance to ensure seamless operational processes at all times. Recruited, trained, mentored, and managed a team of quick-learning agents on matters pertaining to agency operations, policy sales, underwriting, and general product knowledge. Built profitable relationships to facilitate success within a competitive market while designing and conducting sales proxxxxxxtions programs.
Led popular training / development seminars for underwriting staff.
Achieved line authority to $10 million in property and $5 million in liability limits.
Served as Team Leader for underwriting activities of 3 sales territories in Central Pennsylvania.
Performed as Field Underwriter tasked with inspecting and recommending risk to underwriting staff.
American States Insurance, Fort Scott, KS
Underwriter Commercial Insurance
Played a vital role in developing, implementing, and supporting commercial insurance products and pricing in designated territories of Oklahoma, Xxxxxx, and Texas, including managing books of business averaging 250 policies and $8 million in written premiums. Exhibited skill in communicating axxxxxxng all levels to deliver products to agents and customers.
Achieved designated authority to write up to $50,000 per line in premiums.
Successfully held authority limits of $10 million in property and $2 million in liability.
Earned authority to bind xxxxxxst hazardous exposure classes and approve regional office staff work.
Excellent Professional References Provided Upon Request
Hiring Agent Name
I am exploring a new career opportunity within a challenging [ Insert Job Title ] role, and I believe that I can make a positive contribution to your success.
To acquaint you with my background, I offer proven talents in High-Volume Underwriting, Policy Sales, New Business Development, Territory Management, Operations Analysis / Planning, and Premium Retention / Policy Growth. I am also well-versed in Team Building / Training, Client Relations, Trends Tracking, Risk Mitigation / Management, Strategic Negotiations, Process Optimization, and Regulatory Compliance. Furtherxxxxxxre, I consistently achieve winning outcomes due to my superior skills in critical thinking, time management, workflow prioritization, and attention to detail.
To complement this experience, please note that I attained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Wyoming. I hold credentials as an Associate in Underwriting (AU), Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Registered Workers Compensation Specialist (RWCS).
Recently, as a Senior Underwriter Special Accounts for Xxxxxx Employers Mutual, I successfully underwrote high-value submissions and existing policies with premiums from $50,000 to $1+ million based on an analytical evaluation of underwriting factors to achieve a profitable multi-state book of business, including applying advanced knowledge of workers compensation rules for Xxxxxx and other states in coordination with corporate, NCCI, and state-specific guidelines. Within this role, I profitably quantified risk factors to determine acceptability and develop pricing parameters. I was also recognized as the key underwriter for specific agencies producing a large volume, axxxxxxng other responsibilities.
A sample of my accomplishments included:
Regularly achieving renewal retention of 80% or higher.
Collaborating in resourceful training of newly hired underwriters.
Managing the largest book of business at $20+ million in premiums.
Personally leading corporate objectives in premium retention and policy growth.
Serving as a key member of Xxxxxx Employers Mutual Corporate Innovation Team.
Continually exceeding strategic company goals to provide enhanced customer service efforts.
Serving on UW Classification Committee, Employee Action Committee, and UW Activity Committee.
As this is just an example of my abilities, please refer to my enclosed resume for additional underwriting experience.
I am eager to discuss how my qualifications uniquely match your current and future needs, and look forward to interviewing with you soon.
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