Tell us about yourself as a professional. Do you have a special interest or area of expertise,
unusual background or experience, or a topic or skill you’re working to get better at?
I am an insurance professional who possesses expertise in personal lines insurance, technology strategy, and the implementation of enterprise cyber security policies. My career in insurance began in 2005 when I started working as a software developer for a major insurance client. During this time, I gained a comprehensive understanding of personal lines auto insurance.
Driven by my passion for this industry and my desire to expand my skillset, I pursued my CPCU designation and successfully completed all the required coursework and exams in 2014. I have been working with Cabrillo Coastal since 2009, where I currently lead the digital strategy for providing personal lines insurance in areas exposed to catastrophic events.
In addition to my CPCU designation, I also hold ARe and AINS designations from The Institutes Designations. On the technology and project management side, I have obtained my PMP and AWS Solution Architect Associate designations. As for my future endeavors, I'm striving to enhance my knowledge and skills in the field of data science and machine learning.
Why are you passionate about working in insurance and/or risk management?
Insurance plays a crucial role in maintaining a stable society, particularly in areas like Florida where there is a constant influx of new residents, the demand for new homes is high. As a result, there is an increased need for additional insurance capacity to ensure that homeowners and individuals are protected against unforeseen risks and events.
This is an exciting time to be in the insurance industry, as we are witnessing a shift from traditional claims check focused approach to a more proactive workflows that leverages advanced technologies and data science to prevent claims from happening in the first place. As the industry continues to evolve, there are many opportunities to innovate and make a positive impact on people's lives by providing them with greater security, peace of mind and delightful end to end insurance workflows.
Tell us about something you enjoy outside of work, a cause you support, a hobby, family activity, or anything else that is important to you.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy reading books from various genres, including fiction and non-fiction. I find reading to be an excellent way to unwind and learn new things. Moreover, spending quality time with my daughters is a top priority for me, and I make sure to dedicate enough time to create meaningful memories with them.
In your opinion, what’s the best thing about being a CPCU Society member?
Networking, volunteer opportunities and professional growth.
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