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Andy Beauchamp vice president/director Beauchamp & McSpadden Experience: 15 years as an agent College: Ball State University ’94

What’s toughest about being a young agent in a field where the average age is 55?

I think many young agents feel pushback from agency principals in regard to streamlining their day- to-day activities. Gen X and Y agents work differently than baby boomers and like to have flexibility in their jobs to work hours that may not be the standard 8-to-5 work day. This can be accomplished through technology such as working remotely and allowing the young agent to complete tasks based upon deadlines and not necessary “seat-time” at the office.

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