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So why volunteer? Why get involved in a pursuit that adds hours to your day and doesn’t help you get your work done? I believe that if you spend most of the day working in an agency management system, the extra investment you put into optimizing that system will pay dividends in multiples. (Credit: bignai/Adobe Stock) So why volunteer? Why get involved in a pursuit that adds hours to your day and doesn’t help you get your work done? I believe that if you spend most of the day working in an agency management system, the extra investment you put into optimizing that system will pay dividends in multiples. (Credit: bignai/Adobe Stock)

Some people grow up when they leave home for the first time, others when they graduate from college. My story is different. I’ve grown up through the insurance business, and my maturation process had little to do with textbooks and everything to do with the power of human connection.

Serving one’s community is a satisfying thing, whether you define community as your hometown or your workplace. I learned that early on when I first attended a local chapter meeting of NetVU, the Network of Vertafore Users. I remember looking around and thinking, “These people know so much. I want to be like them one day.” I was intrigued and maybe just a bit intimidated.

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