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Insurance Agent - Self Employed Resume Example

Aria Barnes
XXXX XXXX XX, Troy, MI 48084
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic insurance professional with a solid history of achievement in insurance sales, management and portfolio underwriting.   Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Track record of achieving exceptional results in building and maintaining a profitable book of business focused around proving exceptional customer service.

  • Self Starter who can quickly adapt to change   
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Underwriting, Retention and Customer Service Skills
  • Consultative Selling and Marketing  
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Multitasking using different platforms
Self Employed Jul 2013Present Insurance Agent Troy , MI
  • Serviced brokerage business after receiving a buy-out from Nationwide Insurance.  A non-compete is ending allowing me to pursue other insurance opportunities.    
Agency Owner Aug 1998Jul 2013 Nationwide Insurance Grand Blanc, MI
  • Agency owner overseeing all activities related to running a successful multi-line agency. 2-8 employees, two locations, 3-5 million of multi-line/multi-carrier premium.   
  • Involved in all daily operations of the agency: underwriting, marketing, retention, new business, and customer service.
  • Implemented unique sales and marketing & underwriting plans that resulted in becoming one of the top performing and profitable agencies in Michigan.  
  • Completed daily field work inspecting homes and commercial property risks throughout Michigan.
  • Interviewed, hired and trained new employees.
  • Attended company meetings and participated in groups to improve processes, and procedures.   
  • Involved in community outreach that benefited the community and help the agency grow.  
Underwriting Portfolio Manager Aug 1996Aug 1998 Nationwide Insurance Clarkston, MI
  • Responsible for effectively managing P&C and commercial underwriting results for over 30 agencies and over 60 million in premium.  
  • Daily interaction and training of new agents and staff according to company best practices.  
  • Partnered with seasoned agents with marketing, account completion, retention, and complex issues.
  • Actively participated on three market teams to drive state growth results and profitability goals.   
  • Completed detailed portfolio analysis that assisted agencies in identifying trends and improving overall profitability within their  agencies. 
  • Initiated action plans which resulted in the achievement of exceeding the majority of key underwriting objectives. 
  • Conducted agency audits. 
Portfolio Underwriter Jul 1995Aug 1996 Nationwide Insurance Troy , MI
  • Monitored daily case underwriting for over 50 agencies and staff in accordance with established best practices.
  • Conducted agency file reviews in adherence to key underwriting benchmarks and standards.
  • Visited agencies and provided field training on property risks.
Account Representative Feb 1990Jun 1995 Metropolitan Life Insurance Southfield, MI
  • Implemented sales strategies and marketing plans.
  • Wrote new business and provided outstanding customer service to established book of life & health, financial, and P&C policyholders.
BBA: Finance Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant , MI

Nationwide top Contingent Bonus qualifier for growth & profitability: 2004 - 2010  
Nationwide Agency of the Month - multiple years
Nationwide Agent of the Year: 2000
Nationwide Outstanding service award: multiple years 
Met Life  Life Conference Qualifier: 1993
Met Life Rookie of the Year: 19991 

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Previous Companies:

  • Insurance Agent
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance

Previous Job Positions:

  • Self Employed
  • Agency Owner
  • Underwriting Portfolio Manager
  • Portfolio Underwriter
  • Account Representative


  • Central Michigan University

Level of Education:

  • BBA

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