In the latest segment of our Meet Our People series, we spoke with Julie Carter, one of the knowledgeable Sales and Service Underwriters on our Personal Insurance Solutions team. Let’s see what she had to say.
How long have you been at Gore Mutual? What first attracted you to the insurance industry?
I’ve been working at Gore Mutual for 13 years and before joining the company, I spent a decade as an insurance broker. I think insurance is in my blood. I’ve had other family members that worked in insurance. I was able to learn about the different facets of the industry from them and saw the many opportunities that this industry provides, making it an easy career choice right after finishing school.
What are some things you love about working here?
I love the people. It’s the answer a lot of us tend to give when asked this question – and that’s because it’s true! Working here is like having an extended family where everyone genuinely cares for each other. I love that the company encourages and actively listens to everyone’s ideas and feedback and sincerely takes them into consideration when making decisions.
What’s your favorite part about being an underwriter?
The relationships that I have built over the years with our insurance brokers is definitely my favourite part of the job. It’s great being to work together with them to find solutions that work best for the unique needs of our customers. I truly believe that building and continuing to strengthen those positive relationships is key to our success.
What do you want brokers to know about our Personal Lines offerings?
We’re always working to come up with new products and are continually evaluating our current offerings to ensure they meet the needs of our broker partners and modern customers.
How has our Personal Lines department evolved over the last few years?
We’ve strengthened our team and increased our expertise to better serve our brokers and customers. We’re listening to feedback from our brokers and becoming more agile to ensure we remain a competitive market for a long time to come.
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t rely on others to create your career path. Work hard, ask for what you want and be confident in yourself and your abilities.
What’s something people might not know about you?
I love to travel. I went to Portugal last year. It was my first time visiting Europe and I absolutely fell in love. I really want to spend more time exploring Europe and hope to visit Italy next. Anyone have any suggestions for what to see and do there?