This is the first installment of a new series on our blog called “A Day in the Life,” where various IIANC staff members will be documenting what a typical day looks like for them – from start to finish! The following post is from Lisa Weatherly, the Agency Manager of NCAIA. Enjoy!
The alarm goes off and just as quick as the music begins the
snooze button is pressed (twice) giving the best 14 minutes of sleep.
I’m up to get ready for the day… but first all the four-legged kids get a pat on the head and their blanket tucked in around them. My feathered kid, a bird named Kermit, hears the water turn on and begins calling “MiMi, I love you…..shower, shower”.
Ready for work, with lunch in hand, I begin my 45 minute
drive to the office. This devotional time starts my day on a happy note.
Arrive at work with my To-Do-List in mind. The “hope to get done” To-Do-List quickly changes as emails are opened and NCAIA staff requests my assistance. I enjoy coming into my office and seeing a picture my staff put together for me! It makes me smile every time I see it.
From 7:00 a.m. until leaving, usually around 5:00 p.m. my
days are fast paced and non-stop consisting of meetings, both internal and
external, phone calls, emails, and typical manager duties.
NCAIA (North Carolina Association of Insurance Agents) only has one client, it is an extremely large and important one! NCAIA handles the insurance for the State of North Carolina acting as the procurement arm for NC Department of Insurance’s state Risk Managers. NCAIA staff is in daily contact with those Risk Managers, and on a quarterly basis we hold renewal meetings to go over all policies coming up for renewal 90 days out. During this meeting the state’s Risk Managers provide each Account Executive renewal instructions for every policy. All new business requests require the approval of the State Risk Managers before NCAIA has the authority to market the coverage. Annual renewal meetings are held for large master policies with the State Risk Managers, State Entities and State universities in the UNC System.
My responsibility as the Agency Manager is to oversee the Account Executives as they market and service the state’s insurance, make sure workflow processes and procedures are kept current, schedule meetings, and give reports to the Board of Directors at IIANC Board of Directors meetings. I also act as the liaison between NCAIA and NCDOI, Insurance Carriers and Brokers.
There is never a dull moment and being able to multi-task is
a crucial part of my job.
Start the commute back home with two daily stops planned. First stop, the gym for a workout… Triathlon season is fast approaching! My second stop is my rescue farm to tend to the animals… my happy place.
I finally arrive home to eat a healthy dinner and unwind before heading off for my must-have eight hours of sleep!