Why Community Engagement Matters for Independent Agents

Agency Culture, Industry Experts, Personal Lines, Small Commercial Lines

Agency Nation’s Sydney Roe talks to Alexis Holzer, Safeco’s manager of agent giving, about Safeco’s agent giving programs and how independent agents can give back to their community.



Want to know more about how to tell your clients about your community involvement? Read Alexis’s piece “clients want to know: how are you giving back?”

Sydney Roe

Agency Nation

My entrepreneurial roots date back to the summer of 6th grade. My neighborhood water balloon sales venture turned lucrative when requests from multiple local youth groups caused me to employee my 8th grade friends. After realizing there wasn’t a long-term future in the water balloon industry, the insurance industry’s prioritization of relationships captivated my attention.

Life as a commercial lines producer gave me insight into the nuts & bolts of an independent agency; while my time in the association world has given me a 30,000 foot view of the industry. Continuing to connect with insurance innovators who have a drive to push the industry forward into the digital realm is my passion. Let’s talk if that’s you!

Networking Ninja. Relentless Brainstormer. Self-sufficient Collaborator. Entrepreneurial Geek.

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Viveca McDowell
4 years ago

I love Safeco self service website

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