Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker is pleased to welcome our new Commercial Lines Assistant, James Curtis to our team. With the addition of James, we have added ten new employees to our ever growing team in 2023 as we close out what has been a record breaking year for EPB&B. It is this success that has allowed us to hire skilled, motivated customer focused people such as James. Here is more about James, his experience and his love of music.
What is your background in the Insurance Industry? I have been in the insurance industry for a year and a half. During my time in insurance, I have been focusing on the construction industry. I worked as a CIP (Controlled Insurance Program) administrator with my prior agency. Collaborating with General Contractors and Sub-contractors was an amazing experience. It gave me new light into the construction industry and their exposures. I developed many professional work relationships.
What do you enjoy most about working in the industry? What I enjoy most about working in the insurance industry is the day-to-day challenge. No day is ever the same and there is always something new. Also, I enjoy meeting insureds in person and developing a professional relationship. When insureds can put a name on the face it makes it more personal than just seeing an email.
What made you choose EPB&B as the next step in your career path? I heard about EPB&B through a family member who is also a current employee. When I interviewed, I was beyond impressed. My goals and aspirations aligned with the Agency and the level of support and training offered made it an easy choice.
Tell us a few fun facts that will help get to know more about you? I am a Portland native and now living in Oregon City. I enjoy listening to and playing music. I am currently learning how to record my own music at home. Also, I enjoy reading. Fantasy, Horror, & Adventure are my top three genres. My current favorite Author is Brian McClellan. Last, the #1 place I want to visit is Tokyo, Japan.
Welcome to the team James.
Interested in joining our team? Contact Kim Hawkins at KHawkins@epbb.com to learn more.