At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, the importance of the Receptionist position, aka the Vice President of First Impressions, cannot be overstated. This person is the first point of contact for clients and customers and strives to make individuals feel valued and comfortable. At EPB&B, the VP of First Impressions, is often an initial stepping stone for those interested in a career in the insurance industry, and we are proud to say we successfully train our front desk team members, promoting them seamlessly into other positions within EPB&B; So successfully in fact, that the past eight employees that started at reception currently work in other positions at EPB&B. With this philosophy, we welcome our new Vice President of First Impressions, Jane Reed, to our team. Here is more about Jane and her interest in pursuing a career in the insurance industry.
- What is your background in the insurance industry? Having come from banking and medical offices, this is my first step into insurance.
- What interests you most about working in the insurance industry? Being new to the insurance industry, I was ready to make a change to help serve the community. My grandfather retired after 35 years in the insurance business and I was told it is definitely in my gene pool.
- What made you choose EPB&B as the next step in your career path? A friend and current employee knew I wanted a career change and suggested EPB&B because of the great people and dedication to serving the community. Not to mention EPB&B being selected as a Top Workplace caught my interest.
- Is there anything you’d like to share to let people know more about you? Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I have called Portland my home for nine years. You can catch me taking in the Portland food scene or cheering on one of my many favorite sports teams in my spare time.
Welcome To the EPB&B team Jane.