We are pleased to introduce EPB&B’s newest team member, Commercial Lines Account Manager Amber Anderson. With two decades in the insurance industry, Amber brings knowledge and experience with her and an appreciation for the business and the clients she serves making her a great fit at EPB&B. We asked Amber to share a little about her experience, career goals, and life in the great outdoors.
Tell us a little about your background in the Insurance Industry? I took my first Account Manager position 22 years ago and never expected it to become a life-long career. I began as a Personal Lines Account Manager in 2001 and assisted with Farm and Agribusiness in Eastern Washington. I loved the challenge of Agribusiness. Being as it is a combination of both personal and commercial insurance, it kept me on my toes! Once I’d experienced a taste of the commercial side, I knew that’s where I wanted to be.
What is it that you like about working in the industry? I was born to be a helper, a listener, and a problem solver. I didn’t grow up thinking, “I’m going into insurance when I grow up!” However, I’ve learned that this industry is really about relationships with people, listening to their needs, and finding solutions that fit their individual situations. I love being that helper, listener, and problem solver I was born to be. Each day presents a new puzzle to solve and new challenges that help me grow as a professional. It all strengthens my ability to assist my clients.
Why have you chosen EPB&B as the next stop for you on your career path? When I met the people here at EPB&B, I immediately knew this was where I wanted to be. The culture, dedication to being the best they can be, the support of each other, and the quality of service provided to the clients were impressive and inspiring. I wanted to contribute and collaborate in this supportive environment. I knew I’d made a great decision on my first day in the office.
Anything you would like to share that will help others get to know you a little bit better? I’ve lived in the Pacific NW for all but three years of my life and don’t think there’s a more beautiful place to live. I grew up a small-town girl surrounded by nature and am still one at heart. If there’s an activity outdoors, I’m all about it. Except hiking. Nope, can’t make me. Pacific NW summers are the absolute best, so I squeeze as much fun into my weekends as possible (before the rain traps us indoors for nine months!) I love camping, kayaking, wine tasting, and bonfires with friends I also have a passion for travel. I love experiencing other cultures and cuisines and making new friends in the places I visit.