New Year means a new Young Broker's Network Committee and what better way to get to know a committee than to interview them! Tis week we are talking with Vanessa Duguay, one of our co-chairs, from Kent & White Insurance / Assurance Kent et White.
1.Tell me a bit about yourself and your family.
**I am married to my husband Luc Duguay, We lived in Tremblay, close to Petit-Rocher, NB. We are proud parents to a 2 years old Zackary.
2. Have you always lived in New Brunswick?
**Yes born and raised. In 2009, I was lucky to go live in France for a year as part of a Rotary Student exchange.
3. What are some of your favorite past-times?
**I always enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Doing outdoors activity but nothing like a good take out meal (to be more specific, a good poutine) and Netflix at home, especially since covid.
4. What is your educational background?
**I student at CCNB and graduated and received my diploma in Marketing. In 2020, I completed my CAIB and I planned on continuing my educations in the insurance industry.
5. How long have you been involved in the insurance industry? As a broker?
**I have been involved in the insurance industry & at Kent and White Insurance since 2015. I started as a personal line broker.
6. How did you get into the insurance industry?
**I was looking for an industry that would give me challenges, that I could learn new things everyday & that would give me a secured job in my home town to raise my family and the Insurance industry was exactly something that seemed a good fit.
7. What is your position?
**I am the personal line team lead at Kent & White Insurance
8. Please give a brief summary of your time in the industry.
**I started at Kent & White Insurance in 2015 as personal line broker. I got involved right away with the Young Broker Network. Thanks to my boss Brian who encouraged me to get involved. I think it made the world of a difference to get to know a lot of young brokers and have their support while being new and learning the industry. I was then a personal line advisor & an account manager for a couple of years to now be the personal line team lead but I like to be able to help where I can even if it means learning new task!
9. What is your favorite part of being involved in the insurance industry?
**It’s a secured job. People will always need insurance. I also enjoy meeting people all over the province doing the same job as me while being involved in the YNB. I am passionate about helping people and in this industry, making sure people belonging are well protected in a case of a loss, it means the world to me.
10. Your aspirations, plans for the future?
**Personally, to try to be the best mom and wife as possible to Zackary and Luc and spend as much time as possible to the people close to my heart. Life is too short. Enjoy the moment.
Professionally, I want to keep learning and be the best team lead I can be to the team. I want to developpe my education on the management side and possibly starts a new designation.
Well Thank you very much Vanessa for taking the time to chat with us. Join us next week when we will be talking with Ryan Cain of Cain Insurance.