Marla Everett, Property/Casualty Underwriter

Q: What brought you to MJ Kelly?  

A: A previous co-worker who was working at MJ Kelly brought me over as the company’s first Renewal Underwriter back in 2008.

Q: What do you like most about your work?  

A: Building relationships/friendships with agents while providing a very necessary service.  In addition, the wide variety of risks we review can be quite interesting.

Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?  

A: Keeping up with the ever changing markets/appetites.

Q: How do you keep up with news and trends regarding your industry?  

A: I stay connected on LinkedIn, and read IIABA and AM Best articles.

Q: How do you predict your industry will be different in two years, and how do you see MJ Kelly shaping that change?  

A: The delivery of carrier quotes to the applicant will become more streamlined. MJ Kelly will continue to be a forerunner in facilitating this process via our systems and customer service.

Q: Who has been your biggest influence, and how have they affected you?

A: My parents. They taught me to be responsible and work hard for what you want.

Q: What books and blogs are you currently reading? 

A: I’m not reading a particular book at this time but I typically read True Crime. I do try to keep up with PragerU and Ben Shapiro blogs. 

Q: What project are you the most proud of?  

A: I enjoy helping to facilitate departmental organization and workflow.

Q: What are some of your outside interests/hobbies?   

A: I enjoy visiting restaurants, watching movies and live bands, and love to travel.