Chad Gilpin, CIC
Commercial Lines Advisor
TCOR Management, New Braunfels
How did you get into the insurance industry?
My father owned an agency in San Antonio, and he suggested I interview with The Hartford as I was coming out of college. They had a great training program and the ability to move upward in the company.
What do you like most about your job?
The opportunity to work with business owners to help them build a better organization and the ability to help them make decisions on how they will grow their business.
What is the most challenging part of working in the insurance industry?
The vast amount of information you have to know to help your customers, (i.e.; regulations, changing coverages, business economics, and more.)
What is something about the insurance industry most people don’t know?
There is a great variety of job opportunities within the industry. You have everything from independent small agencies to wholesale brokers, large agencies and multi-national companies that someone can work for during their career.
What would you tell young people who are considering insurance as a career choice?
The insurance industry can provide anyone with the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance while still on par compensation wise with any other industry, as well as give people the choice to work all over the world if they so choose.
Bonus Question: What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?
I really enjoy coaching my kids in youth sports.