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Awkward Insurance Episode 53

Discover why INS BEY and INS BRO are the perfect pair, just like a home and auto bundle.

We’re thrilled to welcome a special guest, Steve Bruder, Director of Channel Partnerships at Foxen, to join us for an engaging and thought-provoking episode. Steve is not only an esteemed professional in his own right but also the husband of our exceptional co-host, Ashley Fitzsimmons!

Unlike the traditional agency path, Steve has made a splash in the insurtech industry, making him a trailblazer in innovative insurance solutions. In this episode, we’ll gain insights into his unique approach to addressing gaps in coverage for multi-family owners, operators, and residents. 

Listeners will be captivated by Steve’s fascinating journey and the ways he is revolutionizing the insurance industry. Through his experience in insurtech, Steve has discovered how to leverage data and technology to deliver tailored solutions that meet the needs of his clients. Buckle up and get ready to be inspired as we dive into the world of insurtech with Steve.

Join us for this insightful conversation and get ready to expand your knowledge and career opportunities in the rapidly-evolving insurance industry.

Steve Bruder

Steve Bruder

Director of Channel Partnerships – Foxen

Steve Bruder joined the Foxen team in the fall of 2022 as the Director of Channel Partnerships; after spending close to 4 years at Beam Benefits where he led the charge on growing national broker partners, general agent partnerships, and PEO sales.

He is currently focused on developing the channel strategy and partnering with every insurance producer who works in the multi-family and construction space.

When he is not working or on the golf course, he is likely asking his wife, the Beyonce of Insurance, what type of shingles a roof has or if that house needs a handrail or not.

Dustyne Bryant, MBA, CIC, CISR

Personal Lines Academic Director

Dustyne Bryant,  is the Personal Lines Academic Director for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. In her role, Dustyne collaborates with National Alliance faculty and industry colleagues to research and analyze Personal Lines segment trends, data, and coverage in an effort to deliver relevant and quality educational content to growing insurance professionals. 

Ashley Fitzsimmons, CISR

Director of Professional Development, Ohio Insurance Agents Association, Inc.

Awkward Insurance Co-Host

Known as the Beyonce of Insurance, Ashley has grown up in insurance. She has real life experience on the agency side – for nearly the last decade. She has had to overcome the same daily struggles and has personally researched and implemented many tools and programs to help her family agency run more efficiently.

Nine years spent as the fourth generation in a family agency located near Scranton, PA, obtaining her CISR designation, multiple speaking engagements across the country as well as being nominated the 2018 National CSR of the year has given her the knowledge and experience to help other agents thrive instead of just survive.

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