In this episode host Dustyne Bryant and guest-host and fellow Academic Director Sarah Warhaftig, JD, CRM invite Kim Beach to talk about her career change from television marketing and sales to insurance, her family affair in insurance, and effort to create a safe space for women in insurance and women seeking insurance. Kim is the owner of Village Insurance, founder of InsureWomen, and was awarded 2022 Class of Elite Women by Insurance Business America.
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A relentless marketer, Kim has worked in various sales and marketing occupations for over 30 years. The large majority of her career was spent in the television industry and, more recently, the insurance industry. She started Village Insurance in 2018 (from scratch) and currently supports more than 300 clients. Village Insurance is where her passion for empowering women in the insurance buying process all began.
Kim launched InsureWomen on March 8, 2021 (International Women’s Day) to fill a need for female insurance buyers who did not feel comfortable with the insurance buying process. The mission of InsureWomen is to empower women in the insurance buying process to feel confident, educated, and treated with the respect and attention they deserve. She is also creating a network of female agents across the country who have a passion for serving these female buyers. She launched the InsureWomen “Founding Member” Campaign on March 8, 2022 and currently has 50 members.
Locally, Kim provides leadership to several groups including the Mariemont Area Chamber of Commerce, Mariemont Preservation Foundation and Route 50 LINK. She recently ran for and won the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man/Woman of the Year for Greater Cincinnati (2020).
As a competitive athlete, Kim has participated in three marathons and three triathlons. She also enjoys teaching Spinning and riding outside. As a major fan of rhyming, she is also a published poet in “Voices of Michigan”, Volumes II and III, with “The Maidens Voyage” and “The Mother Ship”. Kim also captains a virtual sailboat, The Chit Chat, on a summer voyage to Mackinac Island each year with a crew of women.
Sarah Warhaftig, JD, CRM
Sarah Warhaftig is the Academic Director of Risk Management Programs for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. She is responsible for the Certified Risk Manager (CRM), the Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM), and the Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation programs.
Dustyne Bryant- 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.