Insurance Nerds Stands With Black Lives Matter

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First, I must apologize for my silence over the past week. Insurance Nerds was created as a place to share career advice and shape the discussion around culture and education within insurance organizations. But, we have grown into a community of insurance professionals, and we have a platform that reaches many in our industry. Tony, … Read more

The Problem of Millennials

Originally published by AM Best in March 2017 Recently, I’ve been seeing a clip of Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last, talking about the problem of Millennials in the workplace on an episode of Inside Quest popping up on LinkedIn and Facebook.  Sinek says Millennials have a reputation for being … Read more

ODN Expands Business Development Team

In January 2020, ODN welcomed Lanaya Nelson to the executive management team to lead the company’s newly formed Customer Engagement and Marketing group. Lanaya brings nearly a decade of communications and marketing executive experience, most recently at the Lift Factor, an insurance industry-focused firm, and helped to advise the early growth of startup companies as the first … Read more


Originally Published In AM Best in May 2017 Generally, when I write about Millennials, I’m thinking of those of us in the industry and those who we are trying to attract as new talent. There’s a whole constituency that I don’t often devote much thought to. These are our millennial consumers. There are over eighty-three … Read more