February 2020 Member Spotlight

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 09:12
by Sandy Crayton

Erin Wind

How long have you been in the industry?  6 years

What is your current position and employer?  I work at Elephant Insurance as our MIS Product Owner.

How long did it take you to obtain your CPCU?  3-4 years

What do you like most about your job?  I have been the Product Owner for our Data Warehouse for about a year and what I find most interesting about the job is getting a first-hand look at how data drives the business. Whether it’s assessing daily operations, Marketing effectiveness, Pricing analysis, or Finance and Regulatory Reporting, everything is dependent on accessible and reliable data. I enjoy being a part of making that happen.

Why or how did you start in the insurance industry?  I fell into it when I was looking for a job after graduate school. I landed in sales at Elephant, went to Underwriting from there, then Product and now MIS.

Do you have any advice for anyone thinking of getting the designation?  Don’t procrastinate too much between tests. The tests are easier if you take them in close succession because much of the information overlaps. I didn’t do this until the last four.

What book did you read last?  On the Move by Oliver Sacks (This is his memoir, but if you are into non-fiction and are fascinated by neurology I recommend anything he has written)

What is your favorite restaurant?  Pescados in Midlothian

What college/university did you attend? Longwood University for undergrad and the University of Northern Iowa for grad

Tell us something about yourself outside of your insurance career.  I am a classical singer and am the director of the Richmond Women’s Chorus.


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