E & S
Director of inside sales
AEGIS GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY
When he started out in the industry, Joe Harner immediately saw that insurance was more than just a business. “Early in my career, I was attracted to the signifi cant impact insurance has on our society, and vice versa,” he says. “Hurricane Katrina and the recession in the late 2000s are considerable examples [that occurred] during my tenure. The extent to which our industry infl uences the world is impressive and undeniable.”
Recently promoted to director of inside sales, Harner leads a team of P&C producers and has his sights set on attaining double-digit growth in 2016 for both the team and his personal book.
Harner feels seeking mentorship is key for those just starting out in insurance to establish a good foundation. “Take advantage of the time you get to spend with industry veterans,” he says. “Shadow them, ask them tons of questions, bounce new ideas off them, and always ask for constructive feedback. Fundamentals often remain constant. Your contributions will be greater by learning from the past and building off of it.”
Aegis General Insurance Agency
2407 Park Drive P.O. Box 3153 Harrisburg, PA 17105