Linda began her career at West Bend in 1976 in the agent’s service department typing policies on an old- fashioned typewriter. After three months, she transferred to commercial lines casualty rating and has been there ever since. In the early years, Linda assisted with the calculation of commercial premiums using paper-rating manuals, desk calculators and sent the information to entry via written code blocks. In 1984, the PMS system introduced computer rating for two lines: WC and Auto simplifying the commercial lines process. Over the years, Linda held various positions moving on from a casualty rate clerk to premium audit supervisor, CL trainer, underwriting assistant, underwriter, sr., CL underwriter, staff underwriter (now known as product management), sr. regional sales manager-Southeastern WI, regional UW supervisor and presently regional underwriting manager. Her tenure with West Bend spans over 40 years of service. During her five years of service in the sales division, Linda was voted “Company Representative of the Year” by the professional insurance agent organization of Wisconsin for her customer service work in the insurance industry. “I have been given incredible career opportunities to personally grow with education and leadership throughout my career here at West Bend. Every day I still learn something new that is useful to the underwriting role. I have met and worked with so many incredible people, both inside and outside of the organization; many who I maintain close friendships with. I truly value the many friends I have made over the years and the associates whose careers I have affected through my leadership. “
Congratulations to our associates celebrating milestone anniversaries in December!
It was Ugly Sweater day at West Bend and the associates did not disappoint!
The Terrace was full of holiday cheer today as part of the River City Irregulars were here belting out the classics during lunch for our associates! Thank you!