Linda Ayles CIC, CWCS - Commercial Lines Account Manager
While working in a banking career, an opportunity to become a commercial underwriter for Aetna Life and Casualty presented itself over 30 years ago. I took that opportunity and let’s say the rest is history.
Over the years, I have enjoyed working for several national insurance companies as a commercial underwriter until I found my home away from home here at DiMatteo in 2004. Moving from corporate to a family owned business was and is refreshing. I work for a great group of partners and have by far the best co-workers around.
The switch from a national insurance company to the agency side of this business was a big one, but the right one. One of the best parts of being on the agency side of insurance is working one on one with clients, solving their problems, and I get to be there for them when they need us most – during a claim situation.
I would have to say, one of my strengths is perseverance. My college commencement speaker’s advice to my class was: “Don’t be afraid to question everything.” I have always remembered that statement and it has served me well. You want me on your side when there’s an issue – I refuse to let go until I get it resolved!
I’ve always been tenacious, I might have honed that skillset during my days as a synchronized swimmer – talk about practice makes perfect!
Outside of DiMatteo, I truly enjoy having a great meal with family and friends. The simple life.