Some people grow up when they leave home for the first time, others when they graduate from college. My story is different. I’ve grown up through the insurance business, and my maturation process had little to do with textbooks and everything to do w
Chasity Devasurendra is always looking for a better way. This year’s NetVU Volunteer Service Award winner admits she has to control her compulsion to fix everything.
“I’m a fixer. It’s just my nature. I sometimes have to catch myself when I’m list
Cindy Kennedy didn’t know what she was in for. Yes, this was her first in-person chapter meeting since the pandemic so she knew it would feel a little different. But once she arrived at the New England chapter meeting with her mask on she still recog
I can’t wait to see you all in Denver. I’ve had my calendar marked for over a year, hoping we’d be able to return to an in-person Accelerate. As a Colorado native, I’m excited to share some of my favorite places and hope you’ll take time to enjoy som
What hasn’t already been said about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on businesses? After a temporary loss of equilibrium, we righted ourselves and started working remotely; later, the vaccines arrived, offering hope that things could return to n
Listen. Hear that booming baritone voice, the wicked New England accent? Wait, he’s coming this way. Around the corner struts 6’4” of encyclopedic knowledge, keen wit and a ready smile.
Much has been made of the post-pandemic world that awaits us. It’s a time of returning to the office, visiting clients in person again and maybe even permanent adoption of some of the digital tools that made remote working easier.
NetVU is on a mission to help you get over your fear of Download. Personal Lines Download has won widespread admiration, but Commercial Lines Download is a different story. Many firms are apprehensive about using it; for one, because they’re concerne
We all know and have been around some fantastic leaders. However, you could also say the opposite, and those not-so-great leaders are unforgettable as well. The tough part is figuring out how to be one of those great leaders and creating a company cu
What’s your definition of a leader? During our Annual Meeting in May I made the statement that everyone is a leader. Not a leader like the CEO who sits in his corner office and gives orders, but a leader who makes everyone around them better.
On June 10, 2021, panelists at an Accelerate webinar, “SignOn Once: Increase Efficiency and Protect Customer Data,” moderated by Nellie Massoni of Vertafore, discussed a crisis for the insurance industry — the increase in cyber threats and ransom att
NetVU’s Education Resource Subscription gives NetVU members (Vertafore customers) access to knowledge and education that opens the door to help your organization fully utilize every function of your Vertafore system and reach your professional goals.
A panel of two carrier representatives and two agency owners conveyed one collective message to NetVU members at an Accelerate webinar: As cyber risks increase, agencies and carriers must unite to federate.
Our July Meet the Board series features our new Board Member at Large, Bonnie Wood, who provides Voyager Support at Brown & Brown in Atlanta, Georgia. Bonnie resides in Atlanta with her husband, two daughters, and two crazy shih tzus, where one acts
Each year NetVU gives special recognition to members for exceptional service and dedication to its mission. Immediate past board chair Joe Clabaugh broke with tradition and announced that instead of bestowing the 2020 Chairman’s Award on a member, th
Cassidy Smirnow joined Vertafore four years ago and is currently the Chief Customer Officer. She also holds the Vertafore Executive Sponsor position on the NetVU Board of Directors. Cassidy grew up in the Washington D.C. area but has lived in the Den
Generosity is the rocket fuel that powers NetVU, and that doesn’t just mean members helping each other. Our members actively serve their communities, and in recognition of the fact that the pandemic has hit families hard, this year’s Day of Caring is
We’re looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Accelerate, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Now, there’s a way to get more of the great content and share it with everyone in your organization.
Kate O'Toole went to college in Pennsylvania and was planning to be an educator. She even told her family, who all help and work at her uncles’ agency in Pittsburgh, that she had zero intentions of falling into the family business. However, like it h
Game changing. Life changing. Change is in the air, and you can just feel it as we approach this year’s Accelerate, powered by NetVU. It will transform you and your organization. Yes, we’ll be virtual again, but by now we’ve all learned that we can o
Accelerate, powered by NetVU 2021 is back this year and better than ever. NetVU took all your comments and suggestions from last year’s Summer of Accelerate to produce a virtual conference that will literally knock your socks off. What’s New? What’s
Help us celebrate Carriers who enhance efficiency, profitability and streamlined operations for NetVU Members.
The Automation Excellence Award recognizes achievements in automation technology between carriers and agencies that have produced advanc
Organizations emerged stronger from 2020, tested by adversity and ready to face new challenges and unknowns.
People with far more recognition than I have said it best. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” “You miss every shot you don’
What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to recognize the women of the NetVU board and staff, past and present, who have helped shape NetVU into what it is today. What started as just one day, March 8th, International Women’s Day has e
Accelerate, powered by NetVU is the culmination of everything NetVUhas to offer, education and learning about better utilization of your Vertafore products, running your businesses and building long-lasting connections with your peers, Vertafore, and
Our March Meet the Board series features none other than Ex-Officio, Joe Clabaugh. Joe is a service manager at The Cincinnati Insurance Company, who has over five thousand employees. They use Vertafore technology such as TransactNOW and Sircon. Joe h
Dana Coates got involved with NetVU when they switched from a competing management system to Vertafore. When switching to Vertafore Dana took advantage of the NetVU Community where he realized there is a vast wealth of knowledge. Still utilizing the
Oliver got involved with NetVU because of his agency’s use of Vertafore products. Currently his agency uses Vertafore Agency Platform, AMS360. Oliver has learned that using this technology is much like any other. It may not automatically work or save