NetVU Appoints Linda Dodson as Executive Director
Leader Brings Deep Agency, Carrier Experience to Network of Vertafore Users
Posted on: 4/15/2019
NetVU (Network of Vertafore Users) has named independent insurance agency channel leader Linda Dodson as executive director, announces Mike Foy, chairman of the NetVU executive board of directors.
Dodson started her insurance career with Rand Insurance Inc., based in Riverside, Connecticut, in roles as producer, personal lines account manager and operations manager.
In 11 years at the agency, she served in significant, lasting volunteer roles with industry organizations ACORD, Agents Council for Technology (ACT), ACORD User Groups Information Exchange, IVANS, National Association of Professionals Insurance Agents, and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Dodson moved to the carrier side with Chubb Group of Insurance Companies in 1998.
She took on positions of increasing responsibility to support business units to develop agent electronic business strategies for sales and retention. While at Travelers Insurance from 2009 to 2016, she expanded the carrier’s agent experience department to integrate agency management systems, oversaw personal lines agency and field sales solutions, and led a team that supported more than 2,800 agency locations. She joined NetVU from Dodson Experience Corp., a consultancy focused on insurance marketing, sales and user experience.
“Linda Dodson is highly accomplished as a leader in the insurance industry. She has an extensive understanding of the independent agent channel, having spent time with carriers Travelers and Chubb for much of her career, as well as with an independent agency,” says Foy. “Her passion aligns with so many of ours — to improve the customer experience and grow our businesses. Of course, a major way to do that is through the use of technology solutions.”
Amy Zupon, CEO of NetVU founding partner Vertafore, says, “At Vertafore, we’re dedicated to the independent agent, empowering our users to drive great successes and experiences through our solutions so they can focus on what matters most — their customers. To deliver innovative solutions to independent agents, MGAs, carriers and more, we emphasize the importance of partnering with leaders who understand the value of improving customer experiences, while growing their businesses.
NetVU offers an invaluable experience by facilitating users helping users, connecting with Vertafore, and more. Linda and her vast experience in the industry embodies the mission of placing user experience as a top priority.” Dodson will be introduced to NetVU’s membership at its world-class, flagship event, Accelerate, powered by NetVU, to be held in Cincinnati May 21-23, 2019. The user group’s new tagline, “Strength in Members,” will be showcased as the conference theme.
About NetVU: NetVU is an independent national member organization committed to providing industry advocacy, world-class education and networking to more than 25,000 insurance agencies, carriers and MGAs, and more than 500,000 users of Vertafore's solutions. NetVU's leaders envision a thriving, profitable insurance industry fueled by vibrant, efficient firms that fully leverage everything Vertafore's products have to offer.