We are excited to be talking with Scott Howell on today’s episode of the Hive Five Podcast! Scott is an independent insurance agent with iProtect Insurance in Huntsville, Alabama. He is also a co-host of The Insurance Guys Podcast with Bradley Flowers, who we had on the Hive Five a couple episodes back. Scott talks about his background, but also all about the good, the bad, and the terrible of podcasting.
Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to be sitting down with Romby Bryant. Romby is a Farmers Insurance Agent in Plano, Texas. However, before becoming an insurance agent, Romby played professional football in both the NFL and in the Canadian Football League before retiring in 2014. We talk to him about how the drafting process works, but also how he transitioned from pro football to being an insurance agent.
This is an episode you won’t want to miss! We are honored to be talking with Rodney Smith Jr. today on the Hive Five Podcast. Rodney is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Raising Men Lawn Care Service. Raising Men Lawn Care Service is an organization that works to teach kids the importance of giving back to their communities by mowing free lawns for single moms, the elderly, veterans, and the disabled. They offer a 50 Yard Challenge that kids around the world can accept, and if they mow 50 free lawns, Rodney will fly out to them and gift them with a brand-new lawn mower.
Today on the Person Behind the Professional we are excited to be talking with Rani Alfers. Rani is a Farmers Insurance agent in Dallas, Texas. She started back in 2005 when she moved to Texas from Louisiana. Her agency has been named as one of the best home and auto insurance agencies by Dallas Magazine, in part due to her love for building long-lasting relationships with her clients and providing value for them on a consistent basis.
In this energy-filled episode of the Hive Five Podcast, we are talking with Devon & Jordan Mobley. Devon and Jordan are married, but also the cofounders of Rise Coworking in Moore, Oklahoma. While they aren’t able to both work full-time at Rise, they talk about how they are building it while working other projects. Devon works in IT and as a developer, while Jordan focuses mainly on Rise, but also does some photography.
Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are excited to be talking to Bradley Flowers, the owner and independent insurance agent with Alfa Insurance in Saraland, Alabama. Bradley also co-hosts The Insurance Guys Podcast along with Scott Howell. In 2017, he was also named the #1 Insurance Personality on Snapchat by the Wall Street Journal, so we are really excited to be able to talk to him about the story behind that.
On this episode of the Hive Five Podcast, we are glad to be talking with Jill Castilla, the President, CEO, and Vice Chairwoman of Citizens Bank of Edmond in Edmond, Oklahoma. Citizens Bank of Edmond is one of the most innovative and social banks in the nation. Jill has spent most of her career in the banking industry, but before that was in the United States Army. She is also an Army wife and an Army mom.
Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are super glad to be talking with Macy Pulliam. Macy is the founder and Lead Llama of Social Llama Events in Dallas, Texas. Social Llama Events is a full-service event planning and design firm that Macy started in June 2018 when she left her corporate job and decided to pursue her dream.
We are super excited to have been able to talk to Chris Paradiso in this Bonus Episode of the Hive Five Podcast. Chris is the founder of Paradiso Presents, but also the owner and insurance agent with Paradiso Insurance and Financial Services headquartered near Hartford, Connecticut. Through Paradiso Presents, Chris travels the country speaking to and teaching insurance agents about marketing for their insurance agencies. Over the years, Chris has become an expert in insurance marketing and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with other insurance agents. In fact, he donates all proceeds from his speaking engagements, conferences, and workshops to charity.
Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are excited to talk with Jonathan Russell. Jonathan is an independent insurance agent with the Jonathan Russell Insurance Agency in Irving, Texas. Before he was in insurance, he was in the military and worked as a helicopter mechanic, military intelligence officer, served in Operation Desert Storm, and was an aviation mechanic for a commercial airline. Jonathan discusses how all of this unique experience has impacted him and influenced how he runs his insurance agency.