The early aughts recession turned out to be Amy Davis’s lucky break. As a senior at Clemson University, she discovered the insurance world when she happened upon Aon at a Clemson career fair in 2008. “I was just happy to get a job. Little did I know what great experiences were ahead of me, especially my eventual position with MJ Insurance,” she says.
For three years, Amy worked in Atlanta with Aon in healthcare consulting. Shortly after the company’s merger with Hewitt, she was recruited to Towers Watson as a senior analyst and large market project manager, a great opportunity to work with Fortune 50 accounts. After three years at Towers Watson, she had a desire to relocate back home to Indiana, so she connected with a family friend who happened to be part of MJ leadership. Shortly thereafter, Amy was hired as client executive, a new position that she helped build out in our Employee Benefits Department.
Amy wasted no time diving into her role, making a list the very first week of things the agency needed to do for an enhanced client and employee experience. Her forward-thinking vision and proactive approach led to quick advancement, and she is now VP of Client Experience for MJ’s Benefits Consulting department.
“The consulting-based mindset and the fact that MJ is a family company has really resonated with me,” explains Amy. “It’s a place where I get to work with people I like and respect, who are motivated to do what’s right, but at the same time understand the importance of work-life balance. I get a boutique experience with big business challenges, and that keeps me engaged.”
And by “boutique,” she doesn’t mean small. “There are many benefits of working at a boutique firm—lack of red tape, entrepreneurial spirit and continuous opportunities to implement new ideas, no matter your role,” she explains. The associate-first mentality is another thing she loves. “MJ’s purpose is to inspire the success, fulfilment and wellbeing of each person we serve, starting with our associates. It’s not just something we have on the walls, but something we truly believe in.”
“Insurance gets saddled with a negative image of being boring and technical,” she says, “But I’ve discovered that it’s always changing, and there’s always something new to learn. I get such fulfillment from what I do, and that makes me so incredibly grateful for that chance encounter at a college career fair years ago—and even more grateful to have found a home at MJ.”