Put in the hard work and the sky’s the limit

Burns & Wilcox’s Amber Carver believes women have what it takes to succeed in insurance

Put in the hard work and the sky’s the limit

Insurance News

By Heather Turner

Like many others in this industry, Amber Carver joined the insurance business thanks to family ties – her mother worked at State Farm Insurance, where Carver started her insurance career working right alongside her.

“She instilled a great work ethic in me from a young age, but that was solidified when I worked with her,” said Carver.

After completing her training at the Salt Lake City Police Academy, Carver returned to her insurance roots. For the past 17 years, she has been with Burns & Wilcox’s Salt Lake City office, and currently serves as vice president, associate managing director.

Although she has been in the insurance game for nearly two decades, the commitment and lessons she learned while at the police academy continue to stick with her, and all her hard work has paid off. She has been the recipient of the company’s Top Producer award for the past three consecutive years, and she has also received the Top New Business Income Award.

Want the latest insurance industry news first? Sign up for our completely free newsletter service now.

“Put in the hard work and time and the sky is the limit on what you can achieve,” she said. “Don’t get caught up in what others are doing. Worry about yourself and be the best you can be.”

Carver believes that exceptional customer service is the key to success, and hopes that more women find their way into an insurance career, just like her and her mother did years ago.  

“This is a very rewarding industry to be in, not only from a financial point of view, but from a moral standpoint as well,” noted Carver.

Believing that women have innate qualities that are a great fit for insurance, such as the ability to multitask, Carver is confident that women who enter this industry hold the qualities needed to be successful.  

“We are fortunate enough to make a difference in people’s lives where if we are doing our job, we are impacting their lives and livelihood for the better. It is a great responsibility, but very rewarding as well,” she continued. “I would love to see more women take part in it!”

Related stories:
Burns & Wilcox expands Salt Lake City, Las Vegas offices
Sustaining the future of insurance


Keep up with the latest news and events

Join our mailing list, it’s free!