Insurance sometimes gets a bad name. But in truth, it’s an industry for the people. It exists to protect people against loss.
The ability to “do good works” is partly what drew philanthropic-minded Victoria Dearing (pictured) to the industry – that and the fact that insurance is well and truly “in [her] blood.”
In 1992, Dearing followed in the footsteps of her parents, grandfather and uncle by joining the insurance industry as an agent on The Big I of Illinois’ E&O program. She told Insurance Business: “I discovered that I loved professional liability. I was able to broker other lines like D&O, EPLI, school leaders, real estate agents’ E&O and even some media, and I took advantage of that. I have a deep-rooted love for this niche that I’ve developed over the years, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”
Dearing is now vice president and broker at Breckenridge Insurance Services, where she uses her diverse skills and knowledge to drive results across a range of products and programs.
In addition to her role at Breckenridge, Dearing took the helm this year as president of the Fort Worth CPCU Society. She’s also a keen philanthropist, a photographer, and a former steering committee member of PLUS Texas.
Dearing has been named an Insurance Business Top Specialist Broker 2018. We caught up with her to get a snapshot of her journey in the industry:
My mother was a reinsurance underwriter, my father was a commercial risk manager, my grandfather owned an agency in SE Missouri, and my uncle was a state auditor for the Missouri Department of insurance – it’s in my blood!
I spent summers and after school preparing files for “paper free in 83” back in the 80’s and despite trying to fight genetics, here I am!
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