Agency Network Exchange
Thirty years ago, Elizabeth Schenk took a ‘temporary’ job as a receptionist at an insurance brokerage. “I immediately fell in love with the business and began my journey with the help of some wonderful mentors,” she says.
Schenk spent several years as a producer and agency manager at an independent agency before moving to the insurer side as an underwriter. She so enjoyed working with agents that eventually she took a job as a production underwriter with Berkley, a territory manager for Liberty Mutual and a position with the national network Agency Network Exchange (ANE).
In 2019, Schenk was named CEO of ANE. She makes a point of paying forward the knowledge she’s acquired from industry associations and mentors by being an active participant in associations and mentoring young women entering the industry. “Our industry is currently entering an entirely new chapter,” she says. “My goal is to make certain we do everything possible to help the independent agency not only survive but thrive.”