Director of corporate development and senior vice president
After landing in insurance through a college internship at a retail agency more than 15 years ago, Kristen Skender has risen to become a senior vice president and director of corporate development at Jimcor Agency, where she’s responsible for strategic growth opportunities, operational best practices, and expansion and innovation of the brokerage division. Skender works closely with regional leaders and the corporate management team and relishes the fact that each day and each project looks different, depending on the company’s goals.
“I love helping our team build and grow with new opportunities, including carriers, specialties, people and geographical expansion,” she says. “I enjoy collaborating on initiatives, coaching and development programs across our teams to create meaningful results. In our ‘new normal’ post-COVID-19, I hope we hold onto the gratitude and appreciation of even the smallest moments, health and happiness we get to enjoy – gratitude for those around us, their contributions and our connections built in facing new challenges together.”