Patricia A. Griffey, National Association of Health Underwriters
President, board of directors
National Association of Health Underwriters
After finding her way into the insurance industry while working as a part-time file clerk for a small-town insurance agency, Patricia Griffey earned her life and health license in 1979 and her P&C license four years later. She joined the Goodwin Company in 1987 and was soon promoted to vice president, directing the agency’s administration and marketing. In 2000, she was promoted again to COO. She purchased the agency in 2004 and renamed it Page 1 Benefits. Eight years later, Page 1 Benefits merged with the Healy Group, where Griffey holds the title of risk management advisor.
She has served in various positions in her local chapter and on the Indiana state board of the National Association of Health Underwriters and is the current president of the NAHU board of directors.Reflecting on the state of the industry, Griffey says she is “truly encouraged that today, a whole new generation is finding their way into our field deliberately. I would encourage those individuals to seek out new opportunities, regardless of their past education. I was not able to attend college, but thanks to opportunities available to me in this industry that I took advantage of, I like to think I turned out just fine. Those options are even more available today for those individuals who are willing to invest in their own professional education where necessary and available.”