Paul J. Norman, Norman-Spencer Agency
With nearly half a century of insurance experience, Paul Norman has spent his career developing industry-specific insurance solutions for unique business classes. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Marian University in 1973 and, after earning a master’s degree from Xavier University in 1974, began working as an account analyst and underwriter for Travelers Insurance. In 1988, Norman acquired his first insurance agency, which ultimately became Norman-Spencer. This was the first of many acquisitions and partnerships in the 30 years that followed, during which Norman built several organizations and mentored multiple generations of employees and industry leaders.
“One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned throughout my career is that in order for people to succeed long term, they need a work environment that enables them to be accountable for decisions without fear of failure and retribution,” he says. “I feel truly fortunate to have had great partners, strong team members and a supportive family. In my role, I strive for selflessness in mentoring and grooming those who’ve chosen my company as their platform for a meaningful and rewarding career in insurance.”
In 2015, Norman helped establish the nonprofit foundation NS Cares to support local charitable organizations. To date, NS Cares has raised and donated more than $250,000 to organizations like the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati, the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity.