Falls Church, VA
Patricia Hartness grew up in Arlington, Virginia, graduated from high school in 1995 and joined Foundation Insurance Group in 2000. “I started working in the insurance industry when I was 21 years old while taking some classes at NOVA,” she says. “I started working at Foundation Insurance Group as a receptionist/file clerk, and a few months later, I got my P&C license … I did customer service, account management, and now I’m a sales producer.”
Since then, Hartness has been writing personal and commercial insurance, and has developed expertise around the latter, specifically for contractors, restaurants and garages/gas stations. She has also established active working relationships with a good number of state and national carriers.
Hartness was named the number-one producer at Foundation Insurance Group for 2015 and 2016, and is the only female sales producer thus far in the agency. Being bilingual has also allowed her to serve the Latino community more effectively.