Negar Sharifi, ASSUREDPARTNERS
Senior vice president, commercial lines
Negar Sharifi’s first job out of college was in the audit department at Deloitte & Touche, where she worked within the timeshare, hotel and property sector of accounting. In 2008, she decided to leave accounting to learn more about the insurance side of real estate. Since then, she has built a book of business consisting of more than 250 clients, primarily in the construction and real estate industries.
In 2016, Sharifi earned her CIRMS designation through CAI National, becoming one of only seven agents in Florida with this certification; the following year, she was recognized by Florida Community Association Professionals as a Woman of Industry.
“Staying connected within the community and getting to know and help the residents who reside in the communities I insure is key to growing my book,” Sharifi says. “Education is also a significant factor in successfully growing my book of business. I travel the state, teaching CEU classes to community association managers for continuing education credits, and am on the CAI Central Florida chapter board to stay abreast of the ever-changing industry, which allows me to better serve my clients.”