RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders is proud to receive the coveted Agent for the Future title by Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance. The third annual Agent for the Future award celebrates the most forward-looking and digitally savvy independent agencies in the country. Criteria for the 2020 awards was focused on the unique challenges that COVID-19 brought and winners were recognized for the ability to cultivate new capabilities, accelerate digital presence and pivot to find new ways to attract and retain clients – all during a uniquely challenging year.
The 2020 Agent for the Future Award winners exemplify the trailblazing, innovative spirit that drives the independent agent channel forward. RiskSOURCE claimed the national award along with eight regional winners. Each receive a $5,000 cash prize to put toward an innovation or agency growth project. RiskSOURCE plans to use this money to expand the digital experience for clients. While nabbing an award is great, the drive behind the agency’s activities is to ensure ongoing success.
“We are committed to remaining independent and relevant into the future. That has to involve transforming into a digital agency, something we’ve been intently working on for the past several years,” says CEO, Jonathan Theders. President, Amanda Shults expands on what’s behind the agency’s digital push. “We want to take advantage of technology when it can ease and enhance the client experience for simple transactions,” she explains. “This also allows time for our team to spend with clients on more complex problems or situations that need extended research or have lots of moving parts.”
“Agent for the Future is one example of the many ways we at Liberty Mutual and Safeco champion independent agents,” says Tyler Asher, president of independent agent distribution at Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance. “It offers actionable advice from forward-looking agencies, expert insights from across the insurance ecosystem, and tools to help agencies grow. Through content, research, and the annual Agent for the Future Award, AFTF is a source of inspiration for how agencies can succeed today and into the future,” adds Asher, who was one of the judges for this year’s award.
RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders is eager to work with AFTF to expand the digital experience in 2021 and continue down the path of growth and innovation. Learn more about the Agent for the Future award.