MEET CORE VALUE AWARD WINNER: SCOTT SCHWARTZ – AUGUST 2022
Every month, Schwartz Insurance Group selects a peer-nominated associate to receive a Core Value Award. The winner is chosen because they "lived" one of our agency's core values - typically an event or accomplishment above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers. For the month of August, Scott Schwartz has "lived" our core value of "Building on a Legacy." Here's his story:
Our founder was an altruistic man. He would often do for others while sacrificing his own needs and comfort. It’s part of what endeared him to people.
In welcoming an agency that was joining our establishment, there was a long list of to do’s and certainly a need to build the trust that would come with time. With a friendly face onsite to offer support, our new team enjoyed a warm welcome and realized their value to SIG.
This was a selfless act and one that paid dividends from day one. Scott Schwartz acted as our founder would have – taking care of others before himself – and in doing so, he was clearly Building on a Legacy
Here, in his own words, is a little more information about Scott:
When did you first begin working in the insurance industry? Did you always know you would follow in your father's footsteps and continue building a legacy at Schwartz Insurance Group?
My first job in the insurance field was here at SIG, starting in 1990. I had no intention of following in my father's footsteps. It began as a short-term summer job - and it turned into thirty-two years! And I've thoroughly enjoyed it.
What has been the most rewarding part of your job as a Strategic Advisor at SIG?
I enjoy helping people - whether it's career-related or otherwise. The insurance industry provides a way for me to meet a multitude of people and enjoy many new friendships.
Is there any place in the world you haven't been that you would like to visit one day?
There are far too many to list, but I've heard that Hawaii is beautiful and well worth the trip.
If you could go back in time and give your eighteen-year-old self a bit of advice, what would it be?
Enjoy yourself and find something to do that you really like. Don't worry too much about the little stuff - you won't even remember it after a while anyway.
Do you have any hobbies or interests?
I like spending time with my family and getting out for a run.
What adjective best describes you?
Look ahead ten years. What do you see happening at Schwartz Insurance Group?
More of the same success we've had - slow, steady growth and helping lots of clients.
Congratulations on your Core Value Award, Scott - and thank you for doing such an exemplary job for Schwartz Insurance Group. You are appreciated!