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.

June 2022

Jesse Abbott<br/>

Jesse Abbott

Here's Her Story: 

Key accounts are the lifeblood of a business - and making a good impression on decision-makers can make or break the relationship.  One of our producers had a new Business Advisor and decided to bring them out to meet the owners.  Honestly, it was risky.

But this Advisor’s obvious expertise during the presentation and the impression she left through her knowledge and demeanor was exemplary!  As a result, their growing business is now more likely to be committed to our relationship.

Jesse Abbott is a consummate professional and it comes through in all she does. We are lucky she is here, helping us all continue Building on a Legacy!

Here, in her own words, is a little more information about Jesse: 

You’ve been a valued Schwartz team member for many years now. What's the most important thing you've learned from a co-worker or client?

Small talk makes me uncomfortable, but in my work I have to be able to talk with anyone, anywhere. I once received a very valuable tip on small talk with strangers - strategies I use to this day. I still don't like small talk, but I hate awkward silences and this tip does the trick!

What do you find most challenging about being a Business Key Advisor? What do you find the most rewarding?

Staying on top of proactive goals is always challenging. If you don't prepare for the future, all you are doing is taking care of emergencies in the present. Finding coverage gaps and getting my insureds protected properly is the most rewarding part of my job.   

Let's pretend you never began working in the insurance field. What career would you have chosen?

I would have been a theatrical costume designer, putting my creative side to work. 

What's your favorite movie of all time? 

Earth Girls Are Easy, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.

Who gets your vote for the greatest rock band of all time?


Are you a Louisville native? If so, we have to ask: UK or U of L? 

Definitely a Louisville native - so of course I'm for U of L.

If you could vacation anywhere in the world (money being no object), where would it be and why?

Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii. I love to swim. They have some of the clearest waters in the world, and very private, isolated beaches. I'd love the peace and serenity with generous doses of scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, beachcombing and family picnics on the beach. 

What adjective best describes you? 


Pretend you could go back in time. What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?

To thine own self be true.