Employee Spotlight


ABOUT OUR CRUM AND FORSTER EMPLOYEES

Rand Bowers – Executive Accounting Specialist

I had never given much thought to working in the insurance industry, but I was between jobs so I signed-up with a temporary agency and was placed in the Bail Department. I was initially brought in just to help out the permanent employees. At first I spent most of my day making numerous copies of all types of documents. Many people might have found that job to be boring, but I was curious by nature and started reading some of the papers I copied. I soon discovered that there were many interesting aspects to the Bail Industry. I wanted to learn more, and when I started asking questions my supervisor began giving me more tasks to complete. I was eventually hired on permanently, and by then I had decided that I liked dealing with numbers best so I was offered the position of reconciling sales reports. I eventually moved into reconciling premium and BUF accounts as well as other financial spreadsheets. Accounting to me is like solving a puzzle, and I find it very satisfying when I’m able to locate all of the pieces and make them fit together correctly.

Although I do enjoy sitting at a desk and crunching numbers, once I get off work I head outdoors (weather permitting) for a brisk walk in the park. Walking is one of my favorite activities because it clears my head.  I take my Fitbit with me so I can keep track of how many steps I’ve walked (can’t get too far away from numbers even when I’m not working). I often challenge myself to see if I can walk a little more than I did the previous day (sometimes I can and sometimes I can’t) but when I go home I feel energized and am able to get a good night’s sleep so I can get up the next day and give my best effort to my job.

 


 

Jeremias Umale Jr. – Executive Specialist

I started in Bail back in 1998 as a contractual employee of then Ranger Insurance Company. A year and a half later, I got permanent handling reconciliation of sales reports. What I like about the Company, specifically the Bail department, is its professionalism and the friendliness of its staff.

My favorite food is Japanese. I have a close-knit family and Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love to travel and if given a chance, I would like to visit Israel. During my spare time, I go to the gym and work out. My hobbies include reading and watching TV, particularly news and sports.

I am grateful to be in Bail and blessed to be a part of this great Company!