Employee Spotlight


ABOUT OUR CRUM AND FORSTER EMPLOYEES

Allison Mariotti – Special Projects Associate and Operations Specialist

Growing up my mom worked in legal aid and for a handful of attorneys and judges, so the legal system always interested me. Years ago I “borrowed” a shirt from my mom which just so happened to be a Bail USA one. However, as I graduated from high school and I decided on a major I chose a field where I could work with children- Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in Children, Youth, and Families. I started working in daycares before I was out of high school so that’s what made sense. After graduation from Penn State I began teaching preschool and from there I switched to working in the behavior and mental health field, focusing on kids and adolescents with disabilities, specifically autism. I loved my job, even on the days that were mentally and physically challenging. Because of those challenges I decided that as much as I loved what I did I needed to make a change. For not only myself but for my family. I gave up summers off and took a huge leap and applied for the receptionist position that recently opened up at Bail USA in Greenville. In high school and even college I did some office work and did enjoy it so I hoped it would be a job I could turn into a lifelong career. Now, almost 2 years later I’ve taken on two new roles as a Special Projects Associate and Operations Specialist. Applying at Bail was one of the best decisions I have made! I have learned so much and have met some amazing people!

When I’m not at my “big kid job” as my kids call it, you can find me at one of my kids school or sporting events, between my husband Nick and I we have four, so there is never a dull moment. Jackson, Nickolas, Brynn, and Bailey who are 11, 12, 13, and 17. They give me a run for my money on a regular basis but being a “mom & bonus mom” is by far, my favorite job! If I’m not in an auditorium or on a set of bleachers chances are you’ll find me working my “for fun” job as a wedding photographer, coordinator, and recently added videographer. For the past 3 years I’ve worked for a company my very best friend owns. Being able to go to “work” with my best friend of 20 years is awesome!

 


Jeff Witt – Agent Relations Specialist

Where do I begin???  Growing up in a small town in MN, I knew nothing about the Bail Industry.  After attending a few years of college, and having way too much fun doing it, I ended up working in the banking industry for 6 years.  It was at that point that I was persuaded to become a licensed Bail Bondsman.  I wrote bail In Southern California for year, and then in Minnesota for the next ten… learning the ins and outs on a daily basis.

I moved to the surety side of the industry in 2016, becoming an auditor with Accredited Surety and Casualty.  It was with them that I ended up relocating to Orlando, FL.  In 2019, with the transition to Crum & Forster/Bail USA, I moved into an Agent Relations position, tending to our fine agent bases here in Florida, along with Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kansas.

The best part of my job is getting to connect with the agents on a daily basis.  As we all know, in order to be a Bondsman, you have to be able to tell stories, and there is no shortage with our agents.  Being able to hear the day-to-day dealings is very entertaining, as it brings back all the memories of being in their shoes.  Although 2020 was a weird, at times difficult, year, I believe we all adapted very well, and getting back on the road in 2021 made me appreciate everyone a little bit more.

When I am not working, you can usually find me doing something sports related.  From attending games of all levels, to even collecting trading cards, you could best describe me as sports dork.  And that’s fine with me.  I also enjoy Pizza.  And Sugar Free Red Bull.

Last but not least, I can’t forget about my coworkers, both past and present.  It’s who I have learned the most from, and continue to every day.