Insurance Development Associate Program
The Bottrell Insurance Agency, Inc. (Bottrell) and Fisher-Brown, Inc. (Fisher-Brown), subsidiaries of Trustmark National Bank, offer a challenging and rewarding Insurance Development Associate (IDA) Program lasting approximately 12 months in either Jackson, Mississippi (Bottrell), or Pensacola, Florida (Fisher Brown). The IDA program parallels Trustmark’s Management Development Associate Program and provides similar training and experiences in the insurance industry. The program is designed to prepare the IDA for a career in either insurance sales (production) or service (account management) by providing knowledge of agency operations, on-the-job training and an understanding of the various departments, services and products of Bottrell, Fisher-Brown and Trustmark.
As part of Trustmark National Bank’s continued growth and evolution as a premier financial services provider in the marketplace, Bottrell and Fisher-Brown are two of the oldest and most respected full-service insurance agencies in the Southeast. Bottrell, founded in 1936, and Fisher-Brown, founded in 1911, have both been honored with the designation of Best Practices Agency. Additionally, Trustmark Corporation is listed among the top 50 bank holding companies in insurance. Bottrell and Fisher-Brown both offer the following types of insurance:
- Commercial lines, including property & casualty, workers’ compensation, etc.
- Group benefits
- Personal lines
Please visit www.bottrell.com or www.itpays.com for more information about Bottrell and Fisher-Brown.
About the Program
While on the program, the IDA will work closely with Bottrell and/or Fisher-Brown associates to gain a working knowledge of the insurance industry. In addition to on-the-job training, the IDA will visit various departments within Trustmark and participate in leadership, professional development and communication classes.
The IDA Program is both unique and flexible in that it allows the IDA to be exposed to all angles of the insurance industry. During the program, the IDA and Bottrell or Fisher- Brown will determine how the skill sets of the IDA can best be utilized for the agency and the IDA’s career development. Upon successful completion of the IDA Program and insurance licensing exam, the IDA will be placed either in sales as a Producer or in service as an Account Manager I.
- A four-year college degree, preferably business-related with an insurance concentration
- 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrated leadership, professionalism, organization and time management
- Previous sales or service experience is preferred
- Must be able to work in U.S. without visa sponsorship by employer