Authority on Insurance Technology, Productivity and Profitability
- Greater Nashville Area
Steve Anderson's Overview
- Executive Editor at The Anderson Agency Report
- President at The Anderson Network
- Member of the National Faculty at The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research
- Young Life Capernaum MissionWide Board at Young Life Capernaum
Steve Anderson's Summary
I’m a very curious person.
It’s one of the reasons I’ve always liked the insurance industry. It’s given me a chance to understand how a variety of different businesses work because providing the best insurance coverage for any business imaginable required that I understand what they do.
You can often discover what a person is like by the TV shows they watch and some of my favorites are “Unwrapped” on the Food Network and “How it’s Made” on the Discover Channel – basically I like just about any show that explains how something is done.
That said, sometimes curiosity can have a downside. Think of George Banks in the movie “Father of the Bride”. You may remember the scene where George finds his daughter’s new in-law’s checkbook while digging through their desk and gets caught. He got in mega trouble for being too snoopy. Fortunately, I’ve never been that extreme but I have been known to make my wife a little crazy at times!
Yet this curiosity is what drives me to explore, experiment, test, write and talk about how existing and emerging technology products and processes can help insurance agents help their clients.
I’ve worn many hats in my career -- insurance company underwriter, insurance agent and producer, programmer (for a very short period of time), writer and speaker. Over the years, I’ve developed a unique ability to turn technology geek-speak into easily understood information that helps agency owners and staff understand technology and how to use it effectively (and even profitable!) in their organization.
And I’m proud that I am a practical and hands-on person as I travel throughout the country teaching, training and helping agents embrace technology and get to the next level of where they want to be.
So what’s my driving passion? It’s simply finding the best technology tools available to help insurance agents and the insurance industry more effectively build, manage and profit in their businesses.
Curious, isn’t it?
Steve Anderson's Experience
January 2001 – Present (13 years 9 months) Greater Nashville Area
Member of the National Faculty
1995 – Present (19 years)
Steve Anderson's Honors and Awards
Insurance Automation AwardNetwork of Vertafore Users (NetVU)
- March 2014
The Insurance Automation Award – in memory of Wade S. Dunbar Jr. will be presented to a person who has made significant contributions to insurance industry automation, in the spirit of Wade S. Dunbar. The recipient will be selected by a committee made up of past presidents/chairmen, executive committee members and industry leaders.
* Automation/technology involvement on an industry-wide basis
* Recognized achievements while serving the industry from a vendor, insurance company, agency, or industry organization perspective
* Exemplary personal standards relative to the insurance industry and the common good for all
* A long-time dedication “for the good of the industry” void of personal agendas
* A person who is not singularly focused on just one vendor or carrier
* Someone who has risen above single organization purpose and achievements
The recipient of this award may be any individual in the insurance industry including insurance agency vendors, agents, brokers, insurance carriers, or members of other insurance industry. A nominee can currently be active within the industry, retired, alive, or deceased.
Steve Anderson's Courses
University of the District of Columbia - The David A. Clarke School of Law
- Product Liability
Steve Anderson's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Steve Anderson's Certifications
CIC - Certified Insurance Counselor
- Society of Certified Insurance Counselors
- January 1995
Steve Anderson's Publications
Authors: Steve Anderson
- Summit Media: Property Casualty 360
- May 23, 2014
How to blend technology and tried-and-true sales methods to meet customer demand like never before.
Authors: Steve Anderson
- January 1, 2014
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- The Anderson Agency Report
- January 2012
The Anderson Agency Report (TAAR) is a monthly electronic publication that contains practical, up-to-date information for maximizing your insurance technology investment.
It's the only insurance agency newsletter focused on operation and technology improvements for insurance agencies.
Steve Anderson's Projects
- January 2009 to Present
As I travel across the country talking to insurance agents, the question I hear often is, "Can you just give us a couple quick tips on the top things we can do right now to make our agency more profitable and effective?"
The answer is, YES! As an authority on insurance technology as well as a consultant and editor, I've spent my working career discovering the cool new tools, websites, gizmos and gadgets that can make an agent's life easier, more productive, and more competitive.
My weekly emailed newsletter — Steve Anderson's TechTips — highlights one new "thing" each week that just might help your agency increase its productivity and effectiveness: TechTips is short, to the point, and quick to read.
After working with literally hundreds of agencies of every shape and size, I've come up with what I believe are the best agency technology resources available anywhere.
- July 2013 to Present
Email is the biggest productivity drain in most any insurance organization today. Taming Your Outlook Inbox will help you regain control of your inbox and boost your productivity.
Steve Anderson's Skills & Expertise
- Public Speaking
- Property & Casualty Insurance
- Commercial Insurance
- Strategic Planning
- Professional Liability
- Umbrella Insurance
- Social Media
- Workers Compensation
- Executive Management
- Certified Insurance Counselor
- Marketing Strategy
- Employee Benefits
- New Business Development
- Inland Marine
- Online Marketing
- Marketing Communications
- Risk Management
- Legal Liability
- General Insurance
- Program Management
- Customer Service
- Disability Insurance
- Engaging Speaker
- Marketing Automation
- Computer Security
- Cyber Security
- Employment Practices Liability
- Commercial Lines
- Life Insurance
- Claims Management
- Insurance Agency Management
Steve Anderson's Education
1970 – 1972