IN THIS FEATURE:
Patrick E. Hanley, Sr.
President & CEO
At Socius, we look at insurance a bit differently. And our people are living proof.See what they have to say about what they love—from coverage to cooking to making a difference in their communities.
Q: What brought you into the insurance industry?
A: I graduated from college with no clear idea of what I wanted to be ‘when I grew up’. My father, who was in the insurance business, suggested I get a job as an underwriter while I tried to figure out my next step. I thought I’d spend a year or two in insurance before going back to school and maybe become a teacher or professor one day.
Q: What do you like best about your job?
A: I love, love, love, the people I work with!!!
Q: How has the industry changed since you started?
A: The industry has changed in every way imaginable. In my opinion, the biggest change is technology. When I started in insurance, we were still using Telex machines (Google that sometime). The introduction of the fax machine was a revelation!!! Technology (email, cell phones, internet, etc.) has increased an individual’s capacity exponentially. It is hard to convey just how much more efficient we are today than 30 years ago.
Q: Who is someone you admire, and why?
A: Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell. His first book, My American Journey, should be required reading. My favorite quote of his. “There is no end to the good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit”. On a professional level it perfectly captures the work we do as wholesale brokers and on a personal level it is something we should all remember and strive for.
Q: Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
A: From my lips I can flip a lit cigarette inside my mouth, hold it there, flip it back out and continue smoking it. Not bad for a guy who’s never smoked an entire cigarette in his life!!!
Q: What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
A: Traveling. I love to be on the move.
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