An Interview with Lane & Associates Operations Support, Patrick Long
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An Interview with Lane & Associates Operations and Underwriting Support, Patrick Long

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An Interview with Lane & Associates Operations and Underwriting Support, Patrick Long

At the core of what makes Lane & Associates great is a team of passionate and dedicated professionals. We interviewed Operations and Underwriting Support, Patrick Long, to find out more about his journey into a career in insurance, how he maintains a good work/life balance and his insight into working at Lane & Associates.

What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?

I enjoy spending time with my wife (Karyn). We enjoy going to movies, visiting our daughter (Lindsey and her husband Corey) in Houston or just spending time in the backyard playing in the pool with our 1 year old german shepherd Gemma. When time/weather permits I enjoy playing golf with my son (Michael) or my friends.

How did you come to a career in insurance?

I was working as an account manager at Pepsi-Cola right after college and was offered a job by a close friend whose family owned a personal auto insurance company. It was a perfect fit for me and have been in the business for nearly 30 years.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy working with the agents and our customers. Over the years I have had the opportunity to underwrite personal auto and homeowners, as well as, briefly processing claims. Over the past few years I’ve been introduced to the commercial side of the business. This has been both educational and informative but more importantly, introduced me to many new agents that I hadn’t previously had the pleasure of working with.

Share with us a little known fact.

While attending high school in New York, I was recruited to play both baseball and basketball in college. I decided to focus on baseball and moved back to my hometown of New Orleans and signed a scholarship to play baseball at a junior college.

 

Meet the rest of the Lane & Associates team by visiting our About Us page.

Karen Bivona is a Lane & Associates underwriter! She underwrites, quotes and services general liability accounts for contractor risks, including our online Artisan Contractor General Liability Program. She has worked with the company for more than 35 years.

Jonathan Whitaker is a Lane & Associates underwriter. One of his favorite parts about his job is the relationships and friendships he's able to extend beyond work. He enjoys golf, traveling, Saints football and spending time with his family.

Marie Hohensee is Lane & Associates Vice President of Commercial Underwriting and assists the commercial underwriters in making sound and profitable decisions in placing business for our customers, as well as underwriting her own book of business. She’s originally from California but has called Louisiana her home for more than 25 years and has been working in insurance for more than 30 years!

Brandy Lane is an Underwriting Assistant at Lane & Associates. Brandy's favorite part of her job is helping the underwriters so we can promptly get things to our agents! Brandy's hobbies include spending time with her friends, trying new restaurants and seeing live music.

Scott Landry is the president of Lane & Associates, an advocate of continuing education and has his CPCU, ASLI, AIS, AU, and AIDA. Scott is active in the insurance community, serving on Commissioner Donelon's Surplus Lines Insurance Advisory Council, The Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association. Some of Scott's hobbies include gardening and exercising.

Casey Lane is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite part of his job is building relationships with the agents he serves. When he's not at Lane, Casey enjoys Saint's football, music and watching his four children's sporting events.

Chris Weego is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite thing about working at Lane are his coworkers and the amazing agents he gets to work with. When he's not working, Chris enjoys playing golf, watching his kids play sports and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!

Don Lundy is a Lane & Associates Texas underwriter. Recently, he completed his CPCU designation after 15 years of off-and-on classes. When he's not working, Don enjoys photography, Star Wars, the Atlanta Braves and watching his son bowl.