We have amazing employees at California Casualty. The Employee Spotlight is a new series aiming to highlight those talented individuals that make up our successful company culture and community. From human resource recruiters and learning and development trainers to claims adjusters, marketers, customer support specialists, partner relations, sales representatives, and beyond; each week, we’ll highlight a new team member, so you can get to know us better and see how our employees make us who we are as a company.
This edition of the Employee Spotlight will feature our Senior Learning Instructor, Patty Pizer.
Patty has been with us for a whopping 23 years now and is based in our Arizona office.
Let’s get to know Patty!
Where are you from?
Winter Park Florida
What made you want to be a Learning Instructor California Casualty?
I love teaching; it’s my passion and I’ve been in the Insurance Industry for the majority of my working career. So, having the opportunity to work in all facets, personal lines, commercial lines, sales, service, underwriting, and claims, I get the best of both worlds.
Over the years, I have come to know and respect the values CalCas represents. I love my job and my current capacity to help others be successful in their insurance careers!
What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of being a learning instructor is getting to work with all departments and interact with individuals within many different areas of the company. Being an instructor, my primary focus is helping prepare new hires for their new careers with CalCas, but another fun part of my job is having the opportunity to work on projects and company implementations that involve both existing and new staff.
I love it when the light bulbs go on and you can see the excitement of learning in others!
Seeing employees that I have trained grow and become successful, and knowing that I had a hand in helping make that happen, is the greatest reward.
What are your favorite activities to do outside of the office?
Traveling and learning new things! Hiking, swimming, reading, shopping and Gabby Gourmet are also on the list.
My dream job would be to become a famous restaurant reviewer and then relax by going to see all of the great movie premieres!
Anything else you would like the audience to know about you?
I was born in Iowa, grew up in Florida and moved with my husband (from North Carolina) to 5 different states and 8 different homes! All in 30 plus years of marriage.
We have 2 grown daughters with 5 grandkids in 5 different states, so we’re a family that likes to move around a lot!
If you want to learn more about Patty or are interested in a career at California Casualty, connect with her on LinkedIn! Or visit our careers page at https://www.calcas.com/careers