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 Underwriting Service Representative, Hope Lees

Hope has been with us since the summer of 2018 and is based in our Colorado office.

Let’s get to know Hope!

Employee Spotlight


What made you want to work in Underwriting at California Casualty?

I had always wanted to be an underwriter. When I first joined the insurance industry that’s been the goal.  I love being able to review, investigate and problem solve.


What is your favorite part about your job?

I love that each account is different!  Every day at work really is a new day with new challenges – it’s exciting!

Underwriting is a real team sport so to speak; you have your peers and your mentors all helping you better understand guidelines, procedures, rare occurrences, or new changes.  I love that I am able to come into work every day and enjoy my job and leave it all at the door when I go home.

Management really supports you; stress isn’t a problem here like at some other insurance jobs I worked at in the past. Every day is a new day – it’s never boring here!


What have you learned in your position at California Casualty?

In my time at CalCas I have gained a better all-around improved set of skills including problem-solving, research abilities, and time management.


What are your favorite activities to do outside of the office?

Spending time with our friends and family! My husband and I love having our friends over – we all pick a new show to watch and we’ll make wings and food for each week’s new episode.

We love finding new restaurants to try.

We go to concerts throughout the year.

I love traveling!  We’ll do quick weekend trips to the hot springs, Las Vegas, Arizona, anywhere we can find a quick last-minute getaway!


Anything else you would like the audience to know about you?

I moved from South Florida to Colorado 15 years ago.

I am the oldest of 4 children – only daughter.

We have 4 rescue cats that were abandoned due to their health conditions. They’re doing amazing and are the sweetest angels.

My husband and I were high school sweethearts – together 8 years, married for 5!



If you want to learn more about Hope 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

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