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 Field Marketing Manager, Stephanie Whitmore.
Stephanie has been with us for 4 years and works remotely in the Field for Santa Clara County in California.
Let’s get to know Steph!
What made you want to work as a Field Marketing Manager for California Casualty?
California Casualty’s commitment to America’s Heroes transforms words of appreciation into actions.
Many companies claim their dedication and service to customers, but CalCas shows it every day and makes it a practice to go above and beyond expectations.
What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is discovering new ways to serve our customers that supports CalCas’ dedication to excellence. I love that we prioritize our members’ needs about just providing outstanding products and customer service!
Not only do we serve incredible people, but we have an amazing team as well. I can say with no reservation that California Casualty’s leadership at every level embodies the mission of the company and dedication to our customers. Being a part of CalCas, rather it be employee or customer, means you are part of the California Casualty family and are treated as such.
What have you learned in your position at California Casualty?
It has truly been a welcomed epiphany to learn about the challenges that our group members face that the general public may not be aware of. This knowledge has inspired new ideas on how I can be an asset to them professionally and personally. The term “American Heroes” is an understatement to our amazing customers.
What are your favorite activities to do outside of the office?
I am dedicated to personal wellness, an avid athlete, and love to support others.
As a member of “United in Stride”, I am blessed to serve visually impaired athletes as a Guide Runner to allow those with disabilities to experience the same therapeutic joy that I have from a run on the trails or a local race. I also have partnered with organizations that support young athletes to teach trail running safety and etiquette.
It’s been an honor to be a podcast guest and motivational speaker on wellness, and personal goal achievement and perseverance and am driven to welcome more opportunities to support others, educate, and hopefully inspire.
Anything else you would like the audience to know about you?
My first degree was in Criminal Law as I had an initial interest in fulltime law enforcement. As my career took a different path, I was able to serve as Reserve Police Officer for a city department and was promoted to Sergeant prior to my retirement as RPO. The experiences and education from that time have been a true asset to my role in serving first responders.
I am currently writing a book on personal growth and experiences through ultrarunning and triathlon, specifically my Ironman completions.
I have broken 7 national records since I began my ultrarunner career in the Fall of 2013. The 100 mile and 100K distance continue to be a strength of mine. Ironically, I never ran track or cross country and hated running. My athletic focus while in school and college was always basketball. I didn’t start running (at any distance) until I was in my 30’s and have been a distance runner for less than 8 years.
I’m vegan and my passion for advocating for animal rights and protecting the environment continues to grow.
Dyslexia runs in my family and I struggle on occasion with this, especially numbers. As an adult, I went back to school for another degree and graduated with a 3.99 GPA (my only A was in Accounting…not surprisingly haha).
Most of my career up to this point was in nonprofit management and I was selected as a national presenter and leader for the National Alliance of Drug Endangered Children, after pioneering efforts in multiple counties in Iowa and chairing the state Steering Committee for the state of Iowa.
I was a certified Challenge Course instructor and leader for the only certified Challenge Course (ropes course, rock climbing wall, tower swing, etc) in Iowa and lead groups through team-building and trust obstacles as well as post-activity discussion and processing.
If you want to learn more about Stephanie 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