As Executive Vice President of Operations, Mary Lawless knows what it takes to be successful. From an early age, her father instilled the infamous wisdom in her to “always work harder than everyone else”, and she does just that. Mary is instrumental in overseeing the day to day operations to support the overall growth and success of Acentria.
Although she primarily focuses on strategic planning and goal setting, her biggest professional accomplishment is playing an integral role in the employee development and corporate culture. Building an organization that employees believe in and offering products and services that producers are proud of is important to Mary. “I find joy in seeing the ‘light’ go off when assisting producers to become successful,” she boasts.
While identifying younger talent and getting known in the insurance industry is challenging, Mary and her team work diligently to focus on recruiting efforts and the latest marketing and branding trends. “Acentria is making a name for itself and rapidly growing in the southeast, while maintaining financial sustainability,” said Mary. With endless opportunities at Acentria Insurance, Mary continually seeks out those who are looking for a career. By partnering with nationally recognized talent at Acentria, new producers will have the opportunity to develop a substantial book of business for the betterment of the team. Experience, product knowledge, ethics and the ability to listen and learn are all qualities that Mary feels define a top producer.
With over two decades in the insurance industry… why Acentria? The decision was very simple for her. “The leadership at Acentria is dedicated and passionate about their business, but more importantly, their employees. Having built a true team environment, we are all striving for the same goal to see our agency successful,” declares Mary. “We operate as a team… as a family. This opportunity has been a blessing and allowed me to work hard at something great, while being able to have a positive work-life balance.” Mary concludes by affirming that, “working for honorable owners that pride themselves on ethics is a true honor and privilege”.