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Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr. Simon pursued a career in the insurance industry. Upon graduating from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Arts in business management and a minor in economics in 2004, he began in the field as senior personal underwriter for The Motorists Insurance Group, now Encova Insurance, with which he later worked as a commercial underwriter as well. Following these posts, he gained valuable experience as the state director of the Ohio Insurance Agents Association, and as an insurance adviser and the vice president of CoverLink Insurance.
Drawing on his considerable expertise, Mr. Simon excels today as an adviser for Bold Penguin, the state director of Associated Risk Managers of Ohio, and the president of CoverLink Insurance. Since becoming president in 2020, he has overseen operations for three offices located throughout the state. Additionally, he maintains responsibility for developing both the company’s staff and its processes, and leverages the most appropriate technology resources to deliver a world-class customer experience to his clients.
Over the years, Mr. Simon has expanded upon his knowledge by becoming a chartered property casualty underwriter through The Institutes CPCU Society and a certified insurance counselor through The National Alliance For Insurance Education & Research. In conjunction with his primary work, he has given back to his community as a volunteer with the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership. For his professional achievements, Mr. Simon was named National Young Insurance Professional of the Year in 2014, received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Ohio Insurance Agents Association in 2017 and was recognized as Insurance Advisor of the Year through Finance Monthly in 2019.
Though his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Simon is most proud of utilizing breakthrough technology at CoverLink that has allowed their associates to work from any location at any time. By the time the COVID-19 pandemic started, the company’s remote work technology was already fully operational, which helped them avoid disruption. In the coming years, Mr. Simon aims to expand the company into an organization that can sustain organic growth every year. In his role as president, he will continue to drive opportunities to CoverLink Insurance and grow the recognition of the brand.
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