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16 G.I. JOBS | DECEMBER 2018 | GIJOBS.COM RONEISHA RIDLEY Account Executive Combined Insurance Dallas, Texas AGE: 42 MILITARY SERVICE: Staff Sergeant (E-6), Army (1994-2007) MOS: Avionics Communication Equipment Repairer (94L) OIF: 2005-2006 POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, health care administration, Daymar Institute-Clarksville, 2012 How did you find your job at Combined Insurance? My resume was on Indeed and I was contacted by a recruiter. What is your typical work day like? A typical day is attending a morning meeting with our team to include the market director, the district manager and the agents. Upon conclusion of the meeting, I attend appointments that were set up from a previous phone clinic (designated time to call clients). In between appointments I usually canvas. This means that I drive to an area where we have current business and walk into businesses and introduce myself, build rapport, make them aware of their neighboring businesses that are clients of ours and set up an appointment to come back to take care of their needs and their employee's needs. What's the best thing about working at the #1 Military Friendly ® Employer? It gets you on TV! I was chosen as one of the veterans to be featured on the Lifetime Movie Network's "Military Makeover Operation Career" to represent Chubb and Combined Insurance that aired in September 2018. What is the most challenging aspect of your job? The most challenging aspect is the unknown. Most people go to work every day at the same time, the same days, and it's very predictable. My job, however, is not. Despite how prepared I am or despite the number of appointments I have planned out for the week, it can all crumble at my feet. At Combined Insurance, one of our shared traits is having a "Positive Mental Attitude," and that's what gets me through the tough days. What advice would you give to service members who may be considering a career in insurance? If you are looking for a career and not just a job, then this is for you. This career is for a disciplined person who is motivated and dedicated to their craft. What was your exit plan when you separated from the Army? I saved enough of my deployment income to take care of my financial needs to support me going to college full time upon redeployment. I also made sure that I had a strong support system. My first day as a college student was less than a month after my separation from the military. learn from Roneisha's success at combined insurance

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