This month’s employee spotlight is on the absolutely wonderful Melissa Diaz! Melissa has been in the insurance industry for 19 years and with Brown & Brown of 5 ½ years. She worked her way up from receptionist to account manager, then to marketing, and now is the leader of operations, personal lines, and commercial lines!
In her spare time, Melissa likes to run and lift weights, go
to local breweries, and cook/bake. She has two boys, Kai & Denny, who
are the light of her life. They are always on the go. She says her
favorite vacation spot is Vegas, and no matter where her and her boys go, they
always have room for dessert. Melissa also says she has a mini zoo at her
house—she has a Bearded Dragon, Ball Python, Shih Tzu, Border Terrier, Red
Eared Slider Turtle, and several guppies.
Melissa says she loves working at Brown & Brown and that
this truly is her dream job. And it truly is a dream having her in our
office family and as one of our leaders. She really is the best!
This month’s employee spotlight is on our fearless leader, Connor Payne! He is both the big boss in the office and a commercial lines producer. He has been part of the Brown & Brown team for 7 years. Connor is a busy man, but he was able to give us a little look at his life to share with everyone. Connor is a newlywed—just a few months ago, he and his wife were married on the beautiful island country of Mauritius. Obviously, he is a huge fan of traveling. Connor has been to 6 continents! In his spare time, Connor loves to drive fast, play pool and play golf. He is a 5 time golf champion at Tanoan Country Club. He was also nominated for the Man of Year Award for raising over $50,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. From the motivational Monday meetings to occasional pizza Fridays, Connor keeps our office running strong. We are so happy to have him lead our team!
This month’s employee spotlight is on the lovely Lora Dominguez. Lora does both commercial and personal lines in our Santa Fe office. She has been working in insurance for 13 years and 6 of those have been with Brown & Brown.
When not at work, Lora says she likes going on adventures with her husband, either doing something they have never done before or something they have never done together. She also loves spending time with her grandma. Lora says she is one feisty lady and most of the time they are laughing until they cry. Lora is also the proud dog mom of three Shih Tzu’s: Harley, Bane, and Bear.
Lora is one of the hardest workers we have, and we just love having her on our team!
This month’s employee spotlight is on Dan O’Donnell. Dan is part of our employee benefits team and has a wacky sense of humor that we have all grown to know and love.
Dan has been in the insurance industry for six years, and he really knows his stuff. He was born and raised in Delaware County, PA and even has a dog named Philly. When not at work, Dan likes to try and cook all different kinds of food with his wife and plays in a big band here in Albuquerque. He also claims that he has way too many Lord of the Rings books, but really you can never have too many.
Dan was quiet when he first joined us, but now he’s just a part of our crazy family. We love having him here!
This month’s employee spotlight is on the fabulous Amy Pasho. Amy is a busy bee who goes non-stop with our employee benefits customers. She started in insurance 30 years ago, working her way from receptionist, to doing Motion Picture coverage, to life and 401k investments, and finally settling on employee benefits.
When not running around for work, Amy likes to watch classic movies (mostly black and white film noir), going to wine tastings, and listening to Motown. She says her favorite thing to do while driving is singing at the top of her lungs to 70s and 80s one hit wonders. Her other main interest is the history of King Henry VIII and his 6 wives (a self proclaimed “Tudorphile”). Her dream is to rent a villa in Tuscany where she can cook, drink wine, explore Florence, and learn the history of the renaissance.
Amy has such a fun and quirky energy, and we just love having her on our team!