Erin Boutwell is a commercial lines Marketing Associate at HDB. In 2017, Erin joined the team as a rare millennial who got an early start in insurance. She attended Troy University as a Leadership Scholar. As a result, she received a leading risk management and insurance education. Campus and industry involvement helped jump start her insurance experience while still in college. For example, Erin served the Georgia Surplus Lines Association as a Student Board Member. She also became a Charter Member/Officer of the Gamma Iota Sigma insurance fraternity on campus. Additionally, Erin participated in internships that put her ahead of the curve.
As an RMI student, she dedicated time to learn about the insurance industry. However, Erin did more than just study for exams. She was awarded several internship opportunities that each provided a different industry perspective. These internships led Erin countrywide to gain knowledge that would otherwise take years to develop. She participated in an internship program organized by the (WSIA) Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association – formerly known as the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO). Upon completion, the program honored Erin as one of the top interns in the participating class.
Erin graduated Cum Laude from Troy University in 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Global Business with concentration in Risk Management and Insurance. Upon graduation, Erin moved to Atlanta, Georgia to begin her career. She started as an Associate Broker with Worldwide Facilities, LLC – one of the top 10 largest property/casualty insurance wholesalers in the country. For two years with Worldwide, Erin traveled the country to meet independent agents and offer insurance solutions for their more complex risks. During this time, she developed a niche in Professional Liability Insurance (PLI). So, she committed herself to the study of PLI and understanding professional driven risks. Today, Erin holds several certificates and a professional designation.
Erin’s professional designations are issued by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), as follows: (RPLU) Registered Professional Lines Underwriter; Certificate in Errors & Omissions; Certificate in Medical Professional Liability; and a Certificate in Professional Liability.
In 2016, Erin married her now-husband, Trent Boutwell. Trent and Erin are originally from the same small town in Alabama – Troy. After two years in Atlanta, they relocated back home to Troy. The couple along with their two dachshunds, Oscar and Penny, made the move in 2017. So, this prompted a new opportunity with HDB. Erin’s expertise in Professional Liability Insurance is put to good use, as non-profit and social services business are a couple of our specialties at HDB.