Connie was born in Chicago, and grew up in the Northwest Suburbs. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Illinois State University in 1994. Connie started her insurance career in 1993 working for malpractice insurer, Associated Physicians Insurance Company (APIC), as a Claims Assistant.
The APIC book of business was purchased by ProNational Insurance Company in 1995, where Connie became the Illinois Sales and Marketing Representative. Under this role, Connie worked with ProNational’s contracted agents on new business sales for the company, while also working with ProNational’s marketing department to promote the company in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Connie also acted as Field Underwriter for the agent force. During Connie’s employment with ProNational, the company became one of the top three malpractice insurers in Illinois.
In 1997, Connie joined Aon Risk Services of Illinois, Inc., as the Marketing Executive for the Healthcare Practice. Under this role, Connie negotiated malpractice insurance programs for all of Aon’s physician clients in the Midwest region. Connie then became Account Executive servicing Aon’s national hospital and health care clients. Under this role, Connie negotiated comprehensive insurance programs while also working on the day-to-day insurance needs of each client. During the hard malpractice market in the early and mid 2000’s, Connie worked to help secure coverage for clients by developing captive programs for clients who were not finding reasonable options in the commercial marketplace.
Connie lives in the western suburbs with her family.