Robyn Ringuette

Robyn Ringuette

Construction Underwriter


Travelers

Hartford, CT USA


You don’t need a title to be an influence on anyone. You can be an influential leader no matter what.

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Attended Bryant University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in financial services.
Her parents both work in the insurance industry, which is what steered her toward a career in that field.
Interned at Travelers Insurance in the claims department for three years throughout college—after graduation, she was offered a full-time position.
Participated in their Product Pricing Development Program (PPDP), which trained her on the fundamentals of insurance and pricing concepts.
Her first job at the company focused on personal lines of insurance, including home and auto—even though she loved the numbers side of the job, she missed being able to connect with customers.
To satisfy both of her interests, she got the opportunity to participate in the Underwriting Professional Development Program (UPDP), which trained her in the fundamentals of underwriting.
She now works as an account executive for Travelers, underwriting insurance risks for the construction industry—says this job balances her love of crunching numbers and working with people.
Loves playing sports, including volleyball, softball, and golf—emphasizes finding the right work-life balance that works for you.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
Bryant University
Career

Career

Construction Underwriter

I provide clients with insurance options to address all of their construction risk management needs.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Numbers
Numbers
Working with Others
Working with Others

Day to Day

I am responsible for underwriting, marketing, and managing a book of business to meet strategies and personal performance goals. I collaborate across all lines of the business to provide a total account solution for Travelers' current and future clients. I also perform in-depth competitor analysis through monitoring rate actions, underwriting guidelines, and product design for both current and future products.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Time management and be able to multitask effectively.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Do a shadow or internship in a few fields to learn more about different jobs especially at different companies in different industries. You don't necessarily need a degree in insurance to work in this industry. Pursue subjects you are interested and learn the skills that would be transferable.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I won't be able to make a difference unless I'm the leader."

I've had to overcome this in a variety of ways, but the first time I encountered it in my life was when I thought I was going to become the captain of my volleyball team but didn't get it. I had to realize that just because I wasn't the leader, didn't mean that I couldn't let my voice and influence be heard. Your status or title doesn't necessarily equate to your influence.