Carl Sisco

Carl Sisco

Commercial Auto Insurance Underwriter

Amalgamated Casualty Insurance Company

Discouragement and negativity are obstacles to be overcome. Overcoming one obstacle makes new ones easier to face.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I dropped out of college and helped my brother start his insurance business
My brother sold his agency to take a position that was less demanding and spend more time with his family
I had to learn to fend for myself working in businesses that weren't family businesses.
I was recruited for a position at a managing general agency working on professional liability insurance. It was my first position that was different than what I had been doing for the last 11 years!
I met a colleague who was as passionate about insurance and risk management as I was. We both realized that we wanted more out of our careers.
I was offered a position at an insurance carrier.
I decided to go back to college and finish my undergraduate degree in finance. I was fortunate enough to find a university that allowed me to attend full time while working full time.
I decided to finish my Insurance designation (CPCU) while in school. It started with a plan to prepare and pass one exam every other month.
Keep following my journey


High School
Quince Orchard High School
Finance, General
University of Maryland University College
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
The Institutes


Commercial Auto Insurance Underwriter

I get to work with brokers to provide the best coverage to the best risks, and help find ways for my company to thrive!

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I start my day reviewing my E-mails and checking my calendar. In the mornings I usually try to wrap up easy tasks and plan the rest of my day. From there I answer questions for my brokers, peers, and supervisors. I crunch numbers and like to track my performance, and get to discuss risks and evaluate them with my colleagues.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Start somewhere and take action. No role is too small, don't be afraid to take an entry level position and learn to be exceptional at it.

Recommended Education

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

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Working for an Insurance Carrier is boring and there is limited growth. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student