Steve Anderson has spent his 35+ year career helping the insurance industry understand, integrate, and leverage current and emerging technologies. From business management systems to social platforms, Steve can analyze what’s happening now and explain its implications for the future.
For the last 20 years, he has crossed the nation speaking at places like SAFECO, AAA, Nationwide, as well as small and midsize agencies. He is on the faculty of credentialing organizations teaching thousands of insurance professionals and is a writer/contributor to multiple publications.
Steve has a master’s degree in insurance law and was invited to be one of the original “thought leaders/influencers” on LinkedIn representing the insurance industry and has over 340,000 followers.
His first book, The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon, published by Morgan James Publishing, will be available in September 2019.
If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker for an event, check out his Speaking information page. Steve speaks on a wide range of topics that help insurance agents and brokers make sense of rapidly changing technology and how to effectively use these new tools. Topics include emerging technologies, increasing productivity, which Internet technologies agencies should consider adopting, why online video matters to your agency, innovation, and much more. All can be personalized for your group.
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Steve Anderson Background
Steve wears many hats these days. He has been a licensed independent agent for over 35 years and is Executive Editor of The Anderson Agency Report (TAAR), a monthly newsletter that is the ultimate cheat sheet for future proofing your agency. Each issue focuses on providing independent agents with the insurance technology information they need to manage and grow their agencies more effectively. He is also president of The Anderson Network, Inc., which was formed to help agents and brokers maximize productivity and profits using practical technology.
Working as a manager and producer in two different independent agencies (one belonging to his father-in-law!) has provided him with a practical understanding of internal agency operations, marketing and sales management, and how an agency can most effectively use technology. Over the years he has handled a full range of clients, specializing in the larger commercial accounts, and continues to maintain his license.
Steve received his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in business administration and economics from Taylor University and a Master’s Degree in Insurance Law from Antioch School of Law.
Steve was thrust into the insurance business when his father-in-law, a sole proprietor of an independent agency, became ill and needed help. He received his insurance training at a major insurance company as a commercial underwriter and after a short time joined his father-in-law’s agency. He carved his niche by receiving post-graduate training in computers, sales training and the practical application of direct response marketing principles.
Steve is a prolific writer who is known for his knack for translating “geek speak” into easily understood concepts. He has written articles for virtually every industry publication. He is Dean of the School of Technology for the IIABA Virtual University and a member of the national faculty of the National Alliance.
Because he fine-tunes his ideas in the real-world insurance organizations are faced with, Steve is one of the industry’s top technology consultants and speakers. He provides keynote addresses, lectures, seminars, workshops, conference programs and individual agency and company consultations on how to maximize productivity and profits using practical technology.
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