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Scott Addis

Scott AddisScott serves as the Director of Purpose & Passion

Scott is also the Founder and CEO of The Addis Group, an insurance broker and risk management consulting firm based in King of Prussia, PA.

The Addis Group has received significant recognition including National Underwriter Magazine’s 2003 Agency of the Year Award, the highest distinction in the industry. In 2001 and 2006, The Addis Group received the PINacle Award as the top performer of more than 100 of the premiere insurance brokerage firms who are members of the Marsh/Berry Agency Peak Performance Exchange (APPEX). The Addis Group was also recognized as the Business of the Year in 1997 for its “customer service excellence” by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. In 1994, 1995 and 1996, The Addis Group was listed as a “Philadelphia 100” Company, one of the fastest growing private-held firms in the region.

Scott has been recognized as one of the “25 Most Innovative Agents in America” by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research (Austin, TX) as well as The Franklin Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to the insurance industry in the Delaware Valley. In 1992 and 1993, Scott was a Philadelphia finalist for Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, sponsored by Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch. The Philadelphia Business Journal described the award as “the nation’s most prestigious recognition of successful business owners and the standard of excellence for the leaders of some of this region’s hottest entrepreneurial companies”. Nominations were based upon “ingenuity, hard work and perseverance which create a successful, growing business venture”.

A graduate of Princeton University, Scott is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a member of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter’s Advisory Committee. Scott has served on the Boards of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (Washington, DC) and the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research (Austin, TX). He also serves on the National Safety Council’s Loss Prevention/Risk Management Committee.

Ashley Correll

Ashley CorrellAshley serves as the Director of Events & Communications

Ashley seeks out the finest event venues and best coaches to help Network members and workshop attendees attain and keep their edge, fulfill their potential, and strive for more. She also serves as the coordinator of the Certified Risk Architect (CRA) designation, the Organic Growth Exchange, and Beyond Insurance workshops.

She also oversees the curriculum, enrollment and performance of the Changing the Game…To Revolutionize Your Business, Purple Cow Leadership Workshop, Mission Possible, and The Great Escape.

Ashley graduated with honors from Cabrini College with a major in English/ Communications and a minor in Marketing.   She works in the Tampa, Florida office.

Matt O’Neill

Matt O'NeillMatt serves as the Director of Creativity

Matt is the authority on developing creative systems, design, and technologies for accelerated transformations that spark the Risk Revolution.

Matt uses his graphic design and digital media talents to bring the ideas generated by the Beyond Insurance team to life. As a point person for the Beyond Insurance blogs and social media platform, new product development, Reach Your Peak performance and agency benchmarking, Matt collaborates with both internal staff and external partners. Additionally, he serves as an advisor for The Addis Group’s online presence and social media strategy.

Matt has created fundraisers and philanthropic events for the Make a Wish Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Matt graduated from Albright College with dual majors in Communications and Digital Media.

Jean Sells

Jean SellsJean serves as the Director of Backstage Innovation

Jean keeps the Risk Revolution moving forward.  As a founding member of The Addis Group, she has actively participated in the design and development of the Beyond Insurance process.   Her objective is to demonstrate how you can do more business in less time by maximizing your agency’s full potential.  She inspires Network members to stay focused and take action on high payoff activities that lead to success.

Jean serves as the Co-Founder and Assistant Vice President for The Addis Group, where she oversees The Addis Group’s Quality Assurance and Stakeholder Intimacy Programs. She also coordinates the firm’s newsletters and Academy of Risk Management.

Prior to joining The Addis Group, Jean worked in the Marine/Aviation Division of Johnson & Higgins with numerous responsibilities including overseeing the division’s quality control and marketing functions.

Carolyn Smith

carolyn smithCarolyn serves as the Director of Marketing and Innovation and Reach Your Peak Performance Coach

Carolyn serves as Director of Marketing and Innovation and works to position and promote Beyond Insurance, its programs, and BIGN partners; enhance their national reputation; and increase exposure to the media and insurance and risk management industries.

Carolyn also acts as a Reach Your Peak Performance and Quest for Success performance coach.  Additionally, she provides market research, lead generation and sales pipeline development to the business development department, and works closely with the social media department to create and distribute high-quality content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it with their social networks.

Prior to joining Beyond Insurance, Carolyn served as Vice President of Marketing and Communication for the National Alliance for Insurance Education, where she drove the creation, implementation, and execution of corporate branding and strategic marketing communication programs.  Carolyn began her career as a reporter at the Santa Monica News.  She has also worked at Gilda Marx Industries and Motorola, taught the extracurricular marketing certificate program at the University of Texas-Austin, and consulted internationally on branding and marketing in the U.S.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, and is based in Austin, TX.

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