Billy Potter, CEO, Snellings Walters Insurance Agency (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 440)
Billy Potter is the newly named CEO of Snellings Walters Insurance Agency. He joined host John Ray to chart his ten-year history with Snellings Walters and celebrate the firm’s culture and evolution. Billy also discussed the firm’s embrace of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) and how it has impacted their business, why he thinks his personal growth has been so positively influenced by his time at Snellings Walters, and much more. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Snellings Walters Insurance Agency
Snellings Walters has been providing honest advice & protecting what you value most for more than 69 years. They are the smartest way to protect your business & family. They identify the critical issues facing your company. Survival of your business requires managing risks. In today’s environment, these risks are rapidly changing and becoming more complex. They have built a customizable platform to provide you with the security you need.
Billy Potter, CEO, Snellings Walters Insurance Agency
Billy Potter’s career in insurance spans more than two decades. In 2011, he joined Snellings Walters to head the Employee Benefits Division and quickly proved to be an effective consultant. His superior consultation contributed to his winning various awards within the agency, and in 2018, he was nationally recognized as “Broker of the Year” by BenefitsPRO Magazine.
His reputation as both a top consultant and engaged team leader resulted in an invitation to become an owner at Snellings Walters in 2018. As Chief Sales Officer, Potter led his team to produce record sales for the agency. The combination of his knowledge, experience, character, and passion resulted in his transition to Chief Executive Officer in 2022.
In addition to his expertise and technical know-how, Billy’s personal philosophy aligns with the core values that drive the Snellings Walters vision: engagement, accountability, curiosity, and authenticity.
By cultivating and nurturing an agency culture that allows its employees to feel empowered and supported, Billy’s mission is to inspire the next generation of successful businesspeople at Snellings Walters and beyond.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- What is your background and how has it led to your new role?
- What makes Snellings Walters stand out among other typical insurance agency environments?
- Looking beyond the resume to provide opportunities to people who might not otherwise have a chance in the industry.
- Talk about the value of investing in and empowering your employees.
- What are your goals for the future of Snellings Walters?
- How does your “values-based culture” fit into achieving those goals?
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