GAHU Blog October 2020

Nov. 5, 2020

GAHU Blog October 9, 2020


In reflecting on the 2020 year, the most tumultuous year of a lifetime, I think about my family, my career and my future.

As a long time member of GAHU and NAHU, I think about my timeless experiences of learning, sharing and career growth.  I cherish those memories and the ongoing commitment of the people I have met over the years.  It is that experience that I want to share.

I joined the organization as a young person.  New and fresh to the industry, I yearned to understand all the moving pieces. I was impressed in the volunteer commitment and the interaction from all levels of our industry.  Let’s face it, we have been drawn to this industry because of an underlying desire to serve and help others.  Relationships matter.  The people of this industry I met years ago are still in the industry!  Perhaps they are wearing another hat from insurance carrier to brokerage agency or related technology vendor, but all still committed with passion and empathy to deliver thoughtful solutions.

Our organization not only provides us with the comradery of known faces but ongoing education and advocacy to help our American nation.  We are a big part of everyday life.  From insuring employers to individuals, today more than ever our great nation society needs the expertise and dedication from people who care.

If you are reading this today you are one of those people! If you have not been told lately, you are serving and giving in our society to help every human life at all stages.  Keep up the good work.  We need you. 

With that, I encourage you to share your great heart with others.  Invite potential new members to join.  Think about your own career and experiences.  We welcome new members and returning old members to continue in their support and career learning. 

It is so refreshing to be a part of a group that continues to dedicate with commitment to the greater good especially when our society needs it most!



Jodie Braner, RHU

2020-21 Media Chairman, GAHU