Tricia Griffith says she never thought she would spend her career in insurance, but as an undergrad at Illinois State University, she saw friends getting internships at State Farm, so at age 22, she joined Progressive as an entry-level claims representative.
“It wasn’t something that excited me,” Griffith says of her early view of the insurance business. “I was like, ‘Who would want to work in insurance?’ ”
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But after “crawling under cars” as a claims rep for a few months, she says, “I was