Jehane Myers recognized for maximizing human potential at specialty underwriter
VERO BEACH. FLA. – Sept. 8, 2021 – Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC, (“Orchid Insurance”), among the largest independent managing general underwriters in the United States, announced today that Jehane Myers, Vice President of Human Resources, has been named HR Professional of the Year by the HR Florida State Council. This annual award recognizes a Human Resources leader who has advanced the profession in a significant way. The individuals nominated for this award are “best in class” serving as role models for the profession by setting the standard for others to follow and apply their expertise to enhance organizational effectiveness.
Myers, who has led human resources at Orchid Insurance for the past four years, has been instrumental in driving recruitment, retention, and talent development while promoting individual success at the Vero Beach-based MGU.
“Employees are at the heart of everything Jehane does,” said Kathy Cody, President and Chief Operating Officer at Orchid Insurance. “She always takes the time to meet with employees and works tirelessly to ensure they are treated fairly, and that Orchid builds an inclusive culture. Many nights she is the last one to close the door behind her, making sure employees are heard and her many initiatives remain on track. She empowers all staff to ensure they drive value for Orchid and, in doing so, live our company values.”
“I am truly grateful and honored that I was selected for this award. It’s an awesome and rewarding achievement that encourages me and hopefully other HR Professionals to continue advancing the profession and practicing servant leadership,” said Myers.
Myers joined Orchid Insurance after serving as Director of Human Resources at Bridgevine, Inc. (acquired by Updater). Myers is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She also holds an MBA in Management from Amberton University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. She is the HR Florida District Director for District 6, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a member of the Intern Committee for WSIA, and a board member of Mentoring Families and Kids of Jacksonville, Fla.
Representing more than 16,000 individual human resource professionals, the HR Florida State Council is the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). HR Florida is a 100 percent volunteer entity consisting of 28 SHRM-affiliated chapters across the state.
About Orchid Insurance
Orchid is the largest personal lines E&S managing general underwriter, providing specialty homeowners insurance products for coastal risks in the Gulf, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic states, with an additional suite of brokerage products available in all 50 states. It is expanding its presence in the admitted homeowners market through Trusted Resource Underwriters, its joint venture attorney-in-fact with Homesite Insurance, representing Trusted Resource Underwriters Exchange (TRUE). In partnership with CrossCover Insurance Services, Orchid is also expanding its offerings in commercial E&S markets, with a focus on middle-market specialty business. Orchid was founded in 1998 and is based in Vero Beach, FL. In 2018, private equity group TowerBrook Capital Partners made a majority investment in Orchid.
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