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Top 10 with YBC President Ryan Purssell

Ryan Purssell, Commercial Producer at Mink Insurance, joins us as this year’s 2017 Young Brokers Council (YBC) President. With Ryan, it’s all about motivation. “YBC is a great opportunity to be motivated and influenced by aspiring individuals. [The Council’s] growing stronger every year, and it’s no wonder since we are the future leaders of this industry.” Here, our top 10 questions with this year’s YBC President.

IBAO:      What was your first job?
RYAN:     Flipping burgers at Harvey’s. I called this job “inspiration for higher education.”

IBAO:      What does a typical work day look like for you?
RYAN:     Very sales orientated mixed with non-stop emails and phone calls.

IBAO:      What’s the best thing about your job?
RYAN:     Solving problems, providing peace of mind and putting smiles on people’s faces.

IBAO:      How would colleagues describe you?
RYAN:     Hard working, detail-oriented and fun to have in the office.

IBAO:      What’s something most people don’t know about you?
RYAN:     I’m a musician. I’ve played in several bands over the years.

IBAO:     What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
RYAN:    Final Tragically Hip Tour, 2016.

IBAO:      In a movie of your life, what celebrity would play you?
RYAN:    Jack Johnson, although he’s more of a musician than an actor…

IBAO:      Is it better to be perfect and late, or good and on time?
RYAN:     Oooh…tough one to choose, but I’m never late!

IBAO:     What was your best learning experience?
RYAN:    Life itself; we’re always learning from past mistakes.

IBAO:     What’s your biggest career aspiration?
RYAN:    To own and grow my own brokerage.


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