Employee Spotlight: Stacy McPherson
The extraordinary talent and support of the team at Continental Underwriters, Inc. is the reason behind our company’s growth over the last 8 years. From the underwriters to the brokers, industry beginners to experienced veterans, the members of our team are what make us who we are. Today, we’re continuing the #CUemployeespotlight with our favorite bean counter, Controller, Stacy McPherson.
Name: Stacy McPherson
Team: Executive Leadership
Time at CU: 1.5 years
Career Path: I graduated from Virginia Tech (Go HOKIES!) in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems. Since then, I have worked my way up in the accounting profession with various agencies and firms, most recently at two Fortune 500 companies in the area, before ultimately joining the team at Continental Underwriters, Inc. in 2019.
A Typical Day Looks Like: My role involves managing all financial aspects of the company alongside our CEO and COO, in addition to a bit of HR management. A typical day can consist of anything from reviewing receivables, payables and cash receipts, to processing payroll or handling new hire paperwork. I also support our management team by preparing weekly reports as well as creating monthly financial statements and PowerPoint presentations for their review.
TV Time (Shows I’ve Recently Enjoyed): I have watched so much TV in the past year and can’t pick a favorite, but three shows that I really enjoyed were: Blacklist, Yellowstone and Longmire.
When I’m Outside, I’m: doing anything sports related, either playing or watching my kids’ games (bonus points if those games are on a beach!).
My Vision for Continental Underwriters, Inc. Looks Like: My focus is on driving our “WE” proposition. For me, that means continuing to stand by and practice the core fundamentals of Preston’s vision, which will continue make Continental Underwriters, Inc. an industry leader for years to come and bring boundless achievements to the entire team.
Personal Motto: “Vision without execution is just daydreaming, execution without vision is just hard work.” I don’t remember who said this or where I initially heard it, but it really stuck with me.
Continental Underwriters is _______: Remarkable!
We’re thankful for Stacy’s drive and commitment to the Continental Underwriters, Inc. team! To click to learn more about our team and what makes us unique.