The Price is Right in the Insurance Industry


In this episode, hosts Dustyne Bryant & Ashley Fitzsimmons hang out with Jordan Burns, CEO of Beyond Insurance Group in Michigan to discuss his fast-paced journey into the insurance industry. 

Jordan explains how he found the courage and confidence to go from being a Property & Casualty (P&C) producer to agency owner in two short years by leveraging connections, community, and membership with the Big I Michigan to become successful. Together we can achieve anything!  

Learn the fundamentals of strategic planning within an agency and learn what actions are needed to achieve growth.

Jordan Burns

CEO of Beyond Insurance Group

Jordan graduated college with a degree in Journalism during 2007 when the economy was in the tank. Went back into the restaurant industry where he met his wife. She couldn’t stand the 3-2 am hours so he started life insurance part-time. Tried Financial advising. Found home and auto and felt at home. Jordan launched his own agency, Beyond Insurance, in 2020 during a pandemic with a great partnership and has been going strong since.

Dustyne Bryant, MBA, CIC, CISR

Personal Lines Academic Director & Awkward Insurance Co-Host

Dustyne Bryant,  is the Personal Lines Academic Director for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. In her role, Dustyne collaborates with National Alliance faculty and industry colleagues to research and analyze Personal Lines segment trends, data, and coverage in an effort to deliver relevant and quality educational content to growing insurance professionals. 

Ashley Fitzsimmons, CISR

Director of Professional Development, Ohio Insurance Agents Association, Inc.

Awkward Insurance Co-Host

Known as the Beyonce of Insurance, Ashley has grown up in insurance. She has real life experience on the agency side – for nearly the last decade. She has had to overcome the same daily struggles and has personally researched and implemented many tools and programs to help her family agency run more efficiently.

Nine years spent as the fourth generation in a family agency located near Scranton, PA, obtaining her CISR designation, multiple speaking engagements across the country as well as being nominated the 2018 National CSR of the year has given her the knowledge and experience to help other agents thrive instead of just survive.

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