State Farm | Like a Good Neighbor . . . |
Published in the January/February 2011 issue of print Search & Employ® |
Aaron Gomez is the agency field executive for the Palos Verdes field office if State Farm in the Los Angeles Market Area. Gomez began his career with State Farm as a local agent business owner in 2004, and received numerous awards for production and quality.
Gomez joined the Army in 1985 spent six years there, serving in the signal corps and as a training non-commissioned officer. Among the things he learned in the military, Gomez believes leadership is the quality that has served him well at State Farm and in previous positions. “Anyone with leadership skills and a good work ethic will succeed at State Farm,” he said. “Veterans bring those qualities and more. Their core values – including honor and commitment – are coveted by all employers, but fit perfectly at State Farm.”
State Farm offers the opportunity to be either an employee or an independent State Farm agent. “Anyone with an entrepreneurial mind would likely do well as an agent,” Gomez said. “They are directly responsible for their own income. It’s essentially like being in business for yourself. You don’t need sales experience, and it is open to anybody who is a go-getter. Most veterans I’ve met fit the ‘go-getter’ label. They also have the focus, discipline, attention to detail, and dedication to accomplishment that would help them succeed as an agent.”
State Farm paid its first claim in 1922 and now insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., and is one of the leading insurers in Canada. With 68,000 employees and nearly 18,000 agents, State Farm ranks number 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.