Name: John Wilson, Jr., LUTCF, CIC
Title: Agency Principal
Started: Formed WBR Insurance in 2006
John Wilson, Agency Principal, is one of three partners spearheading the rapid growth and success of WBR Insurance. He manages the day-to-day operations of the agency while maintaining larger commercial account relations.
John has 23 years of experience in the insurance industry. His professional designations are Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), a National Nationwide Agents Advisory Council Member and Member of Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.
John began his insurance career with Nationwide in 1992 opening his own agency. In 1997 he partnered with Alex Bell II to form Bell-Wilson Insurance, in 2006 Clay Robertson joined the team to form WBR Insurance. Today, WBR Insurance has four offices located throughout Hampton Roads with 20 employees.
“Our partnership makes us unique among other insurance agents in the area,” says John. “As a team we are able to scale, and provide our clients more support than a single agent.” By operating as both Nationwide and independent agents, WBR is able to offer more than the typical insurance products. “We can offer a full portfolio of insurance and financial product lines for our client’s businesses and personal needs,” says John.
John strongly believes in developing relationships with both his clients and employees. The success of WBR Insurance stems from the strong family atmosphere that the agency has fostered. John and his partners work to grow and expand to not only service customers more efficiently, but also to allow more opportunities for their employees. “We want to take care of our employees so that they can take care of their families,” says John. As a results clients have greatly benefited. “Our customers know that no matter who they call our knowledgeable staff can assist them and they will be take care of,” says John.
Originally born and raised in Virginia Beach, John can trace his family roots in the area as far back as 200 years. He attended Princess Anne High School, and received his degree from Virginia Tech. Committed to giving back to the community he lives in, John currently serves as the Hampton Roads Sports Commission Chairman, and Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Board Member for which he received the Chairman’s Award for outstanding leadership during the Sustainable Resources Campaign.
John is particularly proud of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission hosting the 2015 AAU Junior Olympics this coming July 29 – August 8. “Norfolk hosts this event every 5 years,” says John. “The event is not only an opportunity for amateur athletes to experience olympic style events, but also provides an economic boost to area.” The AAU Junior Olympics attracts approximately 15,000 athletes, ages 7 – 17 from all 50 states as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, who will compete in over 20 sporting events located through the city. The event usually draws an additional 35,000 people who will attend the events. This year WBR Insurance will host the VIP Reception and Celebration of Athletes award ceremony on August 3 during which John will emcee the event.
At Virginia Beach insurance company WBR Insurance we offer a full portfolio of policies. We pride ourselves in establishing personal relationships with our customers to assist you in protecting what matters most. To get a free quote for your Virginia Beach insurance needs, give us a call at 757-340-0028 or visit our website www.WBRInsurance.com.
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