Meet Linda Moon, VP Compliance & Corporate Support
Tell us about your career journey and your path to Sompo. What attracted you to Sompo?
I started my insurance career right out of college and joined Royal & SunAlliance in 1977. My first job was a premium auditor. I then worked in IT, Underwriting, Operations, Business Process Reengineering and IT again. In 2002, I had the opportunity to become the Program Manager for a joint venture project with Sompo America and Royal & Sun Alliance to create the SJA Agency. The people at Sompo were very knowledgeable and I enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture; so I continued to work for SJA Agency, which became Sompo America. I was involved in many aspects of insurance company operations – compliance, statistical and data reporting, market conduct exams, operational risk, complaints, policies and procedures, producer management and more. When Sompo purchased Endurance in 2017, I stayed with the company. Currently, I am a member of the dynamic Legal & Compliance team.
Tell us about your day job.
I am a member of the Legal & Compliance team. My team focuses on data reporting (statistical and regulatory), managing market conduct exams, the corporate insurance program and classified records and document management system/platform. We work with virtually every department in the company and many external customers. No two days are the same which makes my job exciting.
Tell us about an initiative at Sompo that you are most excited for in 2023.
One Sompo is an exciting initiative. Bringing the organization together provides opportunities to learn about all aspects of the company and each other, different cultures and find ways to operate differently or more efficiently. It also fosters more effective communication.
What advice do you have for prospective Sompo candidates?
Learn as much as you can. Sompo has so many opportunities to learn about the entire company operation. If something looks interesting to you, talk to your manager and find a way to make it happen. The more you learn about the company the more valuable an employee you will be.
Over the years I have worked in many different departments and learned a great deal along the way. I would not have changed that for anything.
Most importantly, remember to be kind and don’t burn any bridges. Believe it or not, the insurance industry is small, and you never know who you might be working with/for in the future.
Tell us about the first [paid] job you ever had.
When I was in college I worked three jobs – accounts receivable analyst at Fedders Financial Corporation, part time assistant manager at Quick Check (convenience store) and waitress at a local coffee shop. I made the most money as a waitress!
If you weren’t working in the position you were in, what would you be doing? / If you could have a career in anything what would it be?
I have always been fascinated by space and the planets. I would be working at NASA in the aerospace field.
Tell us something about you that might surprise us.
I have been working in the insurance industry at the same company for 45 years.