Mitchel Zelman

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E&S broker, leader and mentor Mitchel Zelman, in brief.

Mitchel Zelman

Home: Boca Raton, FL.  Age: 43.  Birthplace: Miami, FL.  Organization: USG Insurance Services, Inc., Last Look Consulting Group, Harris Hospitality Group.  Title: National Director: Brokerage Division.  Pronouns: He/Him/His.  Alma mater: Florida State University.

Recent recognition: Named National Director of the USG Insurance Services, Inc. brokerage division.  Recent professional development: Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.  Latest contribution to others:  Mitch Zelman $1,000 award scholarship program for college students.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Starting a new brokerage division for USG.  Hobbies: Boating, Surfing, Training, Reading.  Recent travel or adventure: Costa Rica.  Last book read: The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer.

Personality profile: Charismatic, professional, creative.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Charismatic.  Moral compass: Continuous personal growth, self-reflection and openness to challenges will help you find success.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Trust and mutual respect.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? A mutually beneficial and productive partnership between two or more individuals or entities.

What is your greatest joy? My kids.  What is your greatest fear? Missed opportunities.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? World traveler.

What three emojis best describe you? 🎣💡✈️.

How do you relieve stress? Running.  What is your go-to workout? Any HIIT Workout.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? The ocean or the mountains.

What was your first paying job? Bus boy.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? My kids.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Take chances.  What is your favorite app? Music and Audible.  What is your go-to source of news and information? Twitter.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Books.  

What is your big idea? Ownership of your book of business in the insurance industry.  What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? The way brokers are compensated.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Just be kind and show empathy.  What widely held belief do you reject? The world is getting worse.  What mega-trend most excites you? The power of social media.  What mega-trend most concerns you? The power of social media.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? One Way Ticket.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My grandparents.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A businessman.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? A particular watch that has a good story behind it.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With my kids on a boat somewhere in the Bahamas.  What advice would you give your younger self? Be true to yourself and go after the things you want and not what others desire.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? 2017 to 2021.

Personal mission: To positively impact the lives of others and contribute to the betterment of society.

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