The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) is proud to announce that Karla Stoffle of Upshaw Insurance in Amarillo was named the Account Manager of the Year during IIAT’s annual business meeting on June 10, 2020. Due to Covid-19, the business meeting was held virtually. The Account Manager of the Year award is given annually to an account manager in Texas who exemplifies outstanding leadership and service to the independent agency system and to the public at large.
Karla has 38 years of experience working in the insurance industry as an account service representative and claims specialist. She has been an account executive with Upshaw insurance since 2012. “I love insurance because it keeps me on my toes and it can be challenging keeping up with the many changes. I always tell the younger generation to not get too comfortable with their knowledge, as it will change tomorrow,” said Karla.
I addition to her account executive duties, Karla volunteers on various committees dedicated to making sure clients and her fellow employees are happy. Currently, she serves on Upshaw’s communications, education and community involvement committees.
Serving her community is a priority for Karla. “Upshaw Insurance Agency is extremely involved in volunteering with different organizations located in Amarillo,” said Karla. “My favorite volunteer work would have to be with Habitat for Humanity. Upshaw bought and raised funds to purchase housing material. We framed, sheet rocked, installed windows and much more. The look on the families faces when they were given the keys was priceless and was a moment I will cherish forever,” she said.
“I am honored to receive this award. I’m very grateful for the insurance industry and all of the successful and honorable people I have worked with and continue to work with,” said Karla.