Learn More About – Kimberly Detmer-Reed
Tell us a little bit about your background…
I grew up in northwest Ohio, attended Bowling Green State University for a year then graduated Bowling Green Area School of Practical Nursing in 1977. I lived the first 40 years of my life in northwest Ohio; lived in Slidell, LA from 1996-2000; and in Loveland, OH until I moved to Bradenton in 2004. I was a Licensed Practical Nurse from 1977 until 2004 during which time I managed medical/surgical practices and lastly, I served as Lead Patient Coordinator for ProScan Imaging’s diagnostic imaging center in Cincinnati, Ohio. I joined Boyd Insurance & Investment Services Inc. in 2004 as administrative assistant to the Vice President of Financial Services, Nick Zec, and served in that capacity until 2006 when promoted to Financial Services and Benefits Manager, I later attained a Florida 2-40 Health Insurance license, and most recently was promoted to the position of an Employee Benefits Account Manager.
What are your key accomplishments in your field/ on the job?
I excel in providing excellent customer service and find deep satisfaction in making a positive contribution to our Boyd team. I appreciate the professional and personal relationships shared with our clients and the customer service representatives of various insurance carriers.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
I didn’t choose the industry. In seeking employment I learned of the financial services administrative assistant opening, applied and was offered the position. My prior experience of 27 years, personally and professionally, with health insurance — from physician and facility insurance contracting; medical coding and billing; claims filing, reconciliation, and resolution; and oversight of accounts receivables — has proven valuable.
Tell us about your approach to customer service.
My commitment is to treat our clients and the customer service representatives I work with respect and a positive attitude; to deal with customer concerns promptly and efficiently, and to follow up with the customer.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
What’s the last song you listened to?
I Cross My Heart by George Strait
Is there something that excites you so much it keeps you awake the night before?
Describe the most incredible view you’ve ever seen.
To see humpback whales breaching the Atlantic waters off Plymouth, MA from the deck of a whale-watch excursion boat.
Describe yourself using only film titles.
As Good As It Gets, Mary Poppins, and Mamma Mia