Insurance Journal Agents of the Year: Chip Renno

Chip Renno standing in Snellings Walters office holding a cup of coffee with Insurance Journal Agents of the Year emblem

Insurance agents play a crucial role in protecting individuals, families, and businesses from unforeseen risks. They help clients navigate the complex world of insurance, providing them with the coverage they need to safeguard their assets and livelihoods. While many agents excel in their field, there are those who go above and beyond, embodying the true spirit of professionalism, entrepreneurship, and passion for their work. In 2022, Insurance Journal recognized 25 such exceptional agents as the Agents of the Year, who redefined what it meant to be a successful independent agent.

All About Chip Renno

One of the Agents of the Year is our very own, Chip Renno, CIC, CRM, ARM, CWCP, CPIA, a relationship builder who has made a significant impact in the insurance industry. With over 30 years of experience, Chip has worked diligently to be an advocate and commercial insurance/risk management advisor for a variety of valued commercial property and casualty (P&C) clients. He specializes in manufacturing, distribution, artisan contractors, and service companies. Chip attributes his success to his proactive service and marketing strategy model, which revolves around taking great care of his existing clients and constantly evolving his skills and knowledge through continuing education.

Chip’s career has taken him through a few long-term stints with independent agencies, and in 2018, he joined the team at Snelling Walters as a producer. He became a principal and board member in 2021. Chip acknowledges the importance of his exceptional service team in helping him build his reputation. He credits their high sense of urgency and dedication to exceeding clients’ expectations for freeing up his time to focus on building relationships and prospecting for new business. Chip’s commitment to providing outstanding service has earned him referrals from clients and others in his community, which has helped him consistently grow his client base year after year.

His colleagues in the insurance industry have also praised Chip’s tenacity, professionalism, and leadership skills. Billy Potter, Snellings Walters CEO, expresses gratitude for Chip:

 “Chip is one of the most tenacious, disciplined and motivated sales people I have known in my career. His drive is only surpassed by the love of his faith and family. I am grateful for his friendship and his example.”

Another one of Chip’s colleagues, Clay Snellings, adds: 

 “Chip is a consummate professional and trusted advisor for his clients.  His vast experience in the industry and tenacity for helping others is one of the many reasons that he is so successful and deserving of this recognition.”

Chip’s success as an independent insurance agent goes beyond his sales achievements. It is his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service, building meaningful relationships, and constantly improving his skills and knowledge that sets him apart. He exemplifies the qualities of a true professional, and his passion for his work, coupled with his dedication to his clients and community, make him a deserving recipient of the Agents of the Year recognition.

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