It is with both excitement and sadness that I announce that Thursday, May 31, I turned my Agency back over to State Farm. Recently I was offered a corporate position to manage multiple agency locations and I couldn’t say no to the leadership challenge and professional development opportunities that come with the new position.
Unfortunately, the position is not in New Mexico and will require me to move my family to Wisconsin (I have already bought my wife a huge warm coat as an apology!).
What does this mean for my policy holders? Fear not! State Farm already has a pool of approved candidates and is working on giving someone the privilege to be your Agent here in town. During the transition, Lou Santoro will be overseeing the staff of my now former office until that new candidate is fully trained to State Farm’s standards. You will not experience any issues in service. The new Agent will walk into a beautiful new office, a trained-up team, and will be set for total success.
I know this announcement is coming “after the fact” of my leaving. I was advised by State Farm to not reach out to the community until they had an opportunity to directly reach out to my customers. I did not like the decision but I had to obey my marching orders. I hope you will understand and forgive my inability to say goodbye to many of you that I have grown to deeply care about.
Thank you, Los Alamos! It has been a privilege getting to know you all over the last six years. This move is unexpected as much to me as it is to you, but I will always have a fond place in my heart for the experiences I gained here, the people I got to know, and the views on my trail runs – all which could never be replaced.