Broker Profile: For Jennifer Chenault, insurance isn’t a job; it’s a lifestyle
Whether caring for her clients or community, Jennifer, a Vice President with Lovitt & Touché in Tucson, Ariz., exudes enthusiasm in all aspects of her life.
While the insurance industry is often thought of as dull or boring, Jennifer says it’s anything but. “There is never a point where you would be able to ‘know’ everything,” she says.
Jennifer, who joined Lovitt & Touché in 2014, added that the potential for creativity and relationship-building are what drew her to the insurance industry – not to mention the scope of and available opportunities within the industry. She specializes in helping businesses identify their insurance needs and finding solutions that perfectly suit them.
Though she describes herself as an insurance generalist, Jennifer enjoys working in four key sectors in her insurance work: technology, education, not-for-profit and manufacturing.
Jennifer’s philosophy is that her job isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life. “I can be anywhere and meet a potential client,” she said. She added that the most rewarding aspect of her job is when a client refers their colleagues to her due to her vast knowledge of the insurance industry and her deep commitment to customer service. “That’s the highest compliment,” she said.
Arizonan by choice, Bostonian at heart
Jennifer has called Arizona home for more than 20 years. Growing up in the Boston area, she was eager to make the move to a warmer climate. Besides the enviable weather, Jennifer says her favorite thing about Tucson is its tight-knit community.
“I feel a real sense of place here,” she says.
That sense of place has led her to become involved in many professional and charitable organizations, including Greater Tucson Leadership, a professional organization focused on improving the community by building strong leaders. Her involvement in the Arizona Tech Council led to her becoming the original chair of the Women in the Workforce Committee as well as an Ambassador for the council. She has served on the board for Casa de la Luz Hospice Board, The Idea School Board, The YWCA fundraising committee and various other community events.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys being with her family, which includes her son, her daughter and Mark, her husband of 23 years. The family recently welcomed a new addition: Bear, a Golden Doodle puppy.
Jennifer is also an avid Blackjack player. She enjoys the challenge inherent in the game, using her creativity and skill to outplay the dealer, work as a team with the other players and leave with more money in her pocket than she started with.
“I love the challenge of it. I love strategizing and solving puzzles,” she said.