Yolande joined the Brown & Brown of Central Louisiana team in March 2017 as a Corporate Sales Executive in the Employee Benefits Department. A passionate advisor who views challenges with a different perspective, Yolande works with business owners to listen, uncover pain points, and provide impactful solutions to their Employee Benefits challenges.
Yolande started her career in insurance in 2013 as an independent agent for a national health benefits provider before being promoted to District Manager. Most recently, Yolande served as president of an Alexandria-based life insurance company. In addition to her experience as an advisor, Yolande has held positions in both military defense and higher education. A former member of the United States Army, Yolande worked with a major U.S. defense contractor training soldiers to pilot unmanned aircraft drones. She also worked with Louisiana State University in Alexandria as both a recruiter and financial aid officer.
Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Yolande has lived from California to North Carolina, but calls Louisiana home. She currently lives in Forest Hill on a small organic farm with her husband and daughter, who is also in the National Guard. Yolande earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from LSU-A and works with numerous local theatre companies and arts councils. She is actively involved with the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, currently serving as Vice President for the Alexandria Chapter.
In her free time, Yolande enjoys traveling, camping, acting, and listening to music. She also enjoys spending time with her family and frequently visiting new restaurants in new places.