kenneth-paganini_2949Meet New Empire Group’s newest addition to our Underwriting Team, Kenneth Paganini!

Ken joined New Empire Group in 2016 as a Commercial Umbrella Underwriter. He is a graduate of Marist College holding a Degree in Business/Finance. Kenneth brings over 12 years of Passenger Transportation and Property + Casualty Insurance experience to New Empire Group.  Kenneth was innovative in executing new strategies to bring profits to his previous organization and plans on bringing that same initiative to his new position at New Empire Group.  In his spare time, Kenneth enjoys participating in the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, going to the gym and meditating.

What do you like most about working at New Empire Group? I like the opportunity for growth that NEG offers. There are many incentives to further one’s career with full support of the management team here. This type of support and confidence is something I find rare not only in this profession but in today’s world. NEG truly wants you to succeed and in return for succeeding the whole team improves.  Allowing the opportunity for growth provides me with the confidence that is essential for success. I am able to focus on the job at hand knowing that my future is being taken care of as well. It’s a truly amazing feeling to go to work not just for a company but for yourself. In addition, having an office near the beach is a blessing.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? What I enjoy most is the opportunity to work and learn from everyone in the company.  I would be lost without the support, direction and enthusiasm of my co-workers. I appreciate each and every sacrifice they are dealing with during my learning curve; it is humbling to say the least. They are great people, teachers and mentors.  As a new employee with the support, direction and enthusiasm of my co-workers I hope to learn my role so I can be an effective contributing teammate.

What is your Motto or Personal Mantra? Mind body soul.  I think it is important to consistently find a balance between one’s mind, body and soul.  Positive thinking evokes more energy, initiative and happiness. Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body but I believe it is also the basis of dynamic creative intellectual thinking. Furthermore, food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Put your heart mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the key to success.

What are your top 3 life highlights?

  • Being chosen as Godfather to my nephew – a privilege I aspire to live up to. 
  • Owning my own home for 8 years.
  • Lifting about 2.5 times my body weight in any exercise consistently for about a half hour.
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